This is Bailey (a.k.a.) "The Boo". He is sporting a raggedy belly band because it is "spring" and the hormones are a'flowing. This causes much distress to Mr. Boo. So we have finally made the choice to have the "surgery" done. Yes, Mr. Boo is going to give it up this Tuesday.These two are lounging on Steve's legs. Cookie is also going in to be spade. She is a year old and finished her first heat. Nuala was spade years ago (she is three and a half) so she is the only one not having to deal with the vet this week. I have just given all of them their distemper, parvo, and Lepto shots and they are feeling a bit punky today. Cookie needs her Rabies, but will get that when she goes in.
Mr. Boo is a registered Yorkshire Terrier. He has fathered "three" litters, so it isn't like he hasn't had a good time in his life. It's just he really, really gets way to worked up now when females go into heat, or gosh forbid another male (even a neutered one) stops by for a visit. Oh he is a sweetie, but he feels the need to mark. Hence the belly band (notice the wear and tear, and he has two that look like this). I have ordered a new one, but hope that the need for it will dissipate a few months after the surgery.
Here are his two daughters...... Nuala and Cookie (Cookie is the one with long hair, she is a daughter from the second mating with Bella, and Nuala is from his first mating with Butters). Nuala is shaved like her daddy for the summer because their fur is much thicker and their hair mattes' easily. Cookies fur is much thinner and wiry so I leave it long, she is also Steve's girl and hangs by her "food" source whenever he is around. Nuala is the opportunist, be it food, a toy, or an open place to lie she will cozy up to almost anyone, provided they have one of the above.
It is going to be an expensive week, as I am also letting them get the heart worm test done while they are under (except Nuala who will just have the heart worm). However since my two dogs, my daughters dog Trixie, and my other daughters rabbit, as well as my nieces two dachshund mixes are all going in for spade and neuters the vet is cutting us a discount.
Mr. Boo is my boy, and a real "Drama King" and I know when he comes home Wednesday it will be awhile before he comes to sit by me. It took a day before he would even look at me after he was shaved. You notice in the picture above he was lounging not with the girls and Steve, or even with me as usual. No, he was upset with me, after the shot, and decided to just glare at me from the top of the sofa. I had to say "treat" to get him to even lift is head and make eye contact with the camera.
Of course if I really wanted to make amends I would offer him his drug of choice, the "ball", or as we call it here "Bailey Crack". There is nothing he cannot forgive for a half hour of chasing, and drooling over his beloved ball. So now I am off to make it up to him for the shot, since he won't be able to run around like a crazy man after Tuesday for a while.It's going to be a cold week here in Michigan, and I am not talking about the weather.