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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Due to Scotty's condition, we decided to go slow with all of his vetting - he needed to gain weight and get vitamins in before the vet felt comfortable scheduling his neuter surgery. Within 2 weeks he was beginning to fill out and be in good enough shape for surgery. He breezed through the surgery with no noticeable effects. The vet tech and staff were glad to have him overnight because he is so cheerful.
Scotty is happiest going for walks and likes the dogs that walk in the neighborhood. They guess he could be 8-10 years old. All his teeth are worn down (vets don't know why) but he eats well. His food always has a good portion of water added since he won't drink water from a bowl. If he is really hot he might drink water, otherwise the moisture comes from his food. If he plays with toys it is something soft, like a sock. But that could be because the other Boston collects all balls possible. Scotty is neither aggressive or passive with other dogs. He can stand ground if a larger dog seems bullish. He doesn't seem to growl or bark.
Since he was intact for many years, he will mark. He wears a belly band to prevent accidents. Two weeks after surgery we can tell the marking is reduced and when the yard is fenced he will be able to make progress on a real house training routine. After his morning walk and breakfast he takes a long morning nap. The hot weather bothers him so that he doesn't want to walk as far around the block. He sleeps all night in his favorite chair, but could be trained again for his crate. He doesn't chew furniture or scratch doors. He loves to cuddle and be held.
Scotty is up-to-date on his vaccines, neutered, testing heartworm negative, and is on monthly heartworm preventative.