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Yes, we are officially calling her Baby. We took her to her first visit to the vet tonight.
It was an unfamiliar place. It was as cold as a human doctors office which made me glad I brought her blanket in to keep her warm. It was a fairly small waiting area. I imagined it would be larger. Human waiting areas are larger and we don’t chase each other (ok maybe the kids do), or try to eat smaller animals. The picture below is the nurses station. So image an L shaped area with some seats and a door to my left.
We have only had her a few days so we had no idea how she would take to other dogs being around. Right before we came in we encountered two other smaller dogs to which she casually strolled on by sniffing the wall which I am pretty sure many dogs have urinated on. She patiently waited in my arms for about 10 minutes looking around at the other dogs and people…….
…… until the dog seated right next to us crept a little too close to us. Oh man she started growling, barking, crying, you name it. She was the loudest pup in the joint. The other dog barked back a couple times but Baby was trying to jump off me and go after him. Uh honey, your an appetizer to that dog please calm down! The one lady at the nurses station commented that everyone always blames the big dogs. Did you miss the part where the big dog kept coming towards us? Yeah she was fine until he started invading her comfort zone. I attempted to calm her down by having her look out the window covering her with the blanket so she couldn’t see enormous doggie. Every now and then she would let out a growl, she knew he was there she isn’t stupid. Everyone else in the room thought it was funny.
The exam room was tiny as could be. I have no idea if they have smaller rooms but if they don’t I feel for people with big dogs or who’s kids wanna watch the vet.
She was weighed on the tiny infant looking scale and came in at a whopping 6 lbs. They also said they think she is 9-12 months (we were told 14 by previous owner). She went over her shots and some testing they wanted to do. She went over prices for the visit and I was semi okay with it. Two of the shots require a return visit in 3 weeks, that will cost more money. Then she went into having her spayed and when I saw that price sheet I almost hit the floor. The previous owner claims she was up to date on shots, but had no proof. Oh yeah, and hubby forgot the bag of poop (I mean turd) in the waiting room. Apparently they like to test poop there. I just hope I grabbed the right animals poop
When/if we take her to get spayed they can also remove two baby teeth that haven’t come out. They may fall out on their own, but if they don’t they recommend having them removed as it can cause tarter build up problems. I will be sure to brush her teeth.
They offered to take her in the back to give her shots and take blood to test for heart worm or give her shots in the exam room. I opted to allow them to take her back and sent her with her blanket. I wish my kids doctors had asked me that question. I hated having to hold my kids down so they didn’t screw it up while they screamed and cried. I felt horrible. I remember the docs saying the kids will understand one day you did it for their own good. Really? Well, right now they are hating me, thanks.
We received a new puppy goody bag with food, flea medicine and heart worm medicine. Of coarse to keep buying it from the vet will cost ya. Sometimes them freebies get ya, they rope you in. Was nice though. I paid the bill, OUCH. When it was all over they brought back my sweet Baby all swaddled up like an infant.
Freaking adorable! She was so content and happy in there…… until she saw that same damn dog again and let out a few groans and growls.
All in all the vet visit went well. They said she looked good and we will get her poop test and blood test results in the next few days.
Nov 1, 2005 – Sept 8, 2010
Death is hard to deal with, even when it’s a pet. Our dog was a member of the family. It feels like I lost one of my children.
I think of the things about her… like how she followed me around everywhere, sat with me, slept with me, etc. Lately she hadn’t done much of that. Did she know? Did she separate herself on purpose to help ease me into her loss?
Angel was a very special companion and family member. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She was too young to go and I was not ready by any means to let her go. Of coarse were never ready to loose someone close to us but the person closest to them suffers the most loss.
I will always remember her greeting me when I came home and how excited she was to see me. When I went away for the weekend she would cry when I returned. She sat in my lap as I watched tv. She slept on my pillow case above my head. In the winter she would lay under the covers behind the back of my knees and sometimes she would lay on her back under the covers with her little head popped out on the pillow as if she were a human. She would lay in the living room window basking in the sun. She loved to curl up in a ball and lay on her belly to have it rubbed. I will always remember asking her to give me kisses and she licked my chin. If I asked where my baby was, she would come running.
I am happy she was able to share our vacation this year and spend that time with us. She really didn’t have a favorite blanket or pillow she loved people and sometimes I swear she thought she was one of us.
Angel you were loved by many and will always be remembered.