Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oh No You Di-nt!

For Atreyu, it's balls off Wednesday.
I was up at 4AM this morning. Played hooky from work and took my newest family member to the free Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic. I was the third person there at five this morning! The woman on the phone thought I was nuts when I said I would be there at five. Who's nuts now?!? (Not Atreyu)
I waited two and a half hours, then at 7:30 the mobile animal hospital pulled up. The vets came out and set their hospital up...leveling it, putting the chocks in front and in back of the tires. Getting out the steps and clipboards, lining us up in the order we arrived. About 8:30 they started calling each individual dog's name. When we were called we loaded up and went through the question and answer period. Most of my answers were, "I dunno" Geez...I just got him, I didn't ask enough questions when I took him. That's just how I roll.
We tried to put a muzzle on him, but that wasn't happening. The vet just asked me and the other vet to distract him and she popped him a tranquilizer shot. Then it was time for me to load him up in the cage and be on my way.
I cannot believe how attached I have become to this dog in such a short amount of time. I kept missing him once I got home and kept looking at the clock to see if it was time to go pick him up.
Just before three we got in the truck and went and got him. The vet explained everything to me...for all the "just in cases". He was happy to see me, but soon realized that, "Wait, you're the one who brought me here to this!" GAH!
We're home, he is passed out in the middle of the floor, far away from the dog bed we put down for him. I think he doesn't care. He's tired or depressed, or maybe a little of both. Tomorrow will be a better day.


Caution Flag said...

A free clinic? Wow! That's a gift. Hope he's feeling a little more alive today :)

Lisa said...

That is really really early!!! to go get your "nuts" cut off. but for free it is well worth it. You are going to be a good momma to this new little rascal and I am so happy for you to have a new member at the house. Poor little guy, hope he doesn't have to wear that "collar" very long, it does not go with his fur!

Carrie said...

Hope he is feeling better by now! I don't know about dogs, but for male cats it's a relatively easy procedure!

the Provident Woman said...

I'm tired just thinking about getting up that early. Glad you found a free clinic. I didn't know there was such a thing or animals. That's great.

Lisa said...

How's the puppy doing? We need an update!

stitcherw said...

Poor Atreyu, what a tramatic day for him. It's for the best though, as it does help their overall health in the long run and decreases the number of animals with no homes, but in the meantime while they are recovering they sure aren't happy. Hope tomorrow he's in a much better mood. What a great idea for the free mobile clinic. We have free clinics here occationally, but they aren't mobile, so it's hard for some people to get to them.

stitcherw said...

Oops, didn't mean tomorrow, meant to say hope the next day he was in a better mood. Anyway, hope by now he's totally back to his normal self.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Poor thing... but its the right thing to do!