Apologies Are in Order
After conferring with Kate and with Magnum, who was feeling much maligned following my blog post of the other day, I am compelled to print a retraction.
To whit: Magnum would like to assure the world that he is, in fact, NOT a “dwarf dog” with respect to the equipment necessary to the current task at hand. A second collection for AI, this time with my observation and participation, brought the matter forcibly to my attention, and I must offer due apologies to Magnum for my libelous assumptions in the previous post. In fact, he himself scoured the internet for an appropriate photo to include this time around:
Magnum (leering): “Hmm, yeah. That’th more like it.”
Me: “See, this is why you’re not allowed on the internet. Don’t you think that’s a little ‘in your face?'”
Magnum: “We could potht another picture: I got your ‘in your fathe’ riiiiight here, baby.”
<shuffling sounds as the nasty dog is escorted to his crate>
Wow, sorry about that, folks. Randy, young stud dogs; what’re you gonna do?
So, at this point, I’m not really sure why we haven’t gotten a natural tie yet. Eva does seem to be on the tight side, and she seems to pull away when he gets within the red zone, so that could be the issue. He also doesn’t seem to really “put himself out there” with her, so that may be part of it too. We’ve tried holding her in place, but Magnum seems to lose interest when he can’t chase her all over the kitchen (typical male, gotta have the pursuit), so… I don’t know.
Thoughts from any of you experienced breeders out there?