Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Canine Intersex

From the UK Telegraph:
A dog abandoned by its owner after it was born as a hermaphrodite is looking for a home after having a sex change operation.
Now surgeons have transformed the dog by removing her male organs and turning her into a bitch.

Lisa Graham, 35, manager at the home, said: "People would see her and were quite attracted. When we explained the condition she had and that she would have to come back to us for surgery, they were repulsed – it was not the surgical aspect, it was the condition."
Abandoned...Surgery without consent... and people "repulsed" by the condition.

Why, this dog could be human. For that's how Intersexed children that age are treated too.

And on a personal note... our cat, Schroedinger, had been suffering congestive heart failure, possibly due to parasites picked up from a rat he'd caught. The heroic medical measures to reduce the oedema unfortunately resulted in no improvement, so we had him put to sleep before he became too uncomfortable. I miss him terribly, now's about the time he used to jump on my bed and snuggle up next to me, as I was working on my laptop.

I'm not a cat person, I'm a dog person. But for him.. I made an exception. We lost a member of our family today.


Carolyn Ann said...

I'm so sorry to read of your cat, Schroedinger. :-(

Mercedes said...

My condolences. It's heartbreaking to have to say goodbye that way.

Anonymous said...

RadarGrrl said...

It is always sad to lose such a friend. Hugs.

Zimbel said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

My deepest of condolences on the loss of your friend.

Our animals become like children to us. They are family. When a pet dies a household should mourn.

Cynthia Lee

Anonymous said...

yeap ... always sad 2 lose a pet.

its rough for both adults and children

Battybattybats said...

Sorry for your families loss Zoe.