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A House Without a Scottie

November 3, 2017 Uncategorized  4 comments

Mr Reigh was born on November 28, 2005, along with two brothers and two sisters, at the vet’s office up the street.  His mother, Belle, was supposed to have puppies Thanksgiving weekend, and she was fat as a tick, content to lie on her back and have her belly rubbed.

On the Monday after, I took her to the vet, who looked at her and felt her belly and said, “Well, we can either do a c-section now, or you can bring her in at midnight and we’ll do an emergency one.”

He was always the most practical of vets.

We did the c-section then, of course, and I was in the operating room when he took his first breath.  We brought them home, then, five healthy puppies, and began a reign of what I can only recall fondly as total bedlam.

Five puppies are a lot...

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