Maddy's Diary for her breeding with Rusty
August 12, 2008
Dear Diary, a very sad entry today. I found out that the AI didn't
work and that I am not going to have babies this time. I am really
really sad and I know that mom is too. I did hear her say though
that I am going to be able to go full swing back into field training so
that I am ready for the fall. So I wouldn't be able to do that if
I were pregnant expecting puppies. So the glass if half full.
I will look forward to having puppies next time. Still a very sad
August 6, 2008
Dear Diary, mom brought me back to the doctor today. They turned
me upside down in this V shaped foam thing and then squirted this COLD
yucky stuff on my tummy. WHY would mom take me NOW of all times?
It is a little early, don't you think mom? Well, I was right.
Couldn't really definitively see anything yet. So now we repeat
the entire procedure on Tuesday. What a waste of time mom!!!!
July 18, 2008
Dear Diary, so I heard the "Fed Ex" phrase again and sure enough I was
back at the doctor's office this past Monday. So here I am
standing in the middle of an exam room with mom holding onto the front
of me like a big hug. Oh mom, that is SO nice! I love you
too! But wait! The lady with the white coat is back again!
OH NO! Not the rod again!!! So there is another lady
standing off to the side. I think she is there for back up in case
I move or something. Here I am with mom on one end and the lady
with the rod on the other end. What is a girl to do but just deal.
I love to wag my tail. Anyone who has met me knows that. So
why NOT now! Things could be a lot worse after all! Now the
lady with the white coat is getting swacked in the head pretty hard back
and forth. HA - what a riot! This is kinda fun!!
I guess she couldn't see what she was doing because she asked the lady
off to the side to come and hold my tail. Party pooper!!! It
was fun while it lasted! A few minutes later we were all done and
mom got us out of there.
Now both of the deeds are done. I really hope it worked! The
only thing I love more than the field is being a mommy. Now the
waiting begins. I think I get taken to the doctor in a few weeks
for an ultrasound to see if the lady with the white coat got it right.
I sure hope so. It is the least she can do given the fact that she
wasn't the DOG!
Ok, signing off for now Diary. I will write again soon.
July 13, 2008
Dear Diary, SO MUCH has happened already! Mom is being a little sllllllow getting information up on the web site! So where do I
Well, I came into season on June 27. Happy Birthday to me AND mom!
My first progesterone was taken on day 9 just to be sure. Yup, not
even close yet at 0.8, as to be expected. So I got to relax
for 3 days and got tested again and I was getting closer at 2.6 but
still not there yet!
But since I was getting close, I heard mom call this nice lady named Bev
in California. She co-owns a really nice boy named Rusty out of
her very accomplished dog Bismark and a pretty girl named Jazzmine.
He lives nearby with a wonderful family. After mom spent countless
hours on the computer and watching video, she decided on Rusty for me
this time. Something about having a healthy pedigree (including
goods and excellents in the hip category), wonderful temperament,
beautiful and clean movement, nice bone and substance, beautiful
balance, nice angulation - on and on and on. She thinks he will be
a good match for me. I never met him, so WHO KNOWS!
What I DO know is that I didn't get to go for a ride to a "no-tel,
motel" to meet my man NOR did he show up on my doorstep. All I
know is that I keep hearing something about Fed-Ex. Hmmmm - that
can't be good. Sure enough, I end up at the vet with this metal
rod up my private part and some person in a white coat saying that it
was all done. WAIT JUST A MINUTE! This is a travesty!
Don't I have a say in the matter? I want a recount!!! Mom
owes me BIG for this one. Who ever heard of making babies without
your man there - SHEEEEEESH!! And from what I can tell, they are going
to do it again tomorrow! OH this is just not fair. BUT, on
the bright side, I LOVE having babies so in the end I am one happy
So, that is pretty much it for now. I have been bred once and will
go again tomorrow (once again I protest that the DOG isn't here!).
I am really excited to have babies again. I love being a mommy.
I hope all this hocus pocus stuff works and I get pregnant!!!
Chilled semen - transcerival - it is a brave new world out there.
Just give me the dog - I will tell him what to do!
Nouli hasn't missed a beat -
He can still jump!!
Lexi likes the pudding...
I don't know WHERE Gunnar
could have learned this skill?