Let’s talk about dogs

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Right, so – iDJ and I just had a serious conversation about getting the dog ‘fixed’.

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Who, me?

She’s my first female dog, and I did NOT expect a dog’s heat to be so disgusting. She bleeds everywhere for two weeks. It’s horrible. Luckily we have no carpet, so clean up isn’t too hard – if I could be bothered to do it. Last time she was in heat, I found blood spattered all over the lower half of the front door. Two weeks after she was all done. Ew, ew, ewwwww. There’s only so much a Magic Sponge can do, you know? And putting her in his old ratty boxers, with her tail out of the flies, just means we have to change her undies a few times a day and chase her around to put them back on when she slips out of them.

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Oh yes, sooo great for everyone! Now, fair play to Neeks, she does not mind wearing people clothes at all, and never fights this indignity. But she sneaks out of her dog-jocks in her sleep, or when waiting for one of us to come home, or…okay, all the time. But she doesn’t do it on purpose at least.

See…it’s bad to leave her ‘broken,’ aka unfixed. She can get an infection from repeated heats without pregnancy. I don’t want to risk that, and we’ve risked it too long as we’ve been too broke to fix what’s broke.

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Since I got a pay rise at work a few months ago, we’ve recovered a tiny bit and first on my list once we got some ‘wiggle room’ is to get Herself spayed.

And now it seems it’s a plan.

Hope we don’t have to dig the Cone of Shame back out of the attic…

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25 responses »

  1. There’s really no reason NOT to fix her. If you don’t plan on breeding her, you should get her spayed. I don’t know about where you are, but we actually have some resources around here that will do it for very cheap and a “neuter Scooter” that even comes to you. BTW, LMAO at the dog in boxers…

  2. Been there, done that and Ewwwwww is right! My dog Maggie, who is now departed bless her sweet soul, was unfixed for a while and I got a little “harness” to help her cover the mess. Unfortunately it was black vinyl and looked like a BDSM outfit. I will NEVER live down the image of my poor doggie dressed up like a dominatrix. Sigh……

  3. Yes! She will be a happier camper all round, and so will you. This is one of those outlays that really amounts to an investment. However, I am indebted to you for the image of a dog in boxer shorts. That belongs on one of those animal-pic websites.

  4. Aaah, I remmber this! When I still lived at home, and my parents didn’t had the dog fixed yet. My mom made special panties for her, and put woman’s towels (ifyouknowwhatImean) In them. Hahahaha. The dog hated it, but it was just too funny.

  5. I’ve always found it bothersome when people argue about keeping their animals unfixed… when they truly have no intention to breed the animal. Only Sammy isn’t fix and it won’t be to long now before he loses his little buddies. It easier on the animal and easier on us, why not do it?

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