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Monday, May 07, 2012
I had originally thought that I would wait until summer to get Ryder neutered. My plan was to take him with me to the Lower 48 for the summer. I didnt really want to wait that long because by June he would be 8 months old, but the cost for vet services here is prohibitive. Getting neutered in North Carolina would be about $40. Here in Bethel, it was $292!!!! The decision was finally made to go ahead and leave Ryder in Bethel with a dog sitter for the summer. This meant that he had to get neutered here after all. So I sucked it up, paid the obnoxious fee, and took Ryder in to the vet last week right around his 7 month old birthday.
Since we were studying the reproductive system in my Medical Terminology class and had just dissected the testis of our cats the week before, I thought I would try to ask the vet if he would let me keep Ryders testicles to show to my MedTerm students. When I went to pick Ryder up, the vet had put his testicles in a little jar with some preservative fluid for me to take home. How cool is that???
I'm a high school science teacher currently living my dream of teaching out in bush Alaska. I'm always up for new adventures and like to travel anywhere and everywhere. This blog is a way to keep in touch with friends and family, journal about life, and share my experiences with the world.