You know that saying “They grow up so fast”? Well Mulder aged a couple of months this week. Let me explain.
When she first came to us, I estimated her age was about 6 weeks. We took her for her first vet visit about 2 and 1/2 weeks later and the vet agreed with me that Mulder was probably in the 8 – 9 week old range. I am a breeder. My vet is a breeder. And she sees A LOT of puppies. I had every confidence that Mulder had been born sometime around October 22. I already have that date marked on my 2011 calendar for her 1 year birthday.
This past weekend, I found she was in season. I have never had a bitch come in at such a young age. I was shocked. I wrote to my Aunt who breeds Shelties (I figure Mulder has some Sheltie in her family tree) and she asked me if I was sure about Mulder’s age. I said that maybe I could have been a week off either way but yeah, pretty sure. Then she asked “Still has baby teeth?”. Yeah I’m sure she does but I’ll go ahead and look just for the heck of it. Adult teeth. Whaaaaaa?
From my Aunt: