Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Saga Continues: Mating

Houston, we have lift off.


Ridge figured out which end to mount; Elsie stood for him with tail cocked.

And they did the deed this morning.

Their tie lasted only ten minutes, but they tied (necessary for full ejaculation). Ties can last from five to sixty minutes. I was glad for just ten.

The poor things looked completely pathetic and helpless standing butt-to-butt during their tie, but they did what they needed to do.

And then they were done.

Following their mating, they both needed to go outside to do their other business (pee and poop). It makes sense.

Ridge looked a little tired afterward, but Elsie was a happy clam. :o)

No trauma for either. Yay!

I crated them both when they came back inside (after watching them closely outside) so they could rest a bit and so I could get some work done.

And don't you know, Ridge started howling and barking again (wanting to get back to Elsie) after a whopping 15 minutes of being apart.

So like a male. ;o)

But he has to wait another 48 hours. Poor guy. He'll live.

Then we'll let them do the deed again.

Stay tuned. We won't know for three weeks if Elsie's pregnant, but we'll keep you informed.

Oh boy. Are we really ready for this? (More on that to come).

'Til next time,

Joan (who refused to photograph their intimacy -- didn't want to distract them -- sorry, no pics).


L^2 said...

Hi Joan,
Congratulations... or should I say good luck?! :-)
Glad all of Elsie's tests came back with good results. It sounds like Ridge and Elsie's pups will be wonderful dogs.

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Mrs. Chicky said...

Good luck! Elsie looks a lot like my Fisher so I'm routing for some gorgeous pups in your future.

Joan said...

Thanks, Laura, bala, and Mrs. Chicky for the well-wishes.

I guess we'll find out in about three weeks if Elsie conceived.

We'll keep you posted!