Now the question I pose to you is; how do you explain to a boy with Asperger's, that his best friend has to get neutered? The simple answer is, you don't. Jacob knew that Chico had to go to the vet today, but he isn't exactly sure why. So we have concerns about the impending possible conversation that we might have when Jacob notices that something is missing. I can imagine the conversation.
Jacob: What happened to Chico?
Dad: He got neutered.
Jacob: What's neutered mean?
Dad: It means that Chico is now unable to have puppies.
Jacob: Why can't Chico have puppies?
Dad: Well, because he doesn't have the necessary parts anymore.
I'm nervous just typing it. Then if Jacob notices that Chico doesn't have his, you know whats, it could throw Jacob into a tail spin. So I'm actually contemplating telling Jacob exactly what's happened. That way, hopefully, there won't be too much stress when Jacob realises what the truth is. Then I'll have to explain that it's normal for dogs to have this done. Ouch.
On the bright side, Chico was in the vet today for 8AM and was scheduled to go home at 4:15PM. Shannie and I were both nervous about how sad or sore Chico would be. But when Shannie went to the vet to pick Chico up, he was jumping and playing already. He even began jumping on our couches upon arrival at home. It's almost as if he didn't care. (or he hasn't realised yet)
Now he's settled a bit. I think the meds have worn off and reality is setting in. But either way, we're just happy to have Chico home safe and sound. Well, pretty sound any way.
|Here's our handsome boy Chico.|