I feel so bad because I feel like we’ve hurt her, though I know it’s just part of being a responsible pet owner. She came here a little over a month ago and she’s just starting to trust us. I took her to the vet yesterday for “the surgery”and I don’t know if she’s in pain or not, but she’s definitely not happy. She came home with pain meds and I’ve given them to her but she can’t run or jump so I started out with her in the crate and she had an “accident” in there, which wasn’t surprising, but it was a mess to clean up so I put down a puppy pad and put her in the kitchen with the gate up. She’s not happy!
She also has one of those collar/halo things and the vet recommended attaching it through her harness to keep her from getting the collar off. Yep . . she got the harness and the collar off . . three times. I’m about to give up on her wearing that thing.
Coming home in the car, she could not keep her eyes open and she toppled over a few times. Bless her sweet little heart!
I’m feeling really bad that we did this to her but . . I know after the next 6 or 7 days are past, we’ll be happy to have it all done. Not only for Rita’s sake but I was afraid if she went into heat, dogs might come from who knows where and get interested in the chickens while visiting Rita and chances are, the dogs might be big old ranch dogs so . . we did the right thing but I’m feeling pretty sad about it.
It’s hard seeing such a sweet little girl in so much misery. She’s miserable from the collar, probably from the surgery, and the fact that she’s locked in the kitchen.
We did the right thing, right?