I have booked Benny in to get neutered next Thursday. He will be six months old then and that is the age that they suggest dogs are "done".
As hard as I try I cannot help but project my human feelings about it all on to the whole thing. I feel sorry for him. Getting your nuts cut off is just not a good thing is it? However, for all sorts of rational reasons dogs just have to be done.
Initially I agonised as to whether or not to wait until he was twelve months old. Sometime this is recommended to allow a full cycle of testosterone to go through the dog. That may well be a crock of shit but it is a theory out there.
However, we took him to the dog beach the other day and he just trying to hump every dog he met. A few people asked me if he was "done" yet and then told me that all that would stop when he was.
At work I asked four of the guys if I was doing the right thing. They were sitting around and having an after work drink.
There was a silence and then once said to me "Linda, you are asking four men that question?".
Their responses were predictable and of no help whatsoever.
Irrespective of my feelings about it all Benny will be fixed because it is the responsible thing to do when you are a pet owner.
I just hope he does not bark in a high voice afterwards.