Oh, and as for not getting your pets fixed because you wanted her to finish nursing, I did just that. My dog got PG very young (was only 7 months, had never had a first heat. My vet would not spay her until she had already had a heat cycle.) Her pups were 7 weeks old, and still nursing around the clock. They weren't even taking solids, they just weren;t interested. guess what? She came into heat again! I didn't even think it was possible!
Well, vet wouldn't spay her when she was in heat, and everyone else wanted too much. (The cost of spaying went up significantly when in a heat cycle, plus it can be more dangerous.) Everyone told me to just keep her in, and keep her supervised when outside. Wait it out, then bring her in.
So I'm cooking something that had to be stirred constantly, she starts frantically scratching at the door. I look all around the yard, no one is there except for this little weiner dog who had been hopefully camped out in my yard all week. I let her out, she stayed out just long enough for me to transfer my burnables into a bowl and turn off the stove, then I went to get her. My jaw dropped when I saw her laying on her belly, chewing on a bone, with that weiner dog, well, going at it! And he was stuck to her, because when I called her name, she came running, with that little weiner dog hanging on for dear life, backwards! His feet couldn;t even touch the ground! Ouch! (She was a 40 lb lab mix, which is what made it so suprising! He dropped off just as she hit the porch, layed there for a while, then went home, never to return again. :LOL
No harm, no foul, right? There is no way a 5lb weiner dog is gonna impregnant a 40 pound lab, especially when he didn't get a chance to finish the deed
. Some 60 some days later, she gives birth to 2 little pups, who turned into the funniest little dogs I have ever seen. They had the head of a lab, stocky body like a beagle, and short, 6 inch legs. Poor little guys!
Happy ending, I put an ad in the paper, and got many calls about the oddity, people thought it was a typo! No one came because they thought it was a joke. The one and only person who did come on the last day the ad ran fell head over heels with both, and took them home. I saw them a few months later, happy as can be. The only complication from their odd breed is probably going to be back problems as they age, according to their vet. But no harm, no foul, and this lady wasn't even going to consider getting a dog until she saw my ad. They were made for each other.
but, this story was to share with you that even responsible
people can make mistakes when they have the best of intentions. And certain people should really think about the circumstances before they make judgements. The unthinkable happens sometimes.