Long time no see (chat?) I've been pretty busy lately; working on the house, director our community's soccer program, etc.
We've also added to our family. 3 days ago, a 9 month old Newfie X (yet to be named) came home to live with us. She's a sweet calm gentle soul....I am in LOVE with her! Before she came, the rescue we adopted her from (same place we got Heidi, our first rescue dog) took her in to get spayed. Unfortunately, she had been pregnant and quite far along. The foster mom had no idea she was pregnant because she was still bleeding when she came home to live with her. The vet says that dogs can get pregnant, but still continue with their heat....weird stuff. The surgery was a tad more complicated than anticipated, but she came through just fine. Here's the problem....in her mind, she's given birth. Now, she's going all over the house, gathering up stuffed toys (mostly Heidi's lol) and has been bringing them onto her blanket...creating a nest. She thinks they are her babies. Her breasts are also bcoming engorged. I'm not really sure what to do about the whole thing. Should I encourage her behavior (placing the "babies" inside her crate at night) or should I take Heidi's toys back? Has anyone been through this sort of thing before?