Blanche Update, 9-28-21

Took Blanche to the vet yesterday to have her scanned for a chip but there is no chip. I’m not surprised. Just this noon I delivered her to a new vet in the area who is going to spay her this afternoon – my vet couldn’t do it till November 2! I just couldn’t take the chance of delaying surgery, her coming into heat and me ending up with a litter of puppies!

My IPad is not letting me load pictures today – now what’s with that? I’m sitting in the porch listening to the breeze rustle the dry corn stalks across the road. Connie says she’s cutting down spent flowers in her garden – I should be doing that, too.

Until I can post pictures again I’ll take a break – this is no fun without pictures!

21 thoughts on “Blanche Update, 9-28-21

  1. susie Q

    may be no fun without pictures but so nice to hear someone do the proper thing so there are no more unwanted puppies in this world!!!! Good for you.

  2. Jo in Wyoming

    Pictures are fun, but all messages are ok in my book.
    Did the vet check her for a tattoo?
    My understanding is after spaying they are supposed to tattoo their belly. Loretta didn’t have one and the vet was quite upset when he started a spay procedure and found she was already “fixed”.
    Dixie had one…a green line on her scar.
    Sounds like Blanche has found a mighty good home, and a mighty good home has found a great dog.
    The aspens are quacking, it is pretty. Usually they freeze, turn black and fall off. This year we are enjoying color.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo – no tattoo and no chip. She’s very young and obviously her previous owner did not love her.

  3. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy

    You are so good to take such good care of all pets whether they are yours or not. Buddy is settling in very well except he is very aggressive toward Squeak. He is a lover which is nice since poor Squeak is a biter. We’ve never figured out why! But, she is now living in the finished basement with windows that open (with screens), a couch, loveseat, chair, twin beds, a bathroom, and a king sized bed. She is loving it and is much less interested in biting or scratching. We think she must have been so afraid that any movement on the street or anywhere scared her so she bit or scratched. We visit her many times a day and she is loving it:) All good in the Upstairs, Downstairs pet house:)
    Thanks for the update on Blanche:)

  4. Sandy

    Hi Mary, good luckwith Blanche and her surgery, she has found a good home! Busy helping with 2 truck loads of scrap metal from the basement, no idea what my husband planned to do with it all!l think all his junk should be gone by Christmas, then it’s just building new houses for me a,ND my 2 sons, hope all is well , best wishes from Sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – you’ve had quite a job, haven’t you? I’ll be so happy for you when it’s finished!

  5. Marilyn Rose

    We all love you even without pictures. I know about trouble getting my 8 mo. old pup in to be spayed. Every vet within 20 miles was booked until November and one even into December. I talked to the breeder of our puppy and she pulled strings with her puppy vet to get us in before she went into heat. Thank goodness.
    Anyway, keep smiling. We all are sad when you are sad.

  6. NancyTD

    You are a great pet owner. Blanche is lucky to have you.
    I have been cutting down spent flowers too. With this warm weather they are growing back up. I even have some day Lillie’s growing flowers with no leaves on the plants. Now a Japanese Beetle just crawled out of my hair.
    Enjoy your posts even without pictures. Sw Rochester was without internet service for 6 hours yesterday. Enjoy your day.

  7. Bea knight

    Hi Mary
    Praying for Blanche that surgery goes well. I love that dog. Thankyou so much for taking good care of her!
    Blessings to you
    Bea knight

  8. RITA in Iowa

    We get so used to having instant pictures we forget that text leaves everything to the imagination.

    Your a great caregiver of your animals, bless you.

    Enjoy your day.

  9. Anita Fetzer

    Spent the afternoon cutting back or pulling out the summers flowers. I had the most glorious Zinnias like bushes but 5hey are done. Every color was gorgeous but my favorite is the Red. Bees are so busy, birds,squirrels and chippers gathering to store. Enjoy your crosstalk. Happy Fall to all. BLANCHE will thank
    You for your kindness.

  10. Kathy Hanson

    I hear you about getting Blanche spayed! I thought that I would wait until Penny was 8 months old to have her spayed. The Vet really wanted her to go through her first heat cycle first but I didn’t want to wait that long. Well…she went into heat a week or so before she turned 8 months old so…now she will be spayed October 26th! Oh well, the “best laid plans” they say!! Thankfully, it will only happen once! She is fine, still sassy and will be going to “Manners class” for 5 weeks starting Oct 4th! Cast off my left hand and arm tomorrow, don’t know what happens with that next, and Covid booster shot in the afternoon. Hopefully I will have use of my left hand again and get back to sewing!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy Hanson – just picked up Blanche at vet office – she is young! Has never had a heat cycle!!! Oh my, there’s so much I don’t know about her and will just have to do the best I can

  11. Anna Mundt

    Mary, I just love Blanche! I think it’s great that you’re giving her a good life. I’m sure in no time she’ll feel right at home I would think any animal would love it at your house.
    I started clearing out my garden. I always hate cleaning out the garden and flower beds. Much more fun planting in the spring.

  12. Kathy in western NY

    I am so happy Blanche will be spoiled and loved in her furever home. She is a beauty and we are all attached to her it seems so I appreciate these words even without pictures as it gives me a sense of normalcy that you are still moving around!

  13. Jean

    Hooray for Blanche! She’s HOME now! I had a pet spayed very young and so she had to go on medication as she aged to control her bladder. You will notice her licking herself in that area when the time comes for medication. I too didn’t know about that issue because she was a rescue. I’m just so happy for Blanche and for you!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jean – the same thing happened with our very first dog, Carly – I so hope I haven’t done the wrong thing!

  14. Sharon Lowy

    You did the right thing, Mary. She doesn’t need a litter and neither do you. Spoil her while she recoups. She is lovely.

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