Friday, April 3, 2009

Today is all about Moon

Moonie is having his dreaded surgery today, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I am leaving him at the Vet's until Monday, because there is no way to keep him quiet here or out of the dirt.

Neutering is so worth the temporary stress and minimal expense. Male dogs are far less expensive to have neutered, and yet it seems to be up to the owners of the females to make the choice. Just because YOU don't have any females does not mean YOUR male dog can't get out and impregnate a zillion others. Keeping your dog intact does not make you more of a man, it makes you a complete idiot in my book.

Pet over population is a serious problem and will continue to be as long as people do not spay and neuter their animals. If you can't afford the shots/spay neuter (and there are low cost options) you can't afford a dog. Period.

I love Moon completely, but he does not need to sire a litter to fulfill himself or me.  His breeders can take care of worrying about the bloodline-I just want to enjoy my dog.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Amen Sister. I will keep Moon in my thoughts and prayers. He will be just fine.

soulbrush said...

he will be fine, it's so rudimentary nowadays. casanova moon will be no more.

MuseSwings said...

Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery!

Teri C said...

Great commentary, wish those that need to read it will do so.

Will be thinking of Moon today.

Debra Kay said...

Moon is out of surgery and is groggy but doing well. It is always stressful, but so much the right decision. Teri, the truth is the ones who need to read it wouldn't go near this blog.

I told everybody up and down the block, and will continue to do so as long as it's "news" about Moon's surgery and how well he's doing, etc. Maybe setting a good example will help.

Mim said...

picked pockets - very worth it. have a good recovery mr. luna

studio lolo said...

Mim made me laugh!

Your a responsible pet mom DK. When I was at the vets today with one of my clients they were doing an emergency surgery on an older female dog who wasn't spayed, so of course now here she was with a uterus filled with pus (pyometra) which is a life threatening condition that could have been prevented. sadly this will always happen but hopefully to fewer and fewer dogs. I mean, what's not to understand people? And finances aren't an excuse because there's usually reduced spay/neuter programs available everywhere.

This has been a public service announcement :D

Hey Moon, thinking about you buddy!

studio lolo said...

P.S. 'Somebody' is a new Grandma :)

Dont say I told you...let her break the news! I know you've seen hints of 'baby news' though so I had to say something.