The patient, looking a little sad, but feeling better this morning.Most of this post will be from Mom today, a bit of a feeling guilty ramble. Daisy is five, and was never spayed because we thought about breeding her. She is a very well bred dog, and so pretty, we thought it might be nice to have a litter or two of puppies. Then the economy tanked, and after meeting so many people with blogs who worked in rescue, I decided that I could not in good conscience bring any more puppies into the world. But life happened, and I hadn't gotten to getting her spayed, but now as she was five, I was thinking I really needed to do it. I knew there was a danger of Pyometra (info here)but I thought is was more for older dogs. Recently Daisy hasn't been quite herself, but it was little things and I thought maybe she was finally settling down a little as she was getting older. Nothing I could take to the vet and say she is suffering from _______ Monday her eyes were not right, all squinty. Of course I rushed her to the vet for that. Some detective work by our very good vet came up the the Pyometra diagnosis. An immediate spay was called for, but being a true Golden, Daisy had eaten her breakfast, even though she didn't feel great, so it had to wait until yesterday, but it was an emergency because she could get septic at any point. Luckily, she came through the surgery well and is on the mend. I guess the take-away from this for me is even when you think you are a responsible owner, anything can happen, and you really know your dog best, if you think something is not right, trust your instincts. Thank you to everyone for your kind words, I am sure all those good thoughts helped her to come through surgery with no complications. We sure do appreciate all our blog friends.