Yay, they are spayed!
I got my two foster dogs spayed yesterday!!! I took them to the Mobile/low cost vet clinic. Check in was at 7am but they said to come early because it was "first come, first served" I was SO there at 6:25! and....I was still the only one there at 7;25...apparently it was a total dud! Why aren't people taking advantage of that?!!! I dunno, maybe it is kinda expensive still....it definitely cost me one whole pay check...
The dogs are acting wicked doped still...poor babies...Guinevere and D'Artagnon were the worst though! When I brought Betsy and Deogi home, Guinever and D'Artagnon started acting really anxious. They were licking them (on their faces, not eh sutures) and whimpering in a really high-pitched whine for like an hour. They seemed so worried about them! After they finally stopped whining, an hour later, they wouldn't leave their side. I kept trying to get Guin and D'Art to go outside to use the bathroom...but they wouldn't budge....When I took Betsy and Deogi outside to relive themselves, they went out with us but stayed close. Today Betsy and Deogi are locked in kennels and Guin and D'art are int eh doggy bedroom....last time I tried and arrangement like that, Betsy and Deogi broke out of the air-line style carriers. :-[ I'm hoping the fact that they can still barley walk will keep them from being able to do that.
So, these kids are still up for adoption....Spread the word! They are sooooo sweet!
Did the clinic give you take home pain meds? When we had our cats spayed and neutered, the clinic gave us some derivative of morphine (starts with a B, can't remember the name) for us to give them for a few days for the pain. Not only was it good for the pain, but that stuff kept them pretty mellow for about 3 or 4 days, which gave their incisions good time to heal before they wanted to jump onto the bed, race down the hallway, lick their incisions, etc. You might want to ask about it if they didn't give you any--it was pretty cheap (like $14 or something?) and it sounds like they are active dogs, so it might be a lot less stressful for them (and you).
I hope they find a home soon! They are adorable!
Good news, VHZ! They look very happy in your photos. I thought you found a home for the both of them?
If you're moving out of state, couldn't the people who got you to take the dogs find someone else to foster them?
the home fell through...I feel so frustrated with it all...I seem to be hitting dead ends everywhere i go....I'm moving in like, four weeks....so I'm stressed....:-(
They do have pain meds. they refuse to wear the Elizabethan collars....or pajamas for that matter... :-[
I'm sorry their home feel through. It's so hard to judge if a rescue will work out or not--people adopting tend to overestimate their experience with dogs and are overwhelmed when confronted w/ a not 100% perfect pup (whatever that means ::) ). What org. are you fostering for or did you personally rescue these girls? If they don't "belong" to a particular org., you should try contacting Paw Placement here in the valley to see if they could help you out. One of the main ladies, Dee, is fantastic and if they aren't too overwhelmed with dogs right now, they may be able to help you. Not sure if they do/are able to do things in Tucson, but I know they work in Flagstaff, too, so maybe?
Also, those stupid E-collars are annoying and don't always work anyway, especially if the dog is super active or bendy and able to get at their wound anyway. If I were a dog, I would refuse to wear one too :P