pet ownership is something that brings a joy that i can imagine is only second to having a real human baby. for those of us who birthing any of our own offspring is something far, far down the road a dog is probably the next best thing.
most of you probably know or remember reading about ruca, like her halloween spent dressed as a lobster, or the time i nearly set her on fire, or more recently as she took flight as batdog.
she just turned five on october 23rd (she’s a scorpio like her mom) and i’m in the process of dealing with the first major health problem she’s ever had. MF noticed that she had been licking her doggy vag way more than normal. by “noticed” i mean he often exclaimed loudly “GROSS YOUR DOG IS LICKING HER DISGUSTING VAGINA IN MY EAR! MAKE IT STOPPPPP”
thankfully he did this, or i probably would have never really noticed it was out of the ordinary, as roo is a clean dog, and a little neurotic and would often sit around and lick her paws. over the years i’ve learned to tune it out. i brought it up at a routine check-up and was alarmed to hear of a disease called ‘pyometra’ which is apparently roughly translates to ‘pus filled uterus’. as appetizing as this sounds, it’s deadly when left untreated. a few tests and a few days later, she was in for surgery. i was pretty much a wreck, but am happy to say that she is now back at home and doing well… although more than a little displeased with her new attire.