Monday, February 4, 2008

False Pregnancy.....WHAT?

Well, it's official. I took Lucy to the vet today to see what was going on with her and the vet confirmed a "false pregnancy". Apparently dogs can do this....she lost belly hair, gained weight, was even producing milk....all for no puppies! Needless to say we were all a little sad, especially the kids. Oh well, at least I won't have to worry about leaving new puppies while I toot off to CHA.
Just wanted to update you all.......sigh.

25 comments:

Natasha said...

Aww, your poor dog! I hope she's doing alright. I never knew that could happen!

jswalther said...

and I was so looking forward to the picture of the pups and watching them grow...oh well...
Have a good trip.

Jan

shelley- aka hairchick said...

Aww, I'm sorry for you, her and your family.
Thanks for all your inspiration!
I love to check your blog daily!

wendy - aka netheadred said...

My dog did this after been spayed at 5 years old. It's the weirdest thing! The poor thing. Mine got all of her toys together and thought they were her puppies.
Have good trip karma!

Elizebeth said...

That's so odd, I didn't know that could happen. Too bad she had to go through all of that, and you too!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh! I'm sorry it wasn't the real thing. Shucks!

Jan Scholl said...

do you want puppies that bad? Poor little girl. if not, neutering is the best way. Happy puppy, happy house and so much better for the world too.

Nightscrapper said...

Oh no! I've never heard of that. Crazy. I was so looking forward to seeing some pics of cute little puppies.

Alli Miles said...

Awwwwwwwwww Sherrie!!! I am so sorry for both you and your sweet dog! Hugs.

Littlekel90 said...

Awww, I am so sorry for you all. I am sure you got your hopes up too especially finding out so late. Poor Lucy. Give her an extra hug from me.

ayah said...

Oh Sherrie, I'm so sorry. I had Rottweilers in the past, use to show and breed them. I've had this happen too. It is very disappointing. She may very well now be guarding a toy or something, acting like it is her puppy. I've even had them go into false labor with the dripping from the back end and all. I was so looking forward to puppies. I know what you go through when you decide to breed and raise a litter of puppies, it is so disappointing to not have any.
Lee

Marlou said...

awww im so sorry, hope she is ok the wee sweetheart :( I had a dog years ago went through a phantom pregnancy and was treating her toy as a pup, cleaning it and protecting it and tucking it under her tummy, its sad for them.
Hope someday Lucy will have pups xx

Cindy H. said...

Soooo sad :( Poor little Lucy. I never knew this could happen to a dog. Is she uncomfortable in this condition? ...hope not. Best wishes for Lucy and you and your family.

P.S. Have fun at CHA!

mnhyrkas said...

Awwe, I'm so sorry. I had no idea that could happen.

Juanita B said...

That is something I've never heard of in an animal, I feel so sad for her, I can only imagine how the family must feel.

Have a ball at CHA.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Yep, when I was a kid, we had a Pekinese dog that did the same thing. Such strange things, huh? Disappointing I'm sure.

Scrapbook Mama said...

WOW.. really that can happen??? Made a wrinkle in my brain!

Well Have a wonderful trip OHHH I wish I could go! :)

-Ellie

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Hope she's handling it okay -- even doggies have to go through some crummy emotional stuff, huh? Can't wait to see you in a few short days!!!

Kerry J. said...

Oh Sherrie - I'm so sorry for your disappointment. Your kids must be crushed! Good for you for finding the silver lining though.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh no! That is terrible. How sad. Maybe next time :C Poor thing. How do you fix that? Jeepers

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

OMG...no puppies and pregnancy..I know how you and your kids wanted pups before CHA..sorry..but have a great trip!

Bonnie said...

Oh, I am sooo sorry about your news! That is crazy! Puppies are sooo darn cute too.....I am sure you were looking forward to them! (in a silly sort of way!)

jenstamps said...

So sorry to hear this news. I hope the kiddies are not too heart broken. :(

Angie said...

Aw, I'm so sorry for you guys! Poor little Lucy wanted some babies, but it just isn't the time for that probably. Well, have a good trip!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh How sad, but like you said looking at the positive that is one last thing you have to worry about!