Odin's Momma Posted March 27, 2006 Report Share Posted March 27, 2006 Okay, Mado's post about spaying inspired me to write this, although it is hard for me to do. I feel like the crappiest dog owner ever. Odin is 15 months old and still not neutered I have no intention of ever letting Odin do any hanky panky with another dog. No way. No how. Ever. When he is outside he is on a leash, and when he's not on a leash he's in a fenced area with dogs that are already fixed themselves. I would never let him "roam" or anything like that. Him getting another dog pregnant is not a worry for me, there is just no way on earth I would ever let that happen. I am, however, worried about the different health problems he may develop in the future, or even attitude/behavioral changes when he gets a bit older if those parts stay intact. Sure, we're low on money right now, but I want everyone reading this to know that it is NOT an issue. We just spent 300$ out of April's rent money on Odin's vet bills this month and if need be we'd do it again. We can always get money, somehow. Odin is our baby, he's worth it Anyway, don't laugh and please don't chastise me because I feel so badly about it already, but the reason I haven't taken him to get fixed yet is because I am TERRIFIED of leaving him at the vet for 2 whole days. I keep having these horrible visions of him coming back to us traumatized or something. I just don't know my vet or the staff there well enough to feel comfortable enough to put my baby into their care for that long. Actually, I wouldn't leave him alone with my own family. And won't he be all alone during the night? In a strange place with other strange animals, wondering where his momma and poppa are and why they left him all alone? I know I am probably sounding really ridiculous to you all . . . there are so many people who've gotten their dogs spayed or neutered without a problem, so some encouragement would really be appreciated. Thanks so much for taking the time to read (and possible reply) Edit: Just a little ps: Could you guys keep your fingers crossed for my hubby? He's up for a new position at his work and if he gets it it will mean higher pay - which we REALLy need! Not just for our bills and rent, but if he gets it we'll be getting a bigger apartment for Odin, closer to the park! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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