Last weekend my sister came from Michigan for a weekend visit, and being the "animal whisperer" that she is, the first thing out of her mouth was, "Did you know your dog is pregnant?"
I exclaimed..."What?!?!?! How did this happen? How does one not know that your dog is pregnant? What kind of owner would not know?"
Obviously me!! After the initial shock of the situation, I got my wits about me and began to plan what we would do in 9 months after these puppies were born. I thought I had it all mapped out...I had a few people who would want one, and then we could keep one. Well, why did my sweet sister fail to mention the fact that dogs are only pregnant for 2 months!!!!!!!!
Exactly 3 days after my sister made this discovery, I sent my son out to the garage to get a garbage bag, and he returns saying, "Mama, I think Lucy (our dog) is licking something black. We all run in there, and sure enough, she is giving birth! So we watch in fascination, anxiety growing as she goes passed my "planned 3-4 puppies" and reaches a grand total of 7!! I thought lots of puppies were only in the movies, like in 101 Dalmatians!!!! How can I not know all of this being from a farming community in Montana??? I guess there is always something new to learn!