Monday, February 22, 2010

Poor Ace


I just dropped Ace off to get neutered.
This was the look he gave me as I walked away. That "how can you do this to me?" look. I'm pretty sure he knows what's about to happen.
He sat at my feet while I made the appointment. Staring at me with those all knowing eyes and whining a little. I told the vet receptionist to hold on a second "what?..." I said to Ace "I gotta do it" I'm pretty sure the receptionist thought I was crazy.
This morning he seemed to have forgotten that today is the day. He happily jumped in the car and rode in his usual nose-to-the-windshield style. His way of beating me to where ever we are going.
When we pulled into the vet's office parking lot he suddenly seemed to remember. He didn't want to get out of the car and I had to drag him into the building. He usually likes going to the vet. He gets lots of cookies and attention.
Today he growled at the receptionist. She seemed surprised and said "hey! I didn't do anything!" I wanted to tell her that 'he knows' but she is probably the same girl I talked to before and I'm pretty sure she still thinks I'm crazy.
Ace then proceeded to growl at everyone who worked there, but not at any of the other patients or owners in the lobby.
See. He knows.
I left him with his favorite teddy bear and Kong chew toy. I was thinking about going out and buying him a new Frisbee.
I'm a little worried that he may never forgive me.

19 comments:

Gaia said...

Aww, what a puppy face! I think my husband suffered more than our dogs did when it came time to neuter them (the dogs, not the husband!) The amazing thing about dogs is they are ultra forgiving. Go ahead get the Frisbee-you'll feel better : )

Barb said...

Don't worry about Ace. He won't even remember! I'm reminded of a Gary Larson cartoon where one dog is saying to the other, ""Ha Ha Ha, Biff, guess what? After we go to the drugstore and the post office, I'm going to the vet's to get tutored!" By tomorrow he'll be running around like nothing ever happened.

Brian Miller said...

yep, i would not forgive you either...lol. (sorry that was the man in me) i am sure he will forgive you...a frisbee seems like a consolation prze next to what he will be missing...there i go again...i think i will be just done.

Daffy said...

He probably DOES know! It's amazing how smart those little devils are.

I'm sure with the new frisbe all will be fine again.

Pam said...

Poor Ace. He'll be fine. {{hugs}}

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

He will be fine. They will give him good drugs and he will have a nice high for a few hours. You are obviously a responsible pet owner. He'll be catching frisbees before you know it.

Matty said...

I love that shot. You're right, he does know. But the best part is that like any dog, he is full of unconditional love. Just wait until he's back home. You'll see.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Aaaahhhh, Ace will be O.K. The Frisbee will help him forget! And, maybe a little treat. Little treats always make me feel better. :)

Levinson Axelrod said...

Your doggy is so cute! Aw, he's just giving you the sad puppy eyes. Its ok, I just got my girl dog spayed and I've been feelin a little guilty... but it's only bc I'm wanting the best for her!

Baino said...

Very responsible dog ownership . .he won't care in the long run and it won't stop him halting at every lamp post. Did I tell you he's a very cute dawg. Mind you I can see all your 'male' readers sitting there with their legs crossed right now!

Reluctant Blogger said...

Aw that is one cute dog.

At least it is more straightforward for males. The op for girls is much more stressful.

Hope he is OK.

Diggestive said...

I have to Feel sympathy for the little guy

Corrie Howe said...

Now see, this should answer your question about how smart or not smart he is. I think he's pretty darn smart. And I hope he forgives you too.

tea said...

Aww, poor little guy..
I hope he's feeling better by now. It sounds like he really did know what was going to happen.

Mrs Montoya said...

He's a boy - he won't remember anything as soon as you give him something else he wants. The magic of the male :)

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

he's a dog. they forgive.

Tracy said...

Hey may remember for awhile...but he'll still love you and enjoy all the dog stuff, and then he'll forget.

Michelle said...

You havent blogged in a while.

Poor sad, cute puppy.

Anita said...

Hi there, I saw your post on Pam's Perspective and thought I'd come take a look. Amazingly we had our puppy spayed last month and I had a similar experience with the guilt. Thankfully she is doing really well and I don't feel bad at all.
Your puppy is adorable.