This Thursday, we’re getting River fixed.
I’m all anxious about it.
We have a wonderful vet who has known us for years and has met River and declared him ready. He’s really a very talented and caring doctor and I know he’ll do a wonderful job.
I still worry. I have a little voice inside my head who whispers doubts into my heart. He’ll be terrified. He could die…
River was originally going to be a stud dog, so he arrived at our home ‘intact’ (aka: not fixed). Since he’s going to be our pet, getting him fixed was a certainty. It’s good for him and for us.
But there’s that anxious whispering again. He’ll be all alone. He could get really hurt…
Neutering (boy-dog operations) are a lot less risky than spaying (girl-dog operations). The chances he’ll get hurt are minimal. Afterwards, he’ll be healthier and happier.
No matter what that worry-voice says, he really won’t miss them.