Rose makes me smile. Every time I look at her, I can't help being happy.
Rose joined the RAGOM family on Feb 10th after a very long car ride. She came to us from a commercial breeding auction, where she was listed as possibly being pregnant.
Last week, on what would have been the 24th day after mating, I took her in to the vet. A sonogram was done, and sure enough, the pictures proved to be positive. The expected due date is April 7th. The vet thinks that Rose has had puppies before, based on some physical signs.
Rose is a very petite little thing and really should be named Peanut. Right now, I call her Mama Rose. She is medium brown with very dark brown eyes and very dark circles around her eyes. She reminds me of Cleopatra with the heavy eye liner!
She is on a 10-day ear treatment for yeast. This is common in Golden Retrievers. She is not especially fond of having the stuff in her ears, but she does love the ear rubs she gets and has a tendency to lean in.
Being new to indoor living, Rose had accidents in the house when she first came. She spent her first several days either tethered to me or kept within a few feet. Many trips outside and rewards for doing her business outside has done wonders. She is a creature of habit, which has made training all the more easily done.
Now that she is consistent about going outside, I need to get her to go further out in the yard. She has decided her place to go is right outside the back door. Not the perfect spot, but at least it is outside!
Rose and my resident Golden, Belle, have a great time together, wrestling and running back and forth on the deck. They sleep close by each other, usually touching. Rose will need a medium to large fur sister or brother for company and to continue to teach her the Golden Life.