We had a client come in with her two small dogs. Both were badly in need of a haircut. Little did we know, the owners had other things in mind.
After discussing the particulars on the groomings, she then told us that the female was in heat. Ok, I will admit, that isn't my favorite time of the year to groom a dog, but I was grateful she was letting me know. Many times it's a surprise, to me as well as the clueless owners.
Now the request. The other dog was of course an intact male. Could we please leave them together as much as possible? "We think she is ready to breed". Wow. I'm not sure my poker face quite worked that day. Seriously? Far be it for me to rain on this parade, but come on people!
No puppies were conceived that day. Well, maybe later they were, but not on my watch.. I kept the happy couple separated until it was time for them to go home.