Friday, November 29, 2013

Skyler's Real Scoop: Update on Fixing my Pup

My fun-loving dog, my companion, my playmate
By Cal Orey

Post-neutering an Aussie is a challenge. One cone/sedatives and 8 days left of healing. Pup sleeps on treadmill by crackling fire. The surgery is easy; it's the aftermath if you have an energetic Type A dog that makes it not a walk in the park. But soon, we will be doing our long walks and smiling again... Just 8 more long days. My baby boy sleeps and dreams of smiling, running once again as he did before. I can feel his pain. I'm sorry. I will make it up to you. One more thing: That cute blue donut cone? Skye shredded it in one day. All gone. Read: It does not do the job, nor does saying, "Don't chase the cat!" or "Stop playing with the dog."  Sorry, it's the real deal. Dogs just want to have fun!
Hours later the dreaded cone was removed! Healed.

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Tomorrow morning at 7:30 A.M., my one-year-old Aussie pup Skye will arrive at the vet's to be de-sexed.  As a human, I've been here before but this time around I'm a bit anxious. My baby boy is going to be n-e-u-t-e-r-e-d. I didn't have the heart to tell him...

...I did purchase a cool collar so he looks like a handsome canine character straight out of Titantic (he will live, though). And, of course, I gave it a test run and told him he looked like a big bold lion. He believed me and adapted.
2 1/2 months old, Feb. 2012
This is so cute and works
Skye's B-Day
December 1, Sunday is his birthday, I vow to get him toys: new balls (oops, a Freudian slip), new bone, new Kong toy--whatever he wants. It's his. Uh oh, I'm having neutering remorse. After all, he comes from an excellent line, congenital testing has been done with parents...Skyler would be a more than doable stud matter. Tomorrow, snip. Done.

Okay. Let's be practical. This operation is easy. I've been there with three Brittanys. I can do this; he can do this. It's not a big deal. We have a young, healthy, strong boy! My vet has been with us for more than a decade. No worries. 


Skyler's mom and dad would be proud of him. He's got his mother's markings; his father's smile and vibe. I sense they understand that this operation is for his health, happiness, and to ensure a long, quality life...

Meanwhile, my boy sleeps next to the fireplace. I will make him fires next week if the sierra temps drop. He's looking at me. I wonder if he senses I know that he knows what's happening tomorrow. No matter. It will be done. We will survive. I hope he doesn't give me the silent treatment. I realize now that I have given my heart to another dog. 

1 comment:

  1. Who said neutering is a piece of cake? Pup is now wearing cone. On sedatives so he heals. We're not happy.