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    Default Can anyone explain this???? Please read; URGENT!!

    This morning Minnie displayed an interest in playing so I gave her a stuffed toy dog. She played with it for a while an then ran off to Caras bed with it and lay down beside it. Throughout the day she has gone upstairs retrieved the toy and brought it back down to the kitchen, where she pushes it along the floor and cries. Does she think it's dead???
    Should I leave it with her??

    Claire
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    Sorry I am not much help in this area... that is a rather odd behavior... did she ever have a litter of pups or anything? maybe she thinks it is her baby and needs help??
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    How odd. Is she crying because she wants to play tug or fetch with you? Have you tried playing tug or fetch with that particular toy?

    When Chester wants to play tug-o-war with me he will get a toy out of the basket and bring it to me and drop it at my feet or sometimes he'll follow me around a bit while holding it in his mouth and periodically dropping it and then picking it up again all while staring at me and doing that funny fake sneeze thing he does to get my attention. He won't cry or bark, but he does just about everything else.

    I can't imagine that she think the toy is dead...that seems to be a very human thing to think and I don't think dogs are capable of that sort of association...but I've been wrong before!
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    Right now she has her head resting on the toy and she is whimpering.
    She normally wouldn't let me leave the room but she is not bothered to follow me. This is really upsetting and I just don't know what to do
    Claire
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    Missing all my girls every day....

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    MAYBE SHE IS IN FALSE PREGNETCY WE HAD A DOG YEARS AGO THAT DID THE SAME THING.

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    She was spayed two weeks ago.
    Claire
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    If the toy seems to upset her, I'd sneak it away while she is distracted.
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    Hello

    We had the same thing with Lucas..and discovered it was because he wanted to bury the toy..eventually he worked it out and he stopped..

    Hope this helps
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    Maybe one of the breeders will pop onto this post, but I am sure I read a dog that has gone into heat, especially ones that gave birth, can still have false pregnancies. Even if not, the fact she was breed (I think I read that before you got her) she may associate it with pups. But I would think their instincts would tell them its not a puppy? Sorry not much help am I? Its hard in your case because you dont know her whole history and not knowing what is bothering you can be upsetting. In time I think alot of these odd behaviours will gradually fade. Just give her lots of pats (like you dont already!) to show you understand even though you dont.

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    Oh that is so sad!!! I don't know what to say to help but that must be really upsetting! How does she act when you try to take it away or play with it?
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