Friday, June 11, 2010


Everyday I am reminded that my girls are growing up.  Today Marissa graduated to a booster car seat.  I can't believe it.  By law she could have been in a booster a year ago, but we feel that as long as they fit they stay put.  We did extended rear facing also.  But Marissa's seat is the biggest seat you can buy and she no longer fits harnessed.  So on to the next step.  I'm excited for her as this is a big deal, but on the other hand it makes me sad!  I have a feeling I'm going to have a lot of these moments!!!  Hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

False Pregnancies in dogs...

Someone asked me to explain this, so I figured this was the best way.  
When a dog is bred you always have a possibility of two things happening.  You either get a pregnancy or a false pregnancy.  A dog can't take a pregnancy test as it would always read pregnant.  They produce all those hormones no matter if there is a litter growing or not.  Depending on the dog depends on the severity of the false pregnancies.  The worst is the dog can develop milk, bloat and actually look like they are pregnant, and near their due date they will actually go into "labor"...heavy breathing, pushing...the whole nine yards.  In the end most dogs, no matter what the severity of it is, will end up adopting a stuffed animal of some sort as their own to mother for a couple weeks till the hormones die down a bit.  In our case, Chloe  didn't go to quite all the extremes.  She did start to produce milk, but thats it.  She has a puppy that she carries around all day.  She washes its face and back end.  She lays down and places it in nursing position. If I let her out to go potty and she is out there for more than a couple minutes, she starts crying hysterically. When I let her in she goes on a mad search for her puppy.  And Lord help us if she forgets where she hid him in the middle of the night....!!!  LOL  I hope that helps Kendall!

For anyone that was wondering, we are going to try again the beginning of November at her next cycle.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Turns out this was all a false pregnancy.  We are super bummed, but bound to give this another whirl next cycle.