Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Spay Day




No dog park for Madison for a week or so. Today is "spay day." Kind of like D-day for the pup. She will be one-year-old next month, and has made it this far without going into heat. Her vet said that her teeth are all set into the bone so that we have given her much benefit of maturing and hormones.

No food or liquid after midnight, so it wasn't fair for a trip to the dog park this morning. H-Mom and Madison enjoyed a "historic walk" instead. This is what they will be doing for the next week. Gentle walks, as long as Madison is comfortable and healing.

We are hoping to make it happily until we can get back to the dog park. Better to have ten days of recuperation than 3 weeks in heat twice a year.

Still, it's kind of a sad day, and H-Mom and Man-dad and especially the teen-human all feel bad for Madison. She is going to get lots of treats while she gets better. We are stopping on the way home from the vets to buy her some cuddlies.

7 comments:

Joey said...

We hope everything goes well at the vet's. All our past family dogs have been spayed or neutered, but somehow we've both managed to avoid it so far. Poor Madison - hopefully she'll recover fast and the vet will recommend lots of yummy food and treats.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We're sure that you will do everything possible to make this is as painless as possible for Madison. Paws crossed that she won't find the recovery time too long!

the professionals said...

hey madison hoping the snip snip went well and you are back to your gorgeous self

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Madison is a year old already??? Oh my!!!! We hope her fixit surgery went fine...I refused to climb stairs for a week and didn't jump around either...after a week...totally back to normal...and like ya said...it's better than having those pesky cramps twice a year!!!

Love and kisses..Laciegirlie

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope you feel back to your old self soon, Madison! We can't believe that it's been a year already!
Happy father's day to your dad!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Kess And Her Mama said...

I'm sure Madison will get lots of treats and love coz humans usually feel bad about it. I remember I got a liver treat coz I had such a sad look on my face after "surgery"

Mango said...

I am glad you waited to get your fix it surgery until you were grown up. That is important for full sized doggies. Hope you recover quickly.

Slobbers,
Mango


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