Monday, June 26, 2006

Who Me?


Does the face in this picture look guilty?

It should. Miss Mandy let Boots have his way with her, unless this is a false pregnancy, which I am desperately hoping for. My husband is laughing derisively at my optimism.

Actually my face should be in the picture looking guilty. But then I would have to post a photo of myself. Yikes!

I am not sure when the conception occured. Maybe it happened before I knew she was in heat. Maybe it happened the time SJ let Boots in the yard with her and I was unaware. Boots DID come inside jumping up and down like he'd been in a Viagra commercial. Or maybe it happened when I thought she was out of receptive mode and I let them together like a BIG FAT IDIOT.

I was laughing because Mandy kept running away from Boots. Now I know that she wasn't running away. She was saying, "Let's hide around the corner so the grown-ups won't catch us humping."

Apparently the only difference between dogs and teen-agers is the gestation period.

Boots keeps sniffing at her. Either she smells different because she is pregnant or he's waiting for another chance to get her that way.

She is less than a year-old and shouldn't have been bred. I ordered a book on whelping. It covers all the many millions of things that can go wrong. Oy. It's fortunate the emergency vet is only five minutes away.

The book also listed signs the male dog gives out when the female was in heat. Not once did they mention the eyes bugging halfway out of the head look that Boots displayed the whole time. Bostons have bug eyes anyway, but he looked like his collar was about twelve sizes too tight.

So if we get puppies, and if they make it, I will post pics.

For now we only have one swiftly expanding female Boston and one male Boston who is waiting for the chance to play those Barry White tunes again.

26 Comments:

Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

guilty guilty guilty!! That is the look the neighbors Boxer gave me when he pregnated my Shawnna. They had a romp in the woods.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

There's nothing like young love :D

I think her expression is actually saying, "Papa, don't preach...I'm keepin' my baby...don't stop lovin' me, Daddy."

;)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Joke said...

You MUST get a copy of "Puppy Love."

You simply MUST.

-J.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Joke-

Who is the author?

There's quite a few books with that name.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Beadinggal - I like boxers. They're so sweet.

Bearette - Her new name shall be Mandy Madonna! That has a certain ring to it!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Ah, males are all just horny little bastards, no matter what the species.
I want one of the puppies!!!!!!! Your dogs are SO cute!!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Yep that is a guilt riddin face.

But mamma it felt so right.

4:21 PM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

Yet another teen pregnancy statistic. And the parents? Did ALMOST everything right.
Except for keeping a dog with gonads intact at the same time, same place. Just like parents of teen everywhere.

And my advice? Quit Reading!

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Crazedmomof4 said...

While now I see that he won't be your "Little Sunshine!" :D

Our 1st dog had to live at my Mom's house for a short period & Mom wasn't use to inside dogs. She does have a lot of cats. She would open the door & let her out like a cat & not watch her. She would go back to the door hours later for her. Well, our dog visited every male on their road. We had a bunch of mixed dogs.:D

5:45 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Kristin-
And you have the yard for it now too!

Lori -
I gotta wonder if it felt so right for Mandy or just for Boots. :D

Vickee-
Maybe I will quit reading.

Crazed-
How many puppies did you end up with?

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Crazedmomof4 said...

9 & some had hound, some were labs, & some were St.Bernard.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

9 puppies. That's quite a litter, and all the different breeds - what a hoot!

I'd have gone for a hound mix.

8:51 PM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

Puppies will be great. What breed is the other dog?

4:46 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

awwwwww but they will be soooo cute!!! hehe

6:58 AM  
Blogger nobody1001 said...

Sounds like you have teenagers down pat. Poor Mandy! Remember how miserable it is to be pregnant out here in the summer?

7:54 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Weirdbunny-
The male is a Boston also. I wasn't going to breed them for at least a year though. She needs to be older and they both need to pass genetic testing.

Nobody-
She doesn't much leave the air-conditioned house. She pretty much hangs out at my feet all day.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Marste said...

"Let's hide around the corner so the grown-ups won't catch us humping."

Yup. Pretty much what we all said as teenagers . . . LOL

That is a sad and guilty face, though!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Oh boy, I can't wait for all the puppy pictures.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

Barry White *Snort*
Awww the dirty,dirty girl.
I hope it all goes well!

12:46 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Those pictures are going to be so much fun....

12:47 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Ooh, poor baby, she's very sweet. How long till the puppies arrive? Good luck with the delivery.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Old Horse-
I detect sarcasm. :)

PJ - I think they are due around July 22nd. I am supposed to start taking her temp (oh boy) and when it drops, it means she will start laboring within 24 hours.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Cari said...

Yet another reason why I won't let my husband get a dog.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

C - that's my birthday! I feel close to the puppies already :)

4:28 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

Guilty as charged. That picture is very telling. You'll have to include it in the puppy scrapbook. Kinda like when parents save the sonogram photos.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah Louise said...

oh dear. good thing you have a/c.

SL

4:51 AM  

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