My house is too quiet

A little over a year ago I got my second B. My male tri Mischief who lived up to his name and more. I forgot how calm a single B home could be. I know its way past due but we finally got mischief in to be nuetered. So since last night we have only our female Zoey. Wow as I sit here it is way too quiet I miss their little squabbles. I hate this silence. One day and I miss him sooo much. He is such a cuddler and attention hog. The minute zoe is getting attention he has to nose his way between her and me for his share. I just got back from a walk and things were just way to calm. I had a lady comment on how well behaved Zoey was! Ha with two no one ever had that comment lol.

Chief's sister, C-Me says hey Bro….. LOL... am surprised that they kept him overnight... never had that for just a neuter....

C-Me is a love bug and a "wild child" on top of that...gggg And I hear you about things being too quiet!!!!

Zoey is getting towards that age of needing to be strip tested.... so don't forget!!!

But glad that we are related by our sister and brother, C-Me and Chief!!! He looks great!!! You can see pics of C-Me at my website!

Well he is a happy boy! But as the vet tells me pleasantly plump as he is 31 lbs. This boy loves his food! But I'm never sure if he is heavy or zoe is just so darned skinny as she is much smaller in size and weighs 17 lbs. How big is C-me

Not sure whats usual but it was the same for zoe when she was spayed. We dropped him off yesterday and we will pick him up tomorrow. It is funny Hubby says Zoe at first looked all over for him (I had to work late) and wouldnt settle or eat, yet when he is there she is always yelling at him "dont touch me! Mine, go away, Or move it tubby thats my place!" I will tell him sis says hi :).

As far as Zoe we did get the strips so far we are good thanks Tanza.

Why did they keep her overnight? I always insist on first spay of day and take home in evening unless there is some complication (which thus far in probably 20 own/rescue spays has never happened), I bring them home. My vet is not a 24 hr, so someone checks at midnight, then they are there alone til 7:30 am. No way. If I had a 24 hr vet, … nah, even then I would want hom.

LOL on the squabbles. The noises they make, non basenji folks would freak out! And I love it.

My vet was calling me less than an hour after Xander's neuter to say he had come around and was out front sitting in his techs lap waiting to be picked up. Glad you boy is home now.

@DebraDownSouth:

Why did they keep her overnight? I always insist on first spay of day and take home in evening unless there is some complication (which thus far in probably 20 own/rescue spays has never happened), I bring them home. My vet is not a 24 hr, so someone checks at midnight, then they are there alone til 7:30 am. No way. If I had a 24 hr vet, … nah, even then I would want hom.

LOL on the squabbles. The noises they make, non basenji folks would freak out! And I love it.

I just thought that was the way it was done. We dropped him off late Monday they did the surgery Tues and wanted to keep for observation and I can pick him up today at noon.

My female is like that too!

She tells my male to "go away" "Quit bugging me" "NO, I don't want to play".

But if he's gone, she looks and looks for him. He's always so happy to see her and she just about bites his head off!!!!

Crazy bs!!!:):)

C-Me is about 20.5lbs and is about standard height for a B bitch…. She is a real "Tri" and just a doll. Still known as the "mountain goat" the way she climbs and jumps... her motto is why go around when I can go over....!!! And she loves her food too!!! Both the girls have great eating habits, Franie being the "skinny" one... so hard to keep weight on her.

Glad that Chief will be home today. And as a few others have said, mine always come home same day from a spay/neuter.... mostly because I know that there is no overnight supervision at most Vet Practices, so what is the point of leaving them there for observation?

I had to leave Zoni overnight when she was spayed. It threw me for a loop because I did not remember that occurring with Nemo's procedure (7 years ago so memory is a little fuzzy). When I asked the vet tech, she said it was a requirement for their AAHA accreditation. Didn't check into it further since it was moot at that point.

@lisastewart:

My vet was calling me less than an hour after Xander's neuter to say he had come around and was out front sitting in his techs lap waiting to be picked up. Glad you boy is home now.

Yea, I was told initially that "he will be out most of the day and you can pick him up later in the evening".

I ended up getting a call shortly after surgery was done, that he had already shredded the towels that were placed with him and I could pick him up earlier than anticipated.

I guess they didn't believe me when I said I should coordinate to pick him up earlier, because otherwise he would get anxious. 😃

LOL, my Vet has a standing requirement with any Basenji in the practice…. you MUST be available to come "immediately" if we call and tell you it is time to pick up your Basenji!!! And the quicker the better!

Well Zoey is very easy going and they had no problem with her but when I asked how Mischief did I was told that he was not happy with them right now.

