After waking up dreaming about poltergeists and ghosts I got up and decided to go for a walk to a place I used to go to with my classmates as a kid and teenager. It was excactly the same as before but, this time I had my very own dog with me, something I always wanted back then. I have been training with Monti for the past four days, working on come when called and just listen more when I try to conntact him. I do this with cheese and he is happy to come back to me when he gets some cheese, his favorite. I must admit I have been quite lazy with his training and lately he has been totaly out of control so something must be done! I do not disipline him hard only tell him to sit down as long as it takes for him to calm down and listen to me, wich is boring and punishment enough for Monti. It was a beautiful day and now Monti is taking a well deserved nap.
Storm, thunder and impressive lightning shows has been on going since early last night. The house was shaking and I was outside photographing the event and got a few lightning photos, it was amazing! I thought Monti would be a little scared but, he is not loosing sleep over some bad weather. I tried to get some hugs and kisses but, he just returned to his blanket, rolled into a ball and fell a sleep. I swear he is like a old man in a dog suit, can’t miss sleep or dinner. I will try to join him in dreamland, listening to rain and thunder in bed is one of the best sounds there is.
Monti is doing great! This is from yesterday when we went to the beach and had fun in the water. He even walked past another dog without going crazy so I am very happy.
He is also 100% healed from operation,is scar now looks like this.
Not the biggest scars in the world, this picture is over a week old and he is completely healed.
BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER THIS POST WILL BE CONTAINING GRAPHIC CONTENT AND PICTURES! SO HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO TURN AWAY.
The reason I am writing in detail is because I want to tell people about my experience with the neutering of my dog, this is a serious step and with many consultations with three veterinarians me and my boyfriend decided to go for it. I hope his troubles will get better after this! Going crazy and not eating or sleeping because of all those lovely females in heat.
I did not go with him to the vet, my boyfriend did because I would have probably taken him home without doing the surgery! I am not as strong as my boyfriend is but, he had problems with l leaving him there! it was horrible and I believe him. When Monti came home I was at the viking fair but, decided to take the bus home I did not want to stay there when Monti was sick. He was very unstable and was bleeding and we started to panic so we called the vet again, he said it was very normal to bleed a little when the wound was still fresh. He did not bleed a lot but, to us it was like a river and I almost got sick from looking at his wound. I would bet it was three table spoons of blood or less! he was in his crate for several hours without food or water, the vet said he needed to be out of anesthesia before eating or drinking. The first few days he was very sleepy but, he did eat the day after and soon enough he found a way to drink out of his bowl. I know every case is different, I have heard about dogs who has been sick for a week and some them normal self after just a day. You do need to limit daily activity to a minimum because of the stitches.
HERE COMES THE GORY PICTURE:
This is day four, the wound is healing nicely! His pouch is not removed only the testicles so there is some fluid inside. It´s totally normal and will go away in a week or two I think. The worst part for Monti seems to be the lampshade he needs to wear for two weeks, naturally he wants to lick and scratch himself. In nine days we can take the lampshade of ( it´s not called a lampshade, I just think it looks like one). To cleanse the wound just use sterilized water and a paper towel, tap gently and do not remove anything, just wipe of excess blood. Monti also got antibiotics to help against possible infections. The red and blue on his skin is a bruise, It will go away in a week or two.
Monti is back to his normal self, he eats and drinks, sleeps and takes up the whole bed, I am happy he is feeling so much better! I will update later about the recovery.
It is so hot here in my little town and I have not had any desire to put in any pictures from our trips to the beach so I present to you snorkmaiden from moomin, my favorite show as a kid and as a grown up. Today me and Monti went to the forest and I put him on his long leash, I did not go to the beach today because variation is good for dogs too. In the forest there was flowers in all kinds if yellow and purple, a bug tried to land on my red sweaty face. I like to walk in the forest, the trees give shade and the smells are wonderful.
I did not only make a post to show you the lovely snorkmaiden and tell you about the trip to the forest, yesterday something great happened. Monti´s claws have always been a problem because he never wants me to cut them, Stig has to hold him and he screams and goes all hysterical when we try to trim them. Sometimes we only get to cut one or two a day. Yesterday I stood over him with my trimmer and lifted his foot up, I think he likes it better when he can stand. I made shure he couldn’t run and I clipped the first claw, Stig made dinner in the kitchen so Monti could not resist standing there. I let him take a little break before I continued on the other paw and before you know it his front paws looked nice and trimmed. I was so happy, I have not been able to do this by my self since Monti was a puppy. I did cut a nerve once and I am shure he remembers so I am super careful, I am just so happy we don´t need to start using the vet for nail trims.
June is finally here and that means swimming and running around on the beach like a mad dog! Monti don´t need a reason to jump in the water. Oh look there is a sea weed or something floating on the surface, fishing around Monti is hard when he dives in to get the hook. The weather has been nice the last few days and I think Monti is adjusting nice to the move, he gets to sleep in his parents bed so he is happy. It´s so good to finally have a bigger living room, a bed room and a veranda to just relax, I love all the sunlight we get. The beach is five minutes away so we can go there anytime we want, if it starts to rain of we go, no need to plan everyday anymore.
Look what me and Monti found in the garden today, two huge snails who was kissing. I think he disturbed them as he put his big nose right in their face, I think the snails quickly went back to what they where doing. It´s great to have a garden and a big house for Monti to live in, I will also show you the local beach me and Monti has been enjoying the last few days before the rain came.
It was a good thing enjoying the forest when the sun was up because now the rain have arrived, well Monti don´t care about rain but his mom does. Of course we still go on walks but, with less enthusiasm from my side. We are in the middle of moving, I am excited for Monti! he gets bigger space and a veranda to use. Also I want to buy him a bed, the classic round wood bed with a big pillow!
or something like this!
Or make something similar like this bed made from old wood. He has a crate but, I want to buy him a bed too, it has always been a picture in my mind, dog in cute dog bed :).