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November 20, 2010

No Puppies for Kadira

The day finally came.  The day our little girl became a woman...with no way of reproducing. 

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. 



Brittney said...

We must have sucker written on our foreheads, too; we always walk into the pet store saying we're going to buy the cheapest of what we're looking for...and then walk out spending way more than expected. I would have bought the soft version too - even though we don't have any other small animals or children! I'm thinking Toby will very much appreciate the gesture!

Rachel said...

Aww, Kaidra looks so cute in her "soft" cone. I am sure Tobey appreciates it. Has she been bumping into him?

Jamie said...

you have a yorkie?!?!?! i didn't know! they are my favorite, my mom has 2 <3

Angela Noelle said...

Oh my gosh, the cone photo is just so heartbreakingly precious!!

newteacherwife said...

Your dogs are adorable and I hope Kadira is healing nicely.

Sara said...

Oh, poor Kadira. Hope she's doing ok. Those Elizabethan cones are too funny on dogs. Mally was a mess when she wore one...she kept getting her head stuck in places and couldn't figure out how to get up the stairs. Puppy hugs and kisses to Kadira.

Rachel said...

I'm sure Kadira is fully better now! I have to say - that cone is kind of cute! We just have always gotten the old hard kind, I had no idea they made a soft version!!

Thanks for your sweet thoughts last month about our dog... they meant a lot.
The other 4 are doing fine, although for a week afterwards, there were 2 that we kind of worried a little about because they were showing signs of grief. JJ, our chihuahua, would go and look for Rascal (like out the front door and window - after we would come home from being gone, like he was expecting Rascal to come back in with us)for a couple days afterwards - so sad, but sweet. And Murphy, one of the schnauzers, was so lethargic that I thought he was sick.
Of course, the other two seemed to be just fine. Go figure.
But they've all been really sweet and loving since, especially with Chris.
I will say, though, that it's been easier having them around. Losing a dog always leaves a big void, and at least we still have them to fill a part of it.


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