Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kota Is Officially Fitting Right In.............


A crazy , happy roll!

Rushing at me playing!

The after effects of the happy roll! Usually the roll begins the rampant run around the yard!

Playing well with the others...........

Getting to know the horses and learning a healthy respect as they move him out of their area. Oops! Better skedaddle!

Another crazy run around the yard. He has officially become one of the spoiled children as the three of them bide for our attention. They all know what to do if they want a treat from the treat box, which is to annoy us with kisses, barks and standing upon us while we reside in the couch until we give in. Everything has to be dished out evenly or they know. He tries to herd Spot when Spot is playing with the soccer ball. He will play chase with Mina until his weight takes over and bowls her over, which is rather entertaining. He knows if he is first on the love seat in between us, he wins, LOL! He will come up on the bed for a spoon when the mood so suits him. He lets me squeeze his Vitamin E on his nose and it's looking better already. He has certainly fit in and become one of the dog children. Needless to say, he has found his place here and all are getting along. Next week, I will take him to the groomer for a summer bath and nail trim. We are still trying to decide what to do about neutering him. As I said before, his prostate is asymmetrical and slightly enlarged, however NOT painful at all. I don't know. Will it change things to neuter him or simply stop the progression of enlargement or possible other complications? Is it worth it for him? This is a tough decision. As it stands, I and Steve do not mind that he's not neutered. Just concerned about his future health and whether it's worth it to put him through it. Any advice on this matter would greatly be appreciated. All of our other dogs were spayed or neutered as pups.

7 comments:

Paint Girl said...

Looks like Kota is fitting in very well and looks extremely happy!!! So glad you could give him such a wonderful home!!

Cheyenne said...

Good to see Kota settling in well, always good to see a happy dog!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I don't know. I'd check with the vet on those questions. We have a female dog who we had planned to breed, but because we didn't breed her right away she developed a deadly condition (I don't recall the name of it) and had to have a hysterectomy. I've actually had more problems leaving animals in their natural state than spading/neutering them.

Jean said...

Your vet would be best to go to for advice on neutering your boy.

He certainly does look happy! ;-)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Kota is adorable. I'm glad to see he's fitting in. My Aussie's are friendly like that too and right in your face or under your feet ALL the time.

I don't know about the neutering, mine have always been spay/neutered as pups. Ask the vet what they recommend I guess. Good luck.

Terri said...

Talk to your vet. Maybe I have been lucky but I have never heard of this in dogs. Seems as if so much can go wrong with our animals these days. Makes me wonder. Good luck and let us all know what vet says.

Jessie Allen said...

I would leave him. I hate putting any animal under anaesthesia. I am too afraid of them not coming out. Look at the males of all species, are they perfectly matched? Look at most women, aren't they a little lopsided on the top?