A Little Bit Pregnant

by Shari on December 21, 2013

We already know that one can be a lot pregnant.

But there’s an old saying, “you can’t be a little bit pregnant”.

I beg to differ.

Oh, don’t get excited. We all know I’m not talking about my literal womb, since I’ve (unfortunately) frequently (with apologies) written about my menopausal state.

You see, there are all types of progeny anticipation.

Today, I went to visit my friend Candy to celebrate her daughter Cassie’s 14th birthday. Here is Cassie in her birthday finery:

Even though Cassie’s a teenager, she has a good head on her shoulders and doesn’t worry about her weight too much. So I brought her a present I knew she would love.

Cassie was very happy. As you can tell from this photo:

Isn’t she gorgeous? It’s lucky she only has one eye; with two, her beauty would be far too overwhelming.

Midway through our party, I turned to Candy, my heart pounding. “I have something to tell you.” Her eyes grew wide. “Tell me.” I could feel tears in my eyes as I said, “The husband has given in. We’re going to start looking for a little girl in January.” Candy shrieked, hugged me and burbled, “It’s like you told me you’re pregnant!!”

Welcome to the world of pug parenthood. An alternate universe where furry children in dresses eat sandwich cremes while one pug mother plans a shower for another to celebrate her new arrival.

Is it possible to be a little bit pregnant?

In this world, yes. Yes, it is.


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna December 21, 2013 at 4:32 am

Mazel Tov! I’m expecting a formal birth announcement when the time is right!


Shari December 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Oh, but OF COURSE, Anna!


Lady Jennie December 21, 2013 at 9:18 am

So funny! And I was wondering when we would get the news. I expected it long before this.

Just the other day, Gabriel said that you needn’t worry if you lose Schilling (sorry to bring up such a sad possibility) because he took tons of photos of him while he was there, so it would be like he was still around.


Shari December 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

That’s so funny, Jennie, especially considering their awkward beginnings. :-)


katbron December 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm

AWWW! Eagerly anticipating the new arrival! Congratulations!


Shari December 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm

You’ll be on the list of “first to know”, Kathy.


Old School/New School Mom December 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

This is the best news I’ve heard all day! Mazel tov!


Shari December 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Thanks, Sarah!


Linda Roy December 22, 2013 at 1:28 am

Congratulations!!! (Is it bad luck to congratulate you during the first pug-mester?) Oh…there’s nothing like the pitter patter of little paws around the house!! Are you registered at Petco?


dusty earth mother December 22, 2013 at 4:21 am

You are KILLING me, Linda! “Pug-mester”, ha ha ha ha!!


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes December 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm

When is the baby shower!


dusty earth mother December 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I’ll let you know, Tinne–you are SO invited.


Darrin December 23, 2013 at 12:28 am

Is that the dog from Epic? Wow! can you get me its autograph?

funniest dog role in a movie ever!!!!!

Congrats and will you have a dog naming contest? Please!!!!!


dusty earth mother December 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

We watched Epic twice just to see the one-eyed, three-legged pug–and we completely agree, best animated dog EVER.

The little girl’s name is to be Tessie. For the Boston Red Sox unofficial theme song, of course. It was the only way I could talk my husband into it. I know you understand.


Nancy Davis Kho December 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm

So my furtive surfing of German Shorthaired Pointer rescue websites counts as foreplay, huh?


Kizz December 30, 2013 at 1:11 am

I want to snuggle that Cassie so hard!


Candy January 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Who is Kizz because she might be my new BFF. Someone who sees Cassie’s appeal!


Shari January 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Ha! I’ll introduce you, Kizz is a MAJOR doggy person.


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