>My Dog

>My dog, Angus, is a dork. He wasn’t a dork before I took him to the vet. He is 17 weeks old (just about 4mos), weighs 31 lbs, and I figured it was about time for me to get him neutered. Someone suggested that, when I get him neutered, I also have his back dewclaws removed. I looked at his dewclaws, and the back ones were indeed very floppy and didn’t seem to be articulated to anything but skin. So I agreed that this would be a good time to have those removed, since he would be put under for the neutering anyway. I dropped him off at the vet on Tuesday morning, and they said to pick him up Wednesday afternoon.
I went to the vet to pick him up yesterday afternoon. The vet tech brought him out of “the back” (where all the really cool vet stuff takes place), and here was my beautiful, black dog. He had bandages on his back legs because of the stitches where the dewclaws were removed. I kinda expected that. But he also had this dorky looking white collar on. You know, the ones they use for those dogs who are too stupid to know that they shouldn’t chew off their own leg? AArgh! My dog is a dork! He has to keep the collar on until the stitches are removed. That takes place in two weeks.
At least he will not be making any little “Anguses” running around. We just have to get through these next two weeks. Then he will go back to being my cool dog. Oh, also, he got his last round of puppy shots as well as his next heartworm pill. Also, the vet told me that he has a mild case of mange. Nothing serious, but they need to treat him with a topical thing once a week for four weeks (got his first tx during his surgery).
Did I mention I got a dog at the end of November? šŸ˜‰ I enrolled him in puppy training classes at the local Petsmart. Really they aren’t training him, they are training me to train him. So far he knows “Potty”, “Kennell”, “Outside”, “Hungry” (he goes nuts when he hears this word), “Off” (tells him to get off whoever or whatever he just jumped on…he’s still working on this one), “focus” (gets him to look at me), and “sit.” “Start my car” and “defrag my hard drive” aren’t taught until the advanced class. šŸ˜‰

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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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