Because one of Pancho's older brothers had an aggression disorder, his overzealous behavior gave us cause for concern, so we determined it was probably best to neuter him. Ed assumed the procedure was much like that of cattle and pigs, but was told by a veterinarian friend that was definitely NOT the way to do dogs.
Thank goodness there are no pictures to post from the operation.
With Pancho sedated and asleep and our trusty guard, Amos standing by, our veranda became a surgical theater......and as the procedure progressed resembled those you see on television shows like ER or Grey's Anatomy. You would have heard the following conversation.
Me: Looks good..(as I am tying off an artery).....(pause)
Oh, Ed, that's a lot of blood....(pause)
Where's all the blood coming from?......(Ed still hasn't said a word)
This isn't good, Ed.
Ed....something's wrong.....(by now,the blood is squirting out and is now all over me, Amos, and Ed.
Amos: Babu (Ed) this is very bad......(Ed is still silent and working)
Me: (Panicking)...Ed, we need to call someone.
Ed: (Rather brusquely) Debra, this is Tanzania.....there is no one to call. Tie off the vein again.
His bark and growl are still not quite as low as his brother, Hector, though.
This is Pancho today.
Psalm 36:6 (NLT) You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.