Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spay Day

Today is finally here.  Spay Day.  Lester is taking Sweetheart into Dr. Kolar's this morning about 8:30.  Dr. Kolar normally keeps them overnight after a spay or neuter to make sure nothing goes wrong.

The house is going to seem kind of odd without her there. 

I think I have pretty much made the decision that I am going to adopt her.  She has really recovered nicely and her personality is quite darling.  She loves to play and has really started to become a snuggle bunny.  I suppose I am somewhat selfish in wanting to keep her.  I just cannot stand the thought of her going to yet another home where there is no guarantee she wouldn't be hurt again (even though we screen our adopter's thoroughly). 

I am going to enroll her in a large dog obdeience class at the local vo tech (if there is still room in the class).  The class will start sometime in January or February.  I hope she does well in it.  My ultimate goal will be to have her certified as a therapy dog so that I can do visits to hospitals, nursing homes and such.  I would love to be able to visit a cancer treatment center to be able to cheer up those patients going through such a traumatic experience.  I would like to do that in honor of my friend.  However, I may get Sweetheart in class and find out she is a total goof and totally untrainable!  Who knows.  Either way, I will love her no matter what.

Hope everyone is doing good.  My Dad continues to do well and for this I am very thankful for!  Hope everyone is having a good week.  I am treating myself to another four day weekend starting Thursday.  What the heck, you only live once.  :)



  1. You know she is in good hands with the doc. I'm sure she will do just fine. I am sooooo glad you decided to adopt Sweetheart. I have fostered myself (failed twice out of about 15 now) but I don't know if I myself could let that little girl go. You have seen a miracle right in front of your eyes. You aren't being selfish at all, you love her and want to make her a permanent family member. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this silly girl. Will be watching for the spay update!

  2. I'm so glad you're going to adopt her! I know I couldn't let her go. I bet she'll do great in class, she seems like she's a fast learner. And, a little goofiness is good. ;-)

  3. YAY! I'm so glad you're keeping her. I think she'd make a wonderful therapy dog! You can't stop love from happening!

  4. Not surprised you've decided to keep her, yet VERY happy about it! Thinking of you both today, waiting for update.

  5. We have our fingers and paws crossed that her spay surgery goes well!

    I am so glad you're going to keep her there with you. We have a couple of therapy dogs here and it is very rewarding! Not all dogs are meant for it, and some do better in some situations than others, but when you find the right fit, it is just perfect!

  6. I know what you mean about not wanting to have her endure more pain with the spay - but as you said it is the thing to do. Sure she will come through with flying colors! I LOVED your comment about lining up all her spots around the incision. Give her a hug for me!

  7. Congrats on keeping Sweetheart! She is a very lucky girl and you are a lucky family :)
    Many Blessings to you all!

    I am glad her spay went well, hope she heals up quickly from it.

  8. HI Jess, congratulations on deciding to keep her! I know it was a tough decision for you to make, and one you gave a lot of thought to. But in the end, as I said before, I think you ultimately could not think of life without her, or of her being with someone else! I apologize for posing as "anonymous..I cannot figure out what a URL is to post any other way...I am not "techy" at all! lol! Scritches to Sweetheart...here is hoping on a speedy recovery from her spay! J.C.

  9. Good for you and now Sweetheart has a forever home. Thank you. This is the best news to close 2010 for all concerned.