She was an adorable puppy!! We thought awhile for a name and ended up deciding on Keme (key-me). We thought it was fitting because it means secret and this puppy has some secrets.
For one reason then another, getting her spayed got put off. Then she went into heat. We didn't think too much of it because our other dog is female and fixed. We planned to get her spayed after her heat cycle was over.
Until one afternoon... I found the neighbor's German Shepherd mix in our yard!! He had jumped our fence!
I wasn't happy to say the least! I just hoped that Keme wasn't pregnant but kept an eye out for signs. A month and a half later, we're preparing for puppies.
She recently started sitting sideways.
Last night we got her whelping box. We tore down her crate and moved her bed into the box to hopefully get her comfortable with it. We estimate (according to the day we caught the dog in our yard) that her due date is April 23rd...2 weeks from now. I would not have breed any dog on purpose but I can't lie; I'm a little excited about the idea of tiny puppies!
Side story here: Our neighbor is a really crappy dog owner. She had 3 dogs at the time; 2 chihuahuas and a German Shepherd mix. All of the dogs constantly get out. The poor German Shepherd mix was left outside 24/7...even in snow and rain. After this incident, their dog continued to get in our yard. Our miniature dachshund was outside one day when I heard a yelp. The German Shepherd was standing over her. That was the last straw. I started calling animal control every time the dog was out of their yard. He was eventually picked up. I hope he's been adopted out to a better home because I know he hasn't been back ...even though the neighbor has has 2 other big dogs since. I've only seen them for a day though. I wonder about them.