Today Georgia went to the vet. The reproduction specialist.
The purpose of her visit to the vet was to have an x-ray, to determine how many puppies she will be having next week. The x-ray also lets us get a general idea of the size of the puppies. This is kind of like peeking… but it actually is very helpful for delivery. You can see if there is a very large puppy she may have problems delivering. Or a very small puppy that may need extra help. Most of all, it tells me when she is done. A girl can take a break, and you think she is done. Knowing there is one more or however many, gives us the knowledge to not stop. It can save a puppies life.
Here is your chance to play doctor… how many Australian Labradoodle puppies do you see in this x-ray? Hint: count the skulls. Counting the vertebra’s can be quite tricky. CLICK ON X-RAY’S TO ENLARGE SO YOU CAN DO YOUR DOCTOR JOB RIGHT.
While you’re counting, here are some interesting facts about Georgia:
Georgia can’t read, but she likes to be read to. Georgia love’s to carry tissue’s around… and then shred them. Georgia enjoys leisurely walks on a leash. Georgia’s real name is Georgia Peaches, but she will also answer to George or Georgi. When Georgia finishes her career as a Pine Lodge Labradoodle breeding dog, she would like to travel the world, be a chef and learn to play golf.
Ok. What was your guess???
Take a look at this x-ray. With the help of a few red lines, you can see each puppy more clearly.
How many do you see now? It’s a full house! Yes, seven puppies!
Congratulations Georgia and Ranger! Their seven Australian Labradoodles are due September 7th.