Ella was booked in for her eye exam on the Tuesday which made that a bit of an issue. We only have one Specialist here who does the exams and we had booked a while ago and were waiting for him to return from holidays. We also had not been expecting Ella to come into season this early. Monday is a public holiday so we had to make the decision to head to Melbourne and have her eye exam done there on the Friday as we just couldn't chance waiting around here to have them done then find she was ready for mating.
Ella and Louis
This is a combination I had considered for Ella's first litter but then decided to go ahead with my frozen semen and hopefully come back to doing this mating if Jacq (Armahani Kennels) was agreeable.
Luckily I got the go ahead to use Louis which i was very grateful for. Louis is a gorgeous boy who has not only done extremely well in the show ring becoming a Supreme Champion but he also has had a lot of success in dog sports. Yes, he is smart and handsome.
We planned a litter for the second half of 2013. Timing ended up being not quite right with Christmas and the heat of Summer so we held off until Ella's next season.
We made the 8 hr road trip to Melbourne late January where we were left waiting a fortnight before the timing was right to go ahead. Ella was mated very late in her season so we enjoyed our time away, making a bit of a holiday out of it.