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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Heat. How often?

Gucci is just finishing up her first heat. Boy, what a fun time! lol not.

Seriously though, DH and I are looking at the calendar wondering when to schedule her spay and the next 4-5 weeks are CRAZY chaotic, we have trips, friends coming to visit, relatives coming to visit..on and on, actually the whole summer is sort of crazy with 7 kids and all their camps, etc. But I do NOT want to go through another 'heat'. How long do I have on average before it hits again? I want to do it when we have no company here and I just can dote on her and nurse her back quietly, that's ideal..but if its not possible..I'll work with what I have.

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Typically they go in about every 6 months or so~.......and I say typically because it can be every 5 months, or every 7 months, or 9 months, or.....well, you get the picture!


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Ditto to what Katie said.

Six months is what is expected, but you can't depend on it. Some are a bit earlier, and some are a LOT later.
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You also want to wait a few weeks after a heat before you spay so you can go ahead and plan for early fall as soon as the kids go back to school. You are an amazing woman with seven. I can't imagine more than my two.


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What was it our mother's used to say "Oh my little Gucci has "become a woman" haha - I too am planning anything important for the fall, when the kids are all away at school!! Kisses to Gucci!!

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I have a boy, and a fixed female so I have no clue about this. I just wanted to applaud you for having seven kids and a dog and not going crazy. I am impressed.

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Laurie, you are a hoot! I'm sure you've heard the old one..."Aunt Flo came to visit"! Sorry Kara....I'd get it done before her next visit too!
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Thanks!

Laurie, LOL! We have been telling Gucci she has become a 'lady' too. What is hilarious..she is at the very end of it, it will be 3 weeks on Thursday and the last few nights she has been humping her bear, but we aren't calling it that.

She is down to just barely spotting, and there was a time when she would literally WHIMPER for me to wash her off. She was doing an excellent job at keeping herself clean, until she started bleeding pretty heavily and I think she was overwhelmed. She just gave me that look like "Mommy, what the HELL is going on?!" haha. So I took her to the sink and cleaned her up, I'm thinking that was a mistake because after that...she slacked off on cleaning herself and started whining for ME TO DO IT! lol Of course, I kept telling my husband it had to be a coincidence, but ****ed if she didn't STOP whining and act happy after her girly baths.

And matting? OMG..she's matting terribly down there. Her fur also felt more dry last week, and I had changed nothing in the grooming dept. Poor girl, oops...lady!

I am just really overwhelmed with this summer's schedule. This weekend is a playdate at my house for the havs/silks. Next week, I'll be in Mazatlan on business, then the in-laws come..after that we are keeping 3 havs for a week while their parents go out of town (I'll post pics!), after that some friends from Michigan are coming to stay for a week, and then the camp starts, and family vacation, and my DS's eagle scout ceremony (which we have relatives coming from all over for) and my daughter is off the Virginia Tech! ARGH!

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awwww. sweet little Gucci!!! Kara you were very brave to go through letting her have one or two heats (didn't she have one once before?) I can just imagine her "mommy I'm dirty!!!! clean me!"




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If this was Gucci's first heat she was pretty late, isn't she over a year. You should have plenty of time to have her spayed in the fall. I have just about run out of time with Smarty, she was in heat at 9 months and at 15 months I am expecting it anytime. I just hate to have to put her (and me) through the operation.

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