>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˜‰


About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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