where is my shoe? i cant find my shoe i search everywhere throughout the house and even a bit outside still i get aggravated that i cannot find my shoe anywhere im going nuts looking for my shoe, i found my shoe!!!! where? with my dog and her new litter of pups. she is licking it and caring for it as if its her own. is my dog crazy/mental? does she have issues? one of her pups died in the birth and shes replaced it with a shoe, ya know what it looks kind of cute there i think ill leave it be.
One of my shelties went through a false pregnancy a couple of years back and shortly after we found out she wasn't pregnant we got her this blue stuffed bunny rabbit as a "condolence" present. Well.... she has had 3 litters of pups since and every litter she HAS to have the blue bunny in with her and the puppies or she gets VERY upset. Her daughter had her first litter this past March and had a rough go of things and we ended up taking her away from the pups for her own health. Luckily Ruby (the Mom) was just finishing weaning her current litter and happily took over her daughter's litter of puppies as well (she is super Mom). The bunny switched whelping boxes too. :)
I have another sheltie with a shoe fetish. She takes my shoes and hides them from me - but always in pairs and she always keeps the left shoe on the left and the right shoe on the right. They pop up in the weirdest places (she likes to hide them under my pillow on the bed...).
My guess is that she is a little nervous and wants a piece of you with her for moral support. You should feel very loved. :)
If your dog has a shoe fetish, Haute Diggity Dog has come out with a few cute squeaker toys in the shape of shoes. They come in Jimmy Chew, Manolo Barknik, Dolce and Grrrrbana, and Bark Jacobs "brands". You can buy them at www.beastieboutique.com. This website also has other fun toys and accessories for dog....
My cousin had a dog, George. They found out George was a female. Yah, I know...anyway, after having her spayed, she had a false pregnancy and carried around a stuffed animal. She kept that "baby" with her at all times for what seems in memory, like years.