Not so long ago, in a galaxy we might call Sacramento, a young girl found a lost dog. In this interview, a Spay Day 2018 client manages to find the humor in some of the hurdles that come with unexpected pet ownership.
My name is Nicole Williams, and this right here is little Wicket–Wicket W. Warrick [smiles].
I found her. I took her to the vet to see if she was microchipped; she didn’t have a collar: so I ended up keeping her and getting all the her stuff done because I didn’t expect to have a dog.
The reason I’m participating in Spay Day is because I don’t want her bleeding everywhere [laughs], and I don’t plan on having puppies with her, and getting her spayed for $20 is amazing. Without the Spay Day program I probably would have had to wait a little bit longer and had to have her in diapers for a few months until I could afford to get her actually spayed, because it’s pretty costly.
Wicket is an interesting dog–she likes to be held like this [cradles dog in arms like a human infant], which is pretty weird, and she doesn’t know how to play with other dogs yet. She still–I think she is not used to them, but she’s very friendly with them. And she loves treats but doesn’t like toys. I’ve tried every single toy–she will not she acknowledge it at all. It’s the weirdest, weirdest thing. I’ve never had a dog not play with toys.