The Tail of Two Dogs
For this week’s blog entry I am going to try my hand at a little fiction. Enjoy!
Fred was a very happy dog and he had a great life with two owners who were in love with him. He was on the best dog food, had all of his vaccines and was on monthly preventatives. His owners worked much of the day, so they installed a large dog run in their back yard to allow Fred to play for hours during the day and get plenty of sunshine.
Ginger is another beloved pet; she was the apple of her mother’s eye. She was the most pampered pooch she knew and was treated like a princess. Ginger stayed in the house most of the time, but would venture outside to play a bit and do her business, but rarely did she leave her mommy’s side.
One day, while out in his run, Fred encountered a
One day Ginger was resting in the back yard while her mommy was inside making dinner. Suddenly Ginger heard a strange noise. When she went to investigate she found a very handsome dog at her fence, though he was a little bloody he appeared to be very friendly. Ginger watched in awe as this large dog cleared her fence in one jump. After a short time together, the male dog left Ginger to return to his home and Ginger went back in the house, her owner completely unaware of the encounter.
When Fred’s owners returned home from work, they saw that poor Fred looked like he had been in an accident. His toenails were broken and bloody and his mouth was in great pain. Fred was immediately rushed to his veterinary clinic where his wounds were treated. After returning home, the fence that was destroyed had to be replaced, and during that time, Fred’s owners contemplated why their dog would suddenly go on this rampage. After his wounds were all healed, Fred’s owners asked the veterinarian what she thought of the situation and the explanation seemed surprisingly simple, Fred needed to be neutered. Fred was over a year old now, his hormones were fully developed and he had most likely been driven mad by the smell of a nearby female dog in heat. Fred
Several weeks after her encounter in the back yard, Ginger and her mommy were on the couch watching a show when her mommy realized that Ginger’s belly was getting very large. Immediately concerned by this, she rushed her to the nearest veterinary clinic. Ginger and her mommy were shocked to hear that she was going to have puppies. Little Ginger, who rarely left her mommy’s side and never left the back yard, was pregnant! A quick x-ray showed that Ginger was within weeks of having two puppies; however, her veterinarian became immediately concerned as the pups looked very large. Ginger’s
Although this story has a happy
If you want to help your pet live a long, happy life, please spay/neuter.