yeah, well. i don't feel like dealing with the mess when they are in heat and even though she is never outside off a leash or unattended there are 2 intact pitbulls living next door and the owner isn't the best for watching his dogs.
also, escapes can happen when we have company so i err on the side of caution.
she is much happier now since i put the baby suit on her. i'm not one for dressing my dog but this has kept her from licking the incision.