Glad to hear that Rocky is doing well
. There's nothing worse than presurgical jitters.
As for timing on the anal gland thing--we've noticed in our dogs that as they age, the anal glands seem to become more problematic. Maybe because there's less physical activity? Unless they become impacted or infected, it shouldn't become too big a deal--they'll just need expressing a little more often
Good luck on making him forget about his Kong.
We have a Kong queen here, and she actually mopes
if she doesn't get to visit her Kongs at least once a day!