Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween and the Puppy

Earlier this month I wrote About the Boxer Puppy I was really looking forward to the new addition but today I found out earlier today that there will be no puppies.

Dakota had an x-ray to determine how many there were only to discover that she had absorbed her pregnancy. That means I will be waiting until next spring and hopefully with the help of progesterone Dakota will retain her pregnancy this time.

I have mixed feelings about this news. I was really exited about the prospect of getting a puppy related to my beloved Jynx. Then I found out the due date for this event was to be Halloween.

To say that information didn't chill me to the bone would be a huge lie. It really made me nervous. Wondering if this puppies whole life she would be a constant reminder of that day I want to forget the most. I just couldn't help but thing this weird coincidence must somehow have some hidden message or was it just a big cosmic joke.

Now, I don't have to worry about this prospect at all. The odds are by the time there is a next litter I will have totally forgotten this near brush with fate. Or will I?

All I know for sure is that I am torn. I really needed the distraction of this puppy. Now I wonder if it hasn't all been ruined. It really sucks to have one day have such power in my life. I would give almost anything to not give a rip one way or another about Halloween.


Lily Strange said...

Wow! You learn something new every day, I guess. I'd never heard of a creature absorbing its pregnancy, only spontaneously aborting for various reasons. Also I had heard of "stone babies" where the fetus is no longer alive and becomes calcified. The strangest things can happen!

Lily Strange said...

If my other comment didn't come through (grrrr!) Blogger had an error. If it did, I apologize for the repeat. I had just said that I'd never heard of a creature absorbing its pregnancy before. That's pretty shocking. Nature can be a rather twisted force.