So Kloe is scheduled to get spayed this week. Of course it’s the right thing to do. And of course it will all be fine. But I have to admit I hate the idea of her going under anesthesia and getting “cut”. It’s my nature to worry. It’s my nature to want to protect those I love from any pain, risk, and discomfort.
And of course she’ll have to wear the “Cone Of Shame” for several days.
Kloe, as most puppies, is very active, loves to run, and loves to thrash around as I like to call it when she throws her body around aimlessly out of sheer joy and jubilation of being a six month old Golden Retriever. This will be the hard part. How in the world will we keep her relatively calm and inactive for the first few days so that she doesn’t bust a stitch?
Like other rights of passage this for Kloe will be a milestone event in her young life as one of the sweetest beings – human or canine – that I have ever met. And the best part is that she is in our life.
I love you Klo’!
Oh man, that curled up shot is too cute! If the cone-of-shame doesn’t work for her, they also have a newer airplane-pillow style inflatable version that Penny was much more amenable to.
Thanks for the tip on the pillow, I may try it. Seems as though it would be more comfortable and easier on Kali as Kloe terrorizes her. 🙂
Wow! She has grown so fast in to a beautiful young dog! And I understand your concern. Even though you know she will be okay and that you are doing the right thing, it’s still hard to think of our dogs being sedated and undergoing a surgery, no matter how minor. And the challenge afterwards of trying to keep her quiet once the drugs wear off! Good luck, and keep us posted!
She really is a beaut! I suspect she’ll be a little groggy the first day or so and will want to rest. After that, all bets are off. 😉 Good luck!
It wasn’t as painful as I was expecting …
What a wonderful pair they are. You are all so blessed to be able to share your lives with each other!
Yes Colin, blessed indeed!