Hello again, today I am going to be talking about the time we decided to get our Basset pups nuetered. (This was done before we left for France).
It was a specific event that led us to making the decision to get the dogs neutered. We had Honey spayed a year after they were born. At this stage, the puppies: Buzzy and Bumble, were one and almost a year old, eleven months. The terrible event that led to this decision was that one day; while everyone was away from home, either at school or busy or working, the dogs decided it was the day when they got to escape from our garden. It wasn’t until my mom got a call in the middle of the day that she realised just how troublesome the two were. There had been several previous attempts to get out but they didn’t manage to get out.
At this stage, my mom was shocked and relieved. We had just bought them new collars a few weeks previous to this day. It was sheer luck that someone saw them, caught them and managed to hold onto them until mom took them home. When my siblings and I got home from school, mom was furious with the dogs. My guess was that they got out. We gave the dogs a fair talking to and we hoped that they would never get out again. That hope was quickly diminished. Unfortunately, their escapes almost became a daily thing. It didn’t help that my mom was always busy with my grandparents so she could not afford to spend any time that she had, spent on minding the dogs than with her parents. It is not that she didn’t love the dogs, but her and our patience was wearing thin.
Neutering day for our beloved Basset hounds!
The day started out as any other day, we fed the dogs, brushed them and made sure that they were in good health and good spirits. When we put them in the trailer, Bumble started to get antsy as the last time they were in the trailer before their birthday, was to the vets. Normally it is Buzzy who picks up on these things, but he loved the trips they took in the trailer. Once we arrived at the vets, both the pups started to panic and so we had to calm them down. As soon as we got into the waiting room, they began to try to drag us out. It was decided to neuter them because they were following other dogs when they were out around the town and so they couldn’t start to do anything that involved puppies at the end.
We only had to wait for about ten minutes when we were called. My mom went in with both of them and it took about fourty minutes in total. Roughly twenty minutes each. Since they were slightly older than the average age male dog getting neutered, the procedure was slightly longer. When they came out of the vets room, they had to go in single file as they both had Cones on. They looked absolutely hilarious.
It was an entertaining yet stressful few weeks while they had their cones on. They had them on for at least eight days. They were not big fans of the cones, they kept bumping into each other and scratching us with their cones. What a long few weeks they were!
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