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Howdy. Esther here.

Gentlemen, if you're weirded out by lady stuff, please move along.

Ok then. Well I'm getting my potential puppy making stuff removed tomorrow. I don't know what to think. I already went through my first "season" and now they say it's time. I hope they're nice to me. As an added bonus, they are also going to clean my teeth while I'm under. I'm only 1-1/2 but my teeth are FUNKY. Maybe from that brown water mom and dad said they had at the hotel they stayed at when they came to get me! Ha!

Ok so this is a delicate matter. I wonder if it has something to do with my heat being over. My, a-hem, bewbies are awfully big. The breeder lady said, no I'd never had pups. But they seem bigger than other folks. Is this due to my heat? I've been out for like 2-3 weeks. Or are some girls puppy-milk-givers just bigger? I'm only the third basset my peeps have ever had and the second girl. Just curious. It doesn't really matter because I'm gorgeous anyway, but I was wondering if the size varies with my changing seasons. Or if my spay will change something. We don't know what to expect. Bye and hope I haven't embarassed anyone.
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They do often get bigger after a season, especially if she has a false pregnancy.

It really depends on the dog if they stay large or not. I've had girls spayed after a litter and they went back as if they'd never had pups, others look like puppymill refugees even though they've never had a litter. People always asked me how many litters Chili had had, even before she was ever bred.
 

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also I apologize for not having searched the site better for my answers.
I ran a google search on false pregnancies as they relate specifically to bassets and found several things linked to this very site. from soundtrack even. ha
so thanks for taking the time to re-address this with me.

(my boobs hurt)
 

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Esther, I think this is the best way to spell this word! I'm going to imagine this spelling every time I think of this word. It cracked me up! But good luck on your spaying. Whines of sympathy from Doppler and Virga.
 

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Good luck tomorrow, Esther! Enjoy all the spoiling from mom and dad when you get home :) Let us know how it goes.

PS- don't chew your stitches and you may not have to wear the silly cone ;)
 

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Anabelle had one or many real preganancies and her "nips" were gigantic when we adopted her. Her last pregnancy was 4 months before that. Now that she has been spayed for a year and 4 months I've noticed a significant reduction in their size. They also changed color a few times which I found odd. I would say from the time we adopted her to now they are probably about 1/3 of their original size.
 

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After a spay many changes can take place because they are no longer producing the hormones which may account for the size and color of the bewbees.My Esa has gone through a false pregnancy everytime she has been in heat,since she was 6 months old ,she just turned 4 this month.She would have milk after the 63 day gestation period was up which has caused her bewbees to become somewhat saggy. I'm sure she will need a bewbee lift if she is pregnant at this time.LOL
 

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Baby Esther,
Just wondering how you are doing after your Vet visit....I breezed thru mine and loved all the attention my mom and family gave me...being carried around and outside to Potty were wonderful and milked it for as long as possible...

Hope you are feeling like your old self and let me know if that spade thing helps you dig better.

Your puppy pal,
Baby Woody Hayes
 

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i'm back
i keep screwing up pictures and I've posted like three times already but hadda delete.
so I'll try in another post but the skinny is that I was fine throughout! I slept and slept and was a little sore when I woke up but my teef were clean and I was tired so I slept some more. the vet lady called the human from the van out front and said I was ready to come inside. The human got there. I stood up and immediately fell over. Guess I wasn't exactly ready. (Dear kids: drugs are bad, mmmkay?) but we had a great afternoon we slept and watched andy griffith and slept and gotta drink of water and then we slept some. I got an "inner" stitch with those dissolving stitched and then reclosed on the outside with some gluey, gummy, cement kinda stuff. Oh and it tastes bad so I leave it alone. Cones are so passe' and a lady of the world like myself must keep up appearances, no? So I'm back to my normal mischeivous self... gotta' run. got some underwear to swipe!

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ok here's one where I've attempted to curl up in the crate... but I didn't make it too far. How humiliating. also, I should mention that is part of a fake pig-ear treat behind my, well, behind my BEHIND... I didn't make a mess, I PROMISE!

 

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And finally, last night... Back to my normal self and reading up on what we're gonna do for breakfast. It should certainly be whatever my heart desires, since I'm such a put-upon young lady who had to endure the worst of all procedures. I think cereal, bacon, three wheat cakes, three eggs over, some toast and jelly should cover it for starters. mmmmmm.... having such a recovery after such a HUGE OPERATION sure makes a sweetie like me HUNGRY. Now GET WITH IT, HUMANS! POST HASTE.

 

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Welcome back! Glad all went well and you are on the road to recovery. Also happy to hear that you don't have to wear the silly cone...you've been through enough. Now, keep the basset eyes droopy so you continue to get spoiled rotten :)
 

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Esther you are just so darn cute! Glad to hear that you are doing well post surgery. Just remember to milk it for all that you can and have your humans weight on you hand and foot. When Layla had her foot surgery she was carried up and down the stairs for a couple weeks. (Which might I say was quite a feet with her girlish figure being almost 60lbs).
 
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