Three weeks ago, I had reasons to suspect that Taya was coming in heat. The males were more interested in her and her vulva was a bit puffy. I thought that I was being smartly proactive by separating her right away. Well, she still has not actually come in heat and to this, combined with isolation and the bitter cold we have had the past couple of days, I have finally said the heck with it, and brought Taya back in. (I have a small heater and a heat lamp in the room in the pole barn where I keep bitches in heat but their production is limited, especially when air temps are in the single digits.)
First, I let only Viljo be with her in the house. He rode her a bit but soon they were playing 'normally.' And boy, how they have played!
Nexus and Owl have been flirtatious with Taya but they, too, have reached the conclusion that she is not in heat.
Until that time truly arrives, it is so nice to have Taya back with us.