I don’t know that I’ll ever forget December 21st last year.. I think it’s kind of funny that I actually remember the exact date. But I do..
About a month before that I had Riddick at the vet.. (I think for an ear infection.. or maybe just an update of his shots.. I don’t really remember all the details!) But the vet noted that one of his.. ummm.. well… “boy parts” had soft spots which she said can be signs of pre-cancerous cells. She told me she could could put him under and biopsy them, but she thought it would just be best if I had him neutered.
I really didn’t want to do that. I always wanted to breed him sometime so we could have another puppy.. But we hadn’t yet. She then said, “Well you can just take out one and then you still might be able to breed him.”
That was pretty silly to me, so after a little deliberating, we decided to have him neutered.
I chose Friday December 21st.. We would have the whole weekend to stay home with him then Monday was Christmas Eve and Tuesday was Christmas. He has 5 full days of us at home with him after his surgery. It was perfect… or we thought!!!!!
A few days before.. I got sick… Really sick.. Couldn’t breath, Couldn’t stop coughing, just gross sick. But I stuck it out.
That morning I woke up SUPER early to get Riddick to the vet by 7am. Much to my surprise, it had snowed.. A LOT! Over a foot that night. So me and Riddick headed out in the 4wd SUV. The vet was east of us, which meant there was more snow there then at our house, and there was a lovely hill that we had to make it up. When we got to the office, I couldn’t even tell where the driveway was. The snow was so deep. But I just powered over everything and parked. (probably on a flower bed.) Gave him kisses and handed him off.
We ended up only being 30 minutes late for work. But I was so sick that day I didn’t make it past 4… We both left early and went straight to pick up Riddick. He was pretty sad looking. But slept in my arms all the way home.
(we bought this diaper to keep on Riddick when we weren’t able to watch him during the day. It worked GREAT! I would highly recommend it. He could still get at his stitches if he tried really hard. But for the most part they stayed clean and dry..)
(p.s. he didn’t actually “use” the diaper, it was just to keep him from reaching the stitches.)
The tools didn’t help..
On what was one of the longest days EVER!!!!
I know.. I know.. it’s 8 days.. what’s the big deal???? But it is to me….