I just dropped Sweetie off at the vet and as ridiculous as this might sound – I am emotional about it. She’s getting spayed today and it’s a decision we’ve been dreading for months.
I realized there’s pros and cons to every decision in life. I did tons of research and called her breeder for advice, and finally came to the conclusion that we need to get her fixed. Our vet said that in Sweetie’s case it’s better to do it now at 7 months instead of waiting because she’s such a big girl and soon entering her heat phase. The longer we wait, the higher the risk of complications during surgery. I also kept thinking about things like: her period arriving, the male dogs in our neighborhood, and of course – our lifestyle. We travel a lot for work so if we decided not to spay her until 15 months, it would be hard. The last thing I want is coming home to a pregnant puppy!!
I hope I made the right choice for her. Part of me feels bad, like I’m responsible for her never getting to be a mom to her puppies. My eyes water when I think about it. I know many of you out there have dogs and have probably faced a similar situation. Any advice? I feel like such a mom because Sweetie is totally my baby. I want her to be healthy and happy – always.
I can’t wait to pick her up later this evening and give her cone head lots of treats and big ‘ole kisses. #spoiled She really is the sweetest dog and a wonderful blessing in my life.
P.S. We took this photo yesterday in our backyard. Our next door neighbor’s husky Carly is the same age as Sweetie and they are best friends. Carly is also getting spayed on Friday so we wanted to set up a last minute play date for them. SO CUTE!!!
And since it’s Thursday and we all love Sweetie, here are some cute throwback pics. I can’t believe she’s already 58 pounds and still growing. She’s definitely more hyper than ever, but its okay because she’s the most loving, cuddly creature on the planet.
Thanks for letting me vent guys. Happy almost Friday!