It's been a dramatic year of lows for us here in Victoria, but finally we see an end to the gloom of COVID-19 lockdown in sight and we're hoping to celebrate doubly hard.
In September, I was more than a little worried this wouldn't go ahead. But the stars aligned and with a lot of luck, frozen semen collected almost a year ago finally made it to Australia. On the very same day Winter came into season.
I took it as a good sign and the next day the semen was sitting at Monash Vet waiting for Winter.
There were a few anxious weeks to confirm we were expecting little Hiro and Winter babies in December.
They arrived with a minimum of fuss on 12th December 2020: 4 Boys and 4 Girls, all Black and Tan.
We need to thank Hiro's owner and breeder for all their help making this happen, Opvet and Monash vet for their professional support, the Finnish Lappalaiskoirat Ry Breeding Committee and my partner Glen for indulging my passion.