Created By: LavonPapillon1 on August 31, 2017 Last Edited By: LavonPapillon1 on September 15, 2017

Surprise Litter of Puppies

Pet acts strange or goes missing, turns out to have a mate and babies.

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Tropey's gone missing!!! Oh dear Lord, what am I gonna do? I mean, he's been acting so strangely. He's been wanting to get out of the house more, he won't eat, he won't sleep, he doesn't want me to pet him, I'm at a complete loss!

What? Wait a minute... is that... Tropey with a girl dog? And gasp PUPPIES! And look, they're so cute!

Related to Your Tomcat Is Pregnant.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • In Golden Kamuy, Noble Wolf Retar is friendly towards Asirpa, and used to live with her until he left her to live in the wild. He's later revealed to leave her because he found a mate, and had several puppies with her.

    Comic Books 
  • In one a very rare long-term arc in The Beano during the early 1980s, Dennis the Menace (UK)'s dog Gnasher went missing for several weeks, with readers being encouraged to join in the search in real life. It finally turned out that he'd fallen in love with a poodle and had a litter of puppies with her. The only one who looked like him, Gnipper, subsequently joined the cast.

    Film - Animation 
  • In Gift of the Night Fury, all of the dragons on Berk get up and leave Berk without warning (with the exception of Toothless, who can't fly on his own), leaving the Hooligan Tribe at a loss of what's happened. When Meatlug, who Fishlegs had restrained before she had the chance to leave, flies off with Hiccup, he and the other riders discover what they were all leaving for. Hiccup finds the island where they all left, along with eggs and hatchling baby dragons, while the others find a bunch of unhatched gronkle eggs in the barn.

    Film - Live - Action 
  • Subverted in Air Bud World Pup, where people witness Buddy falling hard for Molly, and notice him nipping off to see her before she has their puppies. Also, their respective owners, Josh and Emma, and their families are on friendly terms, so Josh never loses track of Buddy for very long.

    Live - Action TV 
  • There's an episode of Full House where the Tanners are taking care of a golden retriever named Minnie. When it's almost time for her to go home, they find her on Jessie's bed, where she turns out to have had puppies. Jessie bemoans his rotten luck, but the rest of the household is delighted.

    Western Animation 
  • In the Dreamworks Dragons episode "Searching For Oswald... and Chicken", the B-plot involves Tuffnut's pet chicken has going missing and has recruited everyone (except for Hiccup and Fishlegs, who is helping Dagur in the main plot of the episode) to help him. By the end of the episode, it is revealed that she was actually with a fetching young rooster and their clutch of newborn chicks.
  • In the Gotham Girls episode "Gotham Noir", Catwoman has hired Harley to find her cat Velma who has disappeared. It turns out Velma has found a mate and has had a kitten. The kitten is returned to Catwoman and Velma chooses to stay on the streets.
  • Arthur has the episode Arthur's Pet Business, based on the book of the same name where he takes care of many pets to prove he can care for a dog. One of them was a grouchy dog, who was later revealed to be pregnant as she gave birth to puppies. Arthur was allowed to keep one of them, naming him Pal.
  • Rugrats:
    • In "Bow Wow Wedding Vows", Tommy gets jealous when Spike seems to spend more time Fifi than with him, but soon finds out that Fifi was having their puppies.
    • A variation can be found in "Spike's Babies", as Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil find out that Spike is acting strange when he takes Angelica's cardboard barbecue, linked sausages, and Chuckie's shirt. It is revealed that he found a litter of orphaned kittens under the crawl space of Tommy's house, used Angelica's cardboard barbecue and Chuckie's shirt as a bed for them, and intended to feed them the sausages. The babies help Spike and his kittens by bringing them milk, which is not an easy task with Stu, Didi, and Lou around, trying to keep them from stepping in the wet-cement path to Stu's barbecue grill.
  • An episode of Doug has Roger's Right-Hand Cat acting sick (much to the dismay of his owner) until is discovered that it was just expecting kittens.
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • August 31, 2017
    NateTheGreat
    In the Gotham Girls episode "Gotham Noir" (Season 2, Episode 8) Catwoman has hired Harley to find her cat Velma who has disappeared. It turns out Velma has found a mate and has had a kitten. The kitten is returned to Catwoman and Velma chooses to stay on the streets. Watch here.
  • September 1, 2017
    LondonKdS
    In one a very rare long-term arc in The Beano during the early 1980s, Dennis The Menace UK's dog Gnasher went missing for several weeks, with readers being encouraged to join in the search in real life. It finally turned out that he'd fallen in love with a poodle and had a litter of puppies with her. The only one who looked like him, Gnipper, subsequently joined the cast.
  • September 1, 2017
    MisterApple
    Description could certainly be improved.
  • September 1, 2017
    TheFarmboy
    Western Animation

    • Arthur has the episode Arthur's Pet Business, based on the book of the same name where he takes care of many pets to prove he can care for a dog. One of them was a grouchy dog, who was later revealed to be pregnant as she gave birth to puppies. Arthur was allowed to keep one of them, naming him Pal.
  • September 1, 2017
    tyrekecorrea
    The trope name sucks ice.
  • September 1, 2017
    tyrekecorrea
    We probably shouldn't fix things so they have to be shown with a mate, because...
  • September 1, 2017
    tyrekecorrea
    What about "Surprise Litter of Puppies?"
  • September 1, 2017
    Kartoonkid95
    • Rugrats: In "Bow Wow Wedding Vows", Tommy gets jealous when Spike seems to spend more time Fifi than with him, but soon finds out that Fifi was having their puppies.
  • September 5, 2017
    Pichu-kun
  • September 7, 2017
    FlyingDuckManGenesis
    Western Animation
    • Another Rugrats example: In "Spike's Babies", Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil find out that Spike is acting strange when he takes Angelica's cardboard barbecue, linked sausages, and Chuckie's shirt. It is revealed that he found a litter of orphaned kittens under the crawl space of Tommy's house, used Angelica's cardboard barbecue and Chuckie's shirt as a bed for them, and intended to feed them the sausages. The babies help Spike and his kittens by bringing them milk, which is not an easy task with Stu, Didi, and Lou around, trying to keep them from stepping in the wet-cement path to Stu's barbecue grill.
  • September 8, 2017
    TrueShadow1
    • In Golden Kamuy, Noble Wolf Retar is friendly towards Asirpa, and used to live with her until he left her to live in the wild. He's later revealed to leave her because he found a mate, and had several puppies with her.
  • September 12, 2017
    Luppercus
    An episode of Doug has Roger's Right Hand Cat acting sick (much to the dismay of his owner) until is discovered that it was just expecting kittens.
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