So, I picked up Cocos potential mate from the SPCA today. He had his neuter, and it went well
He was fairly stressed from the car ride. I can only imagine being him. The family agrees to adopt him and then Bam! He gets neutered and put in a carrier and sent home with a stranger.
He seems really fine after the neuter - Eating Great - picked the cilantro first, very unsure about the mint, drinking from a bowl ( I switched him right away from the bottle) - nibbled Hay - I mixed alfalfa and timothy to make sure it smelled tempting. And ate some pellets. I have a container from the shelter and am doing the 4 week switch over to Oxbow.
Coco looked like death warmed over after her spay - and he is so ridiculously FINE.
We housed him in my daughters room - for now. He has been caged today since we got home at 5 pm. There are rugs that lead from Cocos main room ( my bedroom) to the other rooms in the house. She never leaves the rugs as she hates the polished wooden floors. She hopped in and eyeballed him. Chinned the corner of his cage.
He was interested in her - hormones, of course - a little soft honking -but not crazy. They had one sniff session through the bars. She left 5 territory poops and turned and hopped back into her "space" - She hasn't been back. Which I am thinking is Good. No overt aggression. No lunging for one another. I want her to lead the pace. Especially while he is healing and caged.
She has asked for many more rubs and loves tonight, being reassured I assume.
Here are some pictures of the fellow and hopeful love of Coco's life. His paws are ridicuously huge compared to hers!