Jamie here, filling in for Ziggy again.
Ziggy went in for his neuter and microchipping this weekend and did well with anesthesia--just a little hoarseness from the breathing tube--so he kind of mewled and squeaked rather than barked and "aroo'ed" for a couple of days. But he was chipper and spunky as ever when I took him home, with a great appetite, as usual.
He escaped the dreaded e-collar because he was so miserable looking in it and he didn't bother the surgical incision site at all. We go back to the dog-tor for a check up this weekend but I think he'll be just fine.
We'll post with pictures soon! Ziggy is growing like a weed and finally can go up the stairs outside of the house (we're still working on going down the stairs with confidence). Love him to pieces. Bark at you later.