@Nemo:

I had to leave Zoni overnight when she was spayed. It threw me for a loop because I did not remember that occurring with Nemo's procedure (7 years ago so memory is a little fuzzy). When I asked the vet tech, she said it was a requirement for their AAHA accreditation. Didn't check into it further since it was moot at that point.

You need a new vet. I just CALLED (woman named Ruthie) AAHA
American Animal Hospital Association
12575 W. Bayaud Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado, USA 80228
Member Service Center:
800/883-6301

She said (as I already KNEW but didn't want to load you without double checking) that they do NOT have any such requirements, period. They do not tell veterinarians how to manage their patients or run their business and no such regulations are in place that could even be misinterpreted.

IOW, your vet tech lied to gouge you for overnight fees, AND usually because they think owners are too stupid not to go play frisbee with a newly spayed/neutered dog. CALL THE VET and tell them what the vet tech told you and request a full refund for any overnight boarding. And threaten to file a complaint with AAHA if they don't. Perhaps your standing up will help stop them from telling lies and bullying the next client.

@DebraDownSouth:

You need a new vet. I just CALLED (woman named Ruthie) AAHA
American Animal Hospital Association
12575 W. Bayaud Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado, USA 80228
Member Service Center:
800/883-6301

She said (as I already KNEW but didn't want to load you without double checking) that they do NOT have any such requirements, period. They do not tell veterinarians how to manage their patients or run their business and no such regulations are in place that could even be misinterpreted.

IOW, your vet tech lied to gouge you for overnight fees, AND usually because they think owners are too stupid not to go play frisbee with a newly spayed/neutered dog. CALL THE VET and tell them what the vet tech told you and request a full refund for any overnight boarding. And threaten to file a complaint with AAHA if they don't. Perhaps your standing up will help stop them from telling lies and bullying the next client.

Or alternatively, the person I talked to (not the vet) spoke improperly and did not have a correct understanding of what she was talking about. I somehow doubt it was a nefarious scheme for the whole $10 they charged for overnight boarding. It could just be the preference of that practice. Anyway I am transitioning away from that vet for other reasons. No vet practice is perfect, there are things I don't like about the new one I'm going to, but the benefits outweigh my concerns.

Thanks for the info, I wasn't able to find anything about those requirements on the AAHA website and now I know why.

You are right, I should have put "OR" because…

But really, if the vet tech spewed that misinfo to you, she does it to everyone. IF the vet didn't tell her to say it, it hurts their reputation for lying. If the vet did tell her, calling them on it will help others. 🙂

When Shaye was spayed they also did the operation necessary to correct her umbilical hernia - I brought her in at 8:00 in the morning, and they told me I could come get her at 3:00 in the afternoon. She was acting fine and alert by then. I cannot imagine her being kept overnight, because she is one of those dogs who can't stand confinement. Newly cut, she probably would have torn everything open if she wasn't home, sleeping in her own bed. Of course, our vet knows Shaye's little quirks, so he was quite aware they'd have a real nightmare on their hands if they kept her, but I don't think he ever keeps dogs overnight for that.

Well Mischief has been home a few days now and i'm starting to wish he stayed longer lol. Trying to keep him quiet and stop him from going for those stitches is driving me nuts. I had to go to work so put the "cone of shame" on him and had to put him and zoe in seperate crates but he got it off three times and I finally closed it with zip ties which seems to be working. Then there is zoe who tries to lick his stitches as well. Cant wait till its healed and we are back to normal. Every time he goes dashing through the house I'm worried about the stitches. And when he gets off the couch front paws on the floor back paws still on the couch and then extends as far as he can go as he stretches. Will this ever be over?

Zest! ripped her stitches out in about 24 hours. No harm as there are internal stitches and her spay incision looks nice now. Of course her incision was all of about an inch or so long.

Oh, I also always bring home cooked bribes when my kidz are having surgery done, usually muffins or cookies. I even say "Here's a bribe for taking good care of my pup." No, I'm not subtle about bribing my vet's office. Not that I really think they take better care of my dogs because of that, but it does put everyone in a good mood. Everyone likes to be appreciated! 😉

And it must have helped a little as the vet called as soon as she finished the surgery and told me when I could pick her up. (and she thanked me for the muffins)

I agree, bribing is good. Over the years I have developed a personal relationship with my vets and their staff. Office manager is on my facebook (rare if you know me because I have under 90 friends … mostly family, close friends and their kids and friends of my daughter. I keep it limited to provide those kids the most protection and to keep it personal). I never worry about the care my dogs get anyway, but I know the gifts I bring at Christmas to the staff and occasional treats lets them know they are appreciated.

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