Today Josie demonstrated slightly stronger estrus. She was walking in a more "slinky" manner and really soliciting interaction by following us around and crouching down. When we simulated breeding, she flattened down to the ground and vocalized. We also observed some treading of her back feet. Here's what it looked like:
She was so into this interaction that she had absolutely no reaction to her intra-muscular injection of LH we're giving:
Here's Josie after our interaction today. I'm not sure if she is satisfied or just confused!
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10 months ago