Yesterday, Teagol was lying quietly in the arm chair, so I just slipped my hand against her tummy with my finger tips cupped in towards her groin and I felt it. A puppy's limb gently tapped my finger tip. I looked up at my daughter, Florrie (Teagol is her dog) and said, "I can feel her pups moving." She laughed and thought, I was just thinking I felt something. So I beckoned her to put her hand where mine had felt the pup move. She did, and then she felt it, and smiled like a Cheshire cat. Anyone would of thought it was the first time we had ever felt a pup move at this stage, how excited we became by it. Excitement though, that also brings a little anxiousness that all goes well for Teagol and her pups being born.
Teagol is now nearly 7 weeks pregnant and slowing up as she blossoms. Her milk bars are starting to appear and everything at this stage seems as it should be. She is struggling to eat a great deal as her intestine's space is reduced by the growing pups inside her. So she is now on 4 small meals a day, one being scrambled egg, which she always seems to be able to find room for, often now with a big eggy belch after the last mouthful.
The video (below) is from yesterday after we had felt her pups moving for the first time. In just 24 hours from feeling that first movement, we are feeling lots of movement in her tummy now and you can feel the outline of pups pushed against the wall of her abdomen. These are all good signs and signals that the pups are most likely from an earlier mating than a later one.
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“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.” Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories
Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier small spaniel similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
WE DO NOT EXPORT PUPPIES
Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol