Truman’s getting “The Big Snip” today, which will hopefully make his looming adolescence a whole lot easier for both of us. I’ll pick him up from GDA tomorrow, all stitched up and sportin’ a fancy cone. Stay tuned for late-breaking developments, and also for, what, another half-dozen or so posts that I owe you? I’ll catch up someday, I promise.

Meanwhile, this is also his first overnight kennel stay. I’m praying he won’t be so traumatized that he never wants to go back.

It was surprisingly hard on me, dropping him off yesterday in the knowledge that he was going in for a procedure rather than just a happy-go-lucky couple of days at Camp GDA. Don’t get me wrong, I am THRILLED that I won’t be attempting to leash correct a seventy-five-pound intact male someday…but I felt inexplicably sad about it. He’s such a little guy right now, and I feel like I’m somehow betraying his trust. I know it’s ridiculous, and I know I’ll feel better the second I pick him up and take him home for snuggling and ice packs, but it’s still strangely sad to me.

5 responses to “Hallelujah

  1. correcting a 75+ intact male, that would be us.he will be just fine, just like lomax. love to the brudder.

  2. Dear Truman-It is going to be ok. I had to go get “fixed” when I didn’t even know I was broken. I was sort of a huge baby and cried a lot the first night (no hospital stay for me), and I had a pretty major anxiety attack from the cone (mom had to take it off it was so serious), but then it really wasn’t too big of a deal. You will probably be braver than I was! And now I am much happier because I don’t get as crazy and my mom cuddles me a lot more! She says I’m the sweetest puppy ever now, but I don’t think she would have said that a few months ago. So if I had to do it again, I probably would!Good luck buddy! Love, Ellis

  3. Good luck Truman!!! Jenny, I know how you feel. I felt the same way with Chandler. I was relieved he was being neutered, but I felt really terribly about the whole thing and wished I could somehow explain it to him. He was fine though. 🙂

  4. I know what you mean about feeling like you’re betraying their trust- I feel like that about recall, when you leave the puppies there, and they expect you to come back for them…ahhhh excuse me while i go use up an entire box of kleenex (ew it just occurred to me how weird of a word kleenex is if you say it over and over)

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