We have been meaning
to have our little Kazakh dog Perdita
spayed for some time. While we would truly love puppies from her
she is not really clever enough to be a good mother, we have no homes to
pass them on to and there is no way we could keep more than one pup. In effect it would be deeply selfish and stupid
to breed from her. Sadly every time
that she has had her season and been able to be spayed we have either been in the middle of an international move, brought a new child into the home, had a nightmare finding a competent vet
or been otherwise unable to help
deal with a convalescent pet.
Hopefully by this time next week things should be getting back to normal.
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hope everyone recovers well and quickly from the procedures, Bob and pushkins loved their airline crates, the dog opted to carry on sleeping in his for a few months after we moved, but we never shut the door on him and pushkins slept on top of hers, storing them now in the garage ready for the next moveReplyDelete
Thanks! So funny your cat is called Pushkins - we nearly rescued one in Astana and would have called him Алекса́ндр Пу́сскин (Alexander Pusskin rather than Pushkin), sadly Пу́сскин was adopted by another family from our building before we got to him.Delete
Having pets neutered is absolutely the right thing to do even though you feel so guilty doing it. Each time we have had some-one done I have to tell myself that all too soon the animal will have no recollection and will be back to their normal self very soon. That said when we had Saari sterilised she developed a terror of the vets and even now, 8 years on, she shakes when she has to go. So whenever we can, we take her to our lovely local vet (not the one where she had the op) just to get her weighed and if the vet has time she will give her lots of cuddles. That is helping a bit but as she is not a brave dog at all we know she will always have some fear in there.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for adding your lovely animals to #AnimalTales
Oh poor Saari - Bessie our old dog has a similar fear after a rather nasty op in KZ. So good that your Vet is happy to help out.Delete