Thursday, October 23, 2008
Spay / Neuter
Tomorrow is the big day, we take Emma in at 8:30 AM to be spayed. It is a big decision, and I hope that I am making the right decision. It would be great to raise a litter of pups and find good homes but I don't know if I could handle eight or ten little Emma's running around the house. It gives me chills just thinking about it. They are such soft sweet bundles of love and joy that can get into everything. But, I believe that for every dog that is rescued from a shelter or adopted from a rescue group is one more life than can live out to its fullest potential. If I have Emma spayed it will open up eight or ten slots for a dog to be adopted. A lot of people don't realize that 25% of all shelter dogs are full blooded purebred dogs. They may or may not have papers but there is no mistake that they are full blooded. So I guess we will do the right thing. She will have to stay overnight at the Vets. I hate that but I understand that they want to make sure they don't jump and run around right after the surgery. I will be on pins and needles until she is back home. We got Emma a certificate for spaying through the Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation and Dr. Tate, a wonderful veterinarian at the Riverview Animal Clinic will be doing the surgery. FCDF provides spay / neuter certificates at affordable prices and they are honored by veterinarians all over the greater Birmingham area. It would be hard for us to afford this surgery without the help of the FCDF. They can be reached at http://www.fcdf.org/nspay.php3 if you happen to live in our area. I will post more on Saturday after Emma comes back home.