Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gryphon Puppies

Word came this morning that Gryphon is once again expecting puppies. Four weeks ago he entertained a nice young brindle girl. Who was a sweetheart--except when it came to the AIs. Boy, did she fight! For the last AI, I actually took her into the vet to cover all the bases. She was still horrible. (The bitch, not the vet.) But for all our trouble, she's pregnant! 8-) She'd been bred two different times last year, and neither one took. But it was fresh-chilled semen, and even though the vet checked for motility, she may have something going on that just doesn't like chilled semen. So she came up here and had what I call "live" AIs, where you collect the male and then immediately inseminate the bitch. No chilling involved. So about five weeks from now, Gryphon will be a daddy again. 8-)

6 comments:

-Carol- said...

I'm excited! They're even close enough to me that I may be able to drive out and play with them! WooHoo!

Jennifer Roberson said...

That would be cool! 8-)

Taija said...

Looking forward to seeing pics of baby-Gryphons!

Seitherin said...

Oh, that is so kewl. Congrats all around.

Jennifer Roberson said...

Thanks, guys! And the bitch is in Tucson, so I can run down there a couple of times and see how they'r coming along. I'm not taking a puppy because it's very likely this bitch will only produce brindles. At any rate, I've got a Cassidy puppy lined up, I'll keep something from Panda's litter, and I'm getting a pup from Cassidy's sister, who'll be bred in November. So I'll have my hands full! But what's nice about this is that though of different ages, the three babies can pal around together.

Miss Isabelle said...

Squeee! I can't wait to see pictures of the puppies either! Best wishes.