Saturday, August 25, 2007

'Tis the Season

I can't believe it. The youngest of the pack, Morganna, is finally having her first season. I'm not disbelieving because of her age - she's about 10.5 months old and is in the typical timeframe. Teenage hormones have been coursing through her system for awhile and she also had a low-grade UTI for a little while. She wasn't behaving any differently, but Bruce was acting as if she was coming into season. After two weeks with no real physical symptoms, we took her to the vet. The vet said that she was close to coming into her first heat, and that she had the UTI. She got her first dose of anti-botics and Bruce started to ignore her.

I should mention that Bruce is our "infection detector". If there's any sort of infection on any of the other dogs, he starts acting as if that dog is coming into season. Yes, he even does it when Tyler (our neutered male Eurasier) has an infection or when Tyler's thyroid meds are off.

Morganna started spotting last night. And then today, Lizzie started spotting as well. It was very strange because there were no indications, and Lizzie has a definate PMS routine. She wasn't due until November.

My time on the blog will probably be even more sporadic in the next two weeks. Bruce will start singing for his girls in a few days and sleep will be at a premium.

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