The time has come, after 4 weeks of wondering we finally have our answer. For those of you just joining in today four weeks ago I bred my Chesapeake Bay Retriever Glory to a blogging friends stud dog. You may know them, Thunder from 2browndawgs blog was the lucky boyfriend to Glory. They met up a month ago, had some puppy making days of love and the wait was on. It seemed like a whole year had passed but really it has only been four weeks. Boy does time drag on when you are awaiting what may be some very happy news. If you have been following along my blog since last fall you will know that I bred Glory and the pregnancy didn’t take, you can read about it here. That was a very sad time for me so I was hoping for better news this time around.
So now yesterday you were left with this question.
Before I give up the goods let me start from the beginning of our visit to Veterinary Village yesterday where I had Glory’s ultrasound done to confirm or not confirm a pregnancy.
Our appointment was for 3:30 pm. We arrived at Veterinary Village Glory weighed in had her microchipped checked then was put into a examination room where we waited for Dr. Greer and her staff to come in and preform the ultrasound.
The time has come Dr. Greer her technician Marissa along with Dr. Jen Roberts who currently is employed at Michigan State University doing her clinical studies at Veterinary Village before she takes her boards to become board certified in Theriogenetics. (Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction – according to Wikipedia).
Dr. Greer palpated Glory to see if she could tell from palpation if she was pregnant or not. She wouldn’t divulge her verdict yet…..oh the suspense!
A short video of the ultrasound.
Glory is going to have a litter of puppies, at least five were seen and there maybe more hiding in there. Glory was a good patient so she was used as a teaching subject for Dr. Roberts. The doctors looked for the heartbeats (which were beating strong) they then measured the fetuses (which were all normal). Glory has a healthy pregnancy going on. The next doctor visit will be in three weeks to take a xray of her abdomen and count puppies.
So to answer the question – Glory B pregnant and Thunder is going to be a puppy daddy again if all goes well.
Glory’s due date will be around July 10-13th.
Thank you Dr. Greer, Dr. Roberts, Marissa for some really wonderful news. Thank you again to Linda, Jim, Cindy and Thunder for your part in this breeding, without you all it couldn’t of happened. Stay tuned for more updates on the pregnancy, whelp and puppy raising.