Monday, August 4, 2008


The boys are fine. I was able to pick them up shortly after 4:00 pm yesterday and they were still feeling sluggish from the anesthesia. They had no appetite - didn't even care to have water. Blaze looked sad and sullen; like Eeyore. He hung his head so low his shoulders were hunched, he tucked his behind under, and looked up at us with sad eyes. Whenever he was awake, this is how he moped around. Pitiful. They both slept a lot. This morning, you'd hardly know that Riley had anything done; he's chipper. Blaze still has traces of his Eeyore demeanor, but he's improving!

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I'm crying for my poor, precious boys today! They're at the vet having that dreadful procedure done! Ackkk!

Here are the sweet brothers when they were 11 or 12 weeks old. They're just over a year, now, and 3 or 4 times this size. (Yes, polar opposites in appearance, but they are brothers... litter-mates!)

Look at those darling faces. The innocence! This is how they looked at me when I dropped them off this morning... and, panic-stricken, I think I heard them say, "Mom! Where are you going? Don't leave us!!" They shook and shivered and dug in their heels when the nurse came to take them to the back room. This is why I'm crying (not literally... but my heart's heavy)!!

She came back saying that they're not scheduled till after lunch, but since they're so nervous they will give them something now to calm them down. She said they'll be feeling real happy in no time. {sigh} Okay.

Oooh, their bottoms are gonna be sore tonight and the girls won't understand why they don't feel like playing (look out girls, your turn is coming later this month!).

By the way, this is mom and dad ...just so it makes sense to you how those two adorable pups could be brothers from the same litter!

I find it intriguing that the blond boy who looks exactly like mom has a curled tail just like his dad, and the dark boy who looks exactly like dad has a straight tail just like his mom. :-)

Do me a favor and pray for them today, okay? ...what... you can pray for dogs; they're people, too!



Kristiina said...

Oh poor boys! They'll be up and jumping by tomorrow, I'm sure. :-) Love you!

Donna Boucher said...

They are beautiful.
Just remember it is for the best....they will be healthier...right?

My husband said we can get a dog.
I am going to send in the deposit money for a goldendoodle...
I don't think there will be a litter until next spring...
but Katie and I are so excited.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dogs!

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