hot hot heat.

August 13, 2010 in annoyances,life,Oscar,Pepper,pets

It’s official. We’ve been hit by a heat wave.

Unfortunately I’m not just referring to the high temps in Ohio this week.

Remember when I introduced our newest addition, Pepper, the adopted beagle mix?

Well it’s been almost 4 months since that introduction. And we’ve had our share of growing pains.

We think her last family neglected her which left us with some behavioral issues that needed to be tended to. We’ve worked very hard to get her to be friendly with people and other animals, to much success!

However, the last couple of days we started to notice some strange behavior. She was extremely affectionate with Oscar, our male cocker spaniel/cavalier king charles spaniel. These two generally avoid each other like the plague {they have a friendly understanding to leave one another alone}.

At about the same time Wednesday night, BF and I looked at each other and pretty much said the same thing: “Do you think she might be in heat?”

To which we both answered our own question: “There’s no way. Her adoption paperwork from the non-profit assured us she had been spayed.”

But today we learned the truth. Poor little Pepper pup has not been spayed.

And she is most certainly in heat.

Although we should have realized from the massively swollen lady goods, larger-than-life nipples, and oh-so-frequent urination, it took some massive amounts of blood to solidify the truth.

On top of it, we are extremely angry with the adoption agency we used. Had we known she wasn’t fixed, we would have gotten her fixed immediately and avoided the unnecessary drama and expense {$28 for 30 doggy diapers!?! You have GOT to be jokin’ me.}.

So for anyone who has had female dogs, how long with this last? And what should we do about the adoption agency??

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany August 13, 2010 at 2:06 am

Poor baby!!
I would definitely call the adoption agency and tell them. If they don't believe you, bring her in! I would think they should pay to have her done.If not, the money went to a good cause.

I'm thinking it should only last a few days. It's been a few years since we had a dog like that. Good luck!!


Carolyn August 13, 2010 at 2:08 am

Oh no! Definitely call the adoption agency and tell them exactly what is up. I agree that they should pay to have it done because they were supposed to have taken care of it to begin with. And that is a DANGEROUS thing to be wrong about!


Cristin August 13, 2010 at 2:22 am

We got Inara from Paws and Prayers and thought they were great!!! Talk to them about it and see if they can make it right.


Jenny @ Practically Perfect... August 13, 2010 at 4:15 am

Oh my gosh – I would be so angry. If you paid a fee with the adoption agency, I would bring her there while she's in heat to show them that they were obviously wrong, and that they need to make this right. I'm so sorry!


Amanda August 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

I would call that place for sure! Boyfriends mom fostered a little maltipoo that they said was spayed and she wasn't. Since she was small she didn't bleed as much but they can be in heat for up to a month (the bleeding doesn't always last that whole time).

Its important to stay with her when she is outside if you have a fenced yard or anything. Males can smell a dog in heat literally a mile away!


Lil' Woman August 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I don't know how long it will last since we got Mia spayed before she was in heat but I would def. go back to the adoption agency and tell them the situation and demand that they pay for it.

They lied therefore it's there problem to fix it.


Jessica August 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Oh, man! I have no idea how long that will last, but I do know that I would definitely call the adoption agency and complain! Maybe you can get them to pay for some of it.


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