While Rosie was still not herself, the vet eventually had some more conclusive results for Katie and John. But the question remained – what exactly was growing inside Rosie? The vet seemed convinced that whatever they were – they were not puppies. Everyone around the table was perplexed.
Thankfully though, the vet did have some good news for the couple. Whatever they might be, he didn’t detect any signs that there was anything wrong with them. If these were, in fact, puppies, which was still nearly 100% the case anyway, then they were perfectly healthy. This gave the couple a sigh of relief.
A Real Struggle
At first, Rosie struggled to adjust to her surroundings at Katie and John’s home. Her nerves got the better of her, and as you can see, she sank her claws deep into the couple’s stairs. Knowing that she was under a lot of stress, the couple took Rosie to the vet more times than they had planned.
This cost them a lot of time and money, but they did everything in their power to keep Rosie’s health at the front of their minds. It would be all worth it if this rescue had a safe delivery and was healthy when everything was said and done. And the doctor managed to give Rosie the right treatment in the meantime.
An Interesting Ultrasound
As is the case with many pregnant dogs, Rosie underwent an ultrasound so that the vet could check how her puppies were coming along. And as the scan progressed, he started to get very confused. Based on what he was seeing, the puppies looked kind of peculiar, giving the vet all kinds of strange ideas of who could be the father.
After showing the scans to his colleagues, everyone in the clinic couldn’t put their finger on what exactly was wrong with the pups. The couple was growing increasingly concerned that maybe they were pursuing a lost cause. Was all of this time and money worth it?
Bonding Before the Birth
So it was just a matter of days before Rosie was expected to finally give birth, and she was back at Katie and John’s home. Thankfully, she was feeling a lot more at home and even started to develop a close bond with the couple. As you can see here, she seemed very comfortable alongside John.
The couple took a few days off to give Rosie full-time attention and the bond between them grew even stronger during that time. It was as if Rosie knew that she was being taken good care of. As a result, she started to trust the couple a lot more.
A Few Problems
Unsurprisingly, Katie and John ran into a few issues leading up to delivery day. For a start, they knew that it was going to be a struggle to provide Rosie with everything she needed during this critical time. They didn’t have all of the space in the world either.
And the home was only going to get smaller with an entire litter of puppies. Then there was going to be the responsibility of raising the babies, before eventually finding each of them a new home. Clearly, there were plenty of question marks and things to think about. And before they could even find all the answers, it was time…