Hello, my name is Ruby, and even though I’m not up for adoption, I get to blog ’cause I’m very pregnant. I was brought here by a nice woman who couldn’t keep me. I’m about 18 months old. On Saturday, I got to hang out behind the front desk of our clinic. I loved getting all of the attention from everyone who came in, and the volunteers, and Joyce and Christine who also take care of me (I like them lots, but only ’cause Pete wasn’t here… I adore Pete).
I love getting special treatment, but the reason I wanted to blog is to tell you humans about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. Check out my pic below, and you’ll see how uncomfortable I look… and I am… very uncomfortable.
But that’s not what I wanna talk about. About this time every year, so I’ve heard, there are lots of unwanted or found litters of puppies humans can’t always keep. Sometimes ’cause somebody didn’t know their 6 month old female puppy could get pregnant, or that they could have had her spayed before then. Sadly, the puppies fill up the shelters quickly. So if you wannna have the experience of raising a puppy, that’s great, but please consider adopting instead of buying or letting your own dog have a litter (trust me, she will thank you for this).
As shelters fill up with puppies who need homes, it makes it harder for us adults to find wonderful forever homes, too. Sometimes we’re overlooked ’cause puppies are so stinkin’ cute. Nothing’s wrong with puppies, they’re loveable, fun and stuff… but there are lots of advantages to adopting an adult dog. Some adults, like me, are probably house-trained, we don’t chew on stuff we’re not supposed to, and we’d love some exercise and play time, and walks, of course, but we don’t need as much as puppies do… they’re exhausting, trust me… this isn’t my first litter. Us adult dogs need love and forever homes, too.
So please, please, spay or neuter your pets! I’m tired, so I’m gonna take a nap now.