Sunday, January 08, 2006

Katie gets 'tutored'...

Friday was a big day for Katie! She took a little trip to the vet for her spaying. I dropped her off in the morning, and they said that I could call in the afternoon to check on her, but pickup time was usually between 4pm and 6pm. I called around 3, and they said she was doing fine... she was a bit vocal in post-op, so they gave her some pain-meds to help comfort her.

When I picked her up, she was still quite groggy from the anesthesia, but she recognized me, mustered up some enthusiasm and gave her tail a little wag. One of the VAs said that Katie had been very lonely, so she climbed into the crate with her to help comfort her -- great folks there!

Her first night was a bit difficult -- she could't get on the bed, and she'd whimper and cry very softly when she was alone in her crate (even with the crate-door open). I ended up sleeping on a futon on the floor with her cuddled up under the covers with me to stay warm.

Throughout the weekend, Katie has been returning to normal. She's a lot less active than normal, but she's bright-eyed and waggy-tailed for the most part.

The pictures were taken today... she's styling in a cute little outfit from 'Fido Fleece'. Too bad it's not well tailored to her physique. Regardless, she seems to like it and it really does help keep her warm.


Deb said...

You're a great dad!

dad said...

good to hear that you both survived the ordeal,and Tracy too.

Dad or grandpa?

Celeste said...

OMG, that's the cutest sweater ever. I bet mom could knit a better fitting one though!