Monday, August 5, 2013
A Note From Rowdy and Bette: The Summer of Love
We just wanted to pop in and let you know that yes, we ARE still alive and all is fine at The World Headquarters of 'The Long and Short of it All.' We've appreciated all the notes and comments with concerns about our absence.
It's the Summer of Love, 2013. Good Lord. We've never experienced a doggie in heat in our entire lives, and hopefully, we'll never experience it again. We'll spare you all the sordid details. but suffice to say that your busy new hostess 'Bette' most definitely did NOT like the little undergarments Dad tried to get her to wear. She spun herself in circles trying to get it off until she nearly passed out.
All the neighborhood dogs are lining up on the sidewalk outside the fence, but Bette has both eyes set on our neighbor, 'Martini,' a tall handsome 11year-old chocolate smooth pharaoh hound-lab mix who lives next door. And your host 'Rowdy' is simply beside himself over the rejection.
We're waiting on Bette's spay until she's more fully grown. It seems you don't want to spay or neuter too early, and definitely not too late - it's a fine line - but we're going to wait until she's at least 12 months old or so for the procedure.
We tend to think that many dogs are getting spayed and neutered too early these days - and sometimes with good reason, but please be sure and make an informed decision with your vet if you're in a similar predicament. Here's an awesome recent study to investigate.... https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/130401s.aspx
All of this of course leads us to this new video by youtuber y cozican - featuring what many consider to be the hottest song of the summer. Turn up the volume and have a great Monday! You know you want it.