Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rocco & Brownie Meet The New Vet

Today mommy took us to a new vet. She and daddy discussed it, and they agreed that since we moved, our old doctors are just too far away. Mommy was smart and got a recommendation from the people that used to live in our new house. They were a really nice couple with two little girls named Josie & Mona. They’re Pugs.

It was time for a check up and our Bordetella vaccine. Plus, our friend Terry, who cleans the pool, warned mommy that she better get us vaccinated for rattlesnakes. Mommy freaked out…a little at the thought of a rattlesnake close enough to bite one of her babies and a little at the idea of a shot. Mommy isn’t afraid of many things, but she is scared to death of needles!

Anyway, mommy put us in our car seat & off we went for a short drive. When we got out of the car we didn’t know where we were. We definitely didn’t quiver & shiver like we used to do when we’d realize we were at the old vet. Mommy wondered how long that would last.

Once inside we explored around…lots of different scents to sniff out…and one of those big scales to stand on & be still. The ladies there were pretty and nice and all wearing the same blue clothes. Then mommy took is into the examining room & we waited for the doctor. Of course Brownie greeted him when he came in, so she went first. I (Rocco) hid under mommy’s chair & watched. The doctor was a MAN. We were used to women doctors examining us! Though he was a bit peculiar, he did have warm hands and a gentle, happy voice. He told mommy we were good dogs and everything looked great. Mommy was happy. Then she told him that the pugs’ parents had referred us. He let out a little laugh and said ‘those girls are here all the time. They’re always getting into something!’

Then he mentioned something about shots. Mommy said something about Brownie scooting & anal gland expression (Thanks for embarrassing me (Brownie) mom!)…and then she hurried out of the room.

We won’t tell you what happened next, let’s just say we were veryyyyy anxious to get out of there.

When we got back home, mommy was feeling very guilty so she gave us lots of treats!

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