Wednesday, June 18, 2008

They Grow Up So Fast!

There, there, Theo. Don't be blue. It won't be so bad.

Theo is officially six months old. Can you believe it!? Can you believe we've had Theo in our lives for four months now? It feels like a long time and not a long time all at the same time. It feels like we've had him forever, but that he's growing up too fast. I'm sure other puppy parents can relate.

Well six months is when all the books say your puppy has reached sexual maturity. That's right, it's almost time to do a little snip, snip. My vet says we don't need to do it until he's around 8 months old, but I still think that my puppy has become a dog! Too bad he'll be reduced back to an it in just a couple short months. Mwhaha!

PS: I just talked to my trainer last night and she said her rule of thumb for neutering males is when their balls drop, it's time for them to come off. The question is, how can you tell when they've dropped? He's definitely got little tiny testicles, but I don't think that's their full glory. I asked Husband if he thought Theo's balls had dropped and he said that if I had to ask, then they hadn't dropped yet. I guess we'll have to wait a little longer!

PPS: What the hell kind of a blog am I writing!? I never envisioned talking about testicles and diarrhea when I started this thing, that's for sure.


xtreme said...

Your baby's now an adult! Eight months seems a bit late to neuter. He'll be a full-blown leg lifter by that time and marking behavior will have set in. I generally suggest 5-6 months. It cuts down on the marking. Good luck. Seems like Theo's doing really great!

JuLo said...

I'm going to put this in the post too, but last night my trainer said her rule of thumb is when their balls drop, they're ready to come off. Hehe. So far I don't think they have, but as soon as they do...*snip* they come!

The Senakams said...

OMG, Theo, welcome to adulthood! :D Bryson's had his balls till he was almost 3 (when he retired from showing and we got him from his breeder), and we notice that he's a lot more muscular (broader shoulders, longer body, bigger feet, etc) than other corgis. Don't know if it's a good/ bad thing, but I guess the more testosterone they get through adolescence, the more "developed" they are. Don't know if it makes a difference anyway, but I was pretty intrigued when I finally understood why he's so much bigger than other boy corgis!