The vet commented several times on what a good job we had done with her in regards to her temperament and her behaviour, and we sort of looked at each other and thought: “Huh??” The next time she gets obnoxious or loud, I’ll have to remind myself that I haven’t actually totally failed to raise my puppy properly. The vet referred to her as being of a fairly “bossy” breed, so I think the fact that we have as much control as we do must be rather an accomplishment!
She got her shots, and her heartworm meds for this year, and we got all the information on having her spayed, because no, we haven’t had her scooped out yet. She’s very much an indoor dog who gets all her real exercise tearing around the house, so the opportunity for accidental puppies to happen would be pretty limited, and next to impossible. Still, we definitely want to have her done. Not cheap!! But then, if we wanted a cheap pet, we would have gotten a goldfish. Maybe a gerbil. But you can’t do this with a goldfish.