I don't know why we waited so long to get Kadira spayed. I think it was partially because we got her, moved, and just barely found a vet down here that we like. Also, it costs a ridiculous amount of money to get your 80 pound German Shepherd spayed - allegedly because of the anesthesia - so we were dreading that whole aspect of it as well.
I must say, however, that my favorite day of Kadira ownership was the day we brought her home from the vet. She was so out of it and all she wanted to do was lay down and sleep. Finally, there was a moment of peace in our house.
Poor thing will be wearing this sassy shaved leg where the catheter was put in her for awhile.
She also will be sporting this very chic head cone. This is the "soft" version, encouraged for people who have small dogs or children. Apparently the dogs don't know that they have a cone on them, at least not in the space-issue sense, and will often bash into the small dog. The soft version eliminates the fear of injuries. Of course, this version is more expensive then the traditional hard version, because when we walk into any store we scream "sucker."
Toby better appreciate the gesture.