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.