|And we’re off!|
I like to take my dogs to the vet separately so they can enjoy some one to one time with their crazy dog mom. Today, House had his annual vet appointment. He LOVES car rides. The longer the better. A couple of people (puparazzi) took his picture as he was hanging his head out the window.
House was sick a couple of years ago and had to spend a few days at their office until he felt better. During that time he grew quite fond of the doctors and technicians. So, I never worry about his behavior when I take him in for a routine visit. He’s my little angel.
Today that all changed. Let me explain.
Upon the arrival of each visit your dog steps on the scale. Approximately five minutes later we got an accurate weight. House use to stand still without a problem. Today he chose to play Hokey Pokey with his legs and lick the wall as if it was painted with ice cream. I love him dearly.
I had a few questions for the vet while the technician was getting his shots ready. House was sick due to an intestinal worm he contracted from either a frog or a rabbit. One day I caught him playing with a frog (very bad for dogs if digested). And another day I pulled the back end of a rabbit from his mouth. Yes, that’s gross but it happened. So, my bet is that the rabbit was the culprit. To make a long story short his digestive tract hasn’t been the same since this incident. From time to time he still has episodes where he gets sick and messes up the carpet. My vet suggested that I try giving him a tablespoon of non-flavored yogurt. Never heard of this before but I’ll try it.
In walked the technician with three syringes.
All hell broke loose. We actually had to call the other vet in the room to help hold him down. I couldn’t believe how he was acting. They were even surprised. Of course we all chuckled about it, but seriously? What made my baby go ape shit?
The three vaccines were given and then we had to draw blood for the heart worm test. I made the mistake of standing right in front of him while they stuck him. Great, my face is the only one he could see and he’ll remember that forever! The only thing I could think of was that he’s going to hate me for taking him there.
The visit was over and the only thing we had left to do was dish out an insane amount of cash. What about including the animals in on the health care bill? I felt like I was paying for torture. Then the unthinkable happened.
While I was counting out the $20. bills House decided to lift his leg and piss all over the corner of the desk. I was so embarrassed. My boys have never acted in this way, especially this one. They ran to clean up the mess with a spray bottle and paper towels like it was a normal routine.
The ride home was very quiet. House laid down in the back seat for most of the trip. He was mad at me. I plan to take him for another car ride this week to remind him of how fun they are. No shots included.
|Posing for the cars next to us.|
It was an eventful day, but all in all….
I still love him dearly.
|This is the life!|
Until the next word…