It’s been a very quiet weekend here at The Aerie because on Thursday we had Penny spayed. She had finished a heat right before the holidays and we knew we ought to get around to having the procedure done right after everything died down. After getting her blood work done, we decided to go in on a Thursday because we knew we could just hang out with her over the weekend as she recuperated.
By all accounts, she sailed through the procedure just fine. Although while the anesthetic was wearing off Thursday night, there was a nearly-constant “mmmmrrrrraaaawwwwwrrrrrrmmmmaaarrrrmmmmm” coming from her. After that though, she really was in pretty good shape.
I think all three of us are happy that we have not had to employ the “Elizabethan” collar, better known around these parts as the Cone of Shame, as Penny hasn’t really shown any tendency to pick or worry at her incision.
She’s supposed to be on very light activity for 10 days after the procedure, so there will be no chasing bunnies in the chaparral or frolicking on dog beach until after next weekend. Today, she clearly has some more energy than the previous days and wants to play, though after a little activity she settles right back down.