Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tucker's big day

He had no idea what was happening today....


This is the day that Tucker is getting neutered.  We had hoped we could wait till he was at least 7 months but in recent weeks there has been some raised lips with him towards Stewie.  Mostly over food but sometimes when in play together.  The play is when the red flag went up and signaled that we needed to nip this quick.  It was one thing when Stewie was raising the lip to Tucker but to see Tucker go back at Stewie was not too pretty.  Certainly it was Tucker trying to show he too was "the man".  They never got into it with each other but day by day the potential was there.


Sweet Mr. Tucker was clearly confused with no breakfast this morning.  He came bounding out with Stewie to the kitchen doing his little dance and trying to tell me to hurry up that he was hungry.  What do I do but only let them outside and bring them back to the bedroom.  Stewie wasn't any to pleased either but he has more patience.  They both went to playing and jumping around the bedroom hoping to annoy us I guess and get them some breakfast to quiet them down.  The kitties weren't to pleased as all the rambunctious behavior was disturbing their beauty sleep.  


I hopped into the shower where Tucker was licking at the water that accumulated on the edge at the sliding doors.  He was allowed water for one more hour and he would drink this but not out of the water bowl in the kitchen.  The kitchen meant only one thing this morning....food!  He continued to follow me around closely, making sure he wasn't going to miss out on his breakfast.  


Once at the office for check-in I asked if we could weigh him and see what he was at now.  He weighed 19 pounds and 2 ounces which really surprised me!   The last weigh in he was 15 pounds 9 ounces on January 19, four weeks ago which is almost a pound a week.  I keep wondering how long he will keep growing in height and weight.  At this point he weighs as much as Jesse did when he was full grown but he seems taller.


Stewie was thrilled when he finally got his breakfast as well as the kitties.  It is very quiet here.....  I haven't had much time for writing as my daughter and her fiance are visiting us before they head back to the East Coast  :(   ,  They have been living in Seattle for the past year and now are headed back to Cape Cod and New Hampshire where his family live.  It's a big year as they get married in October!  

Leela and Luna enjoying a quiet kitty nap....

It's going to be a long day till Tucker comes home....


School has been going really well for Tucker and I.  He doesn't really like the "Downs" and certainly doesn't like to stay in that position so we will be working harder on that once he is feeling up to school practice.  Looking into the next class after this and now I am thinking of changing programs with someone else.  I'm not really 100% happy where we are. 


I miss Tucker.....


I'll let you know how Mr. Tucker is doing and getting back into blogging as well as reading all of your blogs towards the end of the week.  Miss you all!

13 comments:

Nola said...

Hope all goes well
Dachshund Nola

yuki and rocket said...

He'll be fine! We got Rocket neutered at 4 1/2 months, I wanted to do it earlier because I wanted to do before the leg raising and territory marking would start. He's about 9 months now and he still pees like a girl dog and doesn't mark his territory. Yuki we waited the standard 6 months, since she's a girl. I love the picture of the kitties!!

Finn said...

Hope Tucker is feeling better real soon. It is quite a chock to the system - he knew something was up when breakfast was delayed! :)

Sara said...

Tucker will be just fine! Hope he doesn't have to wear the dreaded cone.

Sara said...

DId you put "please prove you're not a robot" above your word verification?

Too funny!

tubby3pug said...

Aaaw poor Tucker. You will feel like new very soon

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi All, we got Rory desexed about 4 1/2 months and Stella was about 6 1/2 months so they could go together. All our danes have been desexed before they raise their leg to wee and they have all just squatted ever since. No marking when we go walking either. Hope all goes well for Tucker.

Check out a few Obedience Schools if you aren't quite happy with the one you are with. You could always go along for a visit just to watch and get a feel for them.

Ours is quite relaxed with no pressure to 'achieve'. We just go at our pace and they are always full of encouragement. Tucker sounds like Stella in that I think they (i.e. Stella and Tucker) are smallish, very active and need a little more stimulation.

Sounds like you are doing a great job to me. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Two French Bulldogs said...

all our feets are closed
Benny & Lily

Meeka said...

Tucker will be fine. He might just be a little spaced out from the drugs but by tomorrow morning he'll be running and jumping.

Ellen said...

I'm sure Tucker will be fine too. I think you are right, it should take care of the problem he was having with Stewey. Looking forward to seeing pix of him when he gets home. I love Stewie all wrapped up in the blanket. Just so darn cute. I'm so happy that I can comment on your blog now.

Priscilla said...

Poor little boy! Mr. Tucker will be fine! I'm sure he will be as happy as he is the next day.

Bassetmomma said...

Poor Tucker! Good luck!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Hope you get well soon Tucker! Oh the cone of shame -- hope you don't have to wear one of them.