Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Y'all wish me luck...

This morning at 10:30 will be the first time I've ever taken a dog to the vet by myself. (I'm allergic to cats and dogs...including our own...so Mike has always done it solo or with me in a separate car so I could dash out if I got sick.) Today's Sneeze Fest while trying to hold May Bee (the naughtier of the two dogs!) while she gets two shots should be hysterical...

No, wait. It's a shot and a nasal spray. (Pertussis and bordatella? Bordatella? Am I making up a word there? The appointment card is out in the car so I have no idea. And hold on...pertussis? Am I thinking of BETHANY now? Do dogs even get the "dip-tet" series that gave us so much laughter in Raising Arizona?)

Oh, well. No matter what they do to May Bee (who tinkles copiously when she gets nervous), this will be an exciting morning. I'm skipping 4:30 aerobics because I don't want to ruin my hair & makeup & NICE smell (fresh out of the shower with Beauticontrol perfume on!) before the last Ladies' Bible Class on Daniel at 8:00. Good reason to spend this rainy day curled up with Harry Potter!

Oh, and if last night's YouTube debacle/debate didn't convince you to give up the news during the upcoming election, then at least watch the FUNNY news on YouTubesday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36WgNX_--hI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9KqbT56dQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIr8SUKsn6k

...and Karen’s personal favorite…she and the kids have watched it HUNDREDS of times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ML5ymlCFA


UPDATES: Okay, the spelling is "Bordetella," dogs apparently do NOT get pertussis vaccine because her appointment card said "Leptospirosis," AND they gave her another rabies vaccination while we there, too! She weighs 55.2 pounds and while she did not tinkle, she did wriggle and squirm and put up quite a fight (there was dog hair everywhere, including IN MY MOUTH, by the time they were finished)!


After the weigh-in, the vet and his assistant were surprised to walk in the exam room and see my 55.2 pound dog in my lap like Mrs. Pumphrey's Pekinese Tricki Woo...May Bee was a mite nervous. :-)

2 comments:

Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno said...

OH! I feel your pain. Madison is scared of her own shadow and she HATES going anywhere. I have to get ready for the vet 2 hours in advance because it takes me about an hour to find her after she's hidden from the cat carrier. Then, it takes me another hour to try and get her in the stupid thing. Then, the poor baby gets so scared that her bladder looses control. She is completely petrified at the vet's office. Fur is everywhere, and I don't see her for two days afterwards!

I'm sorry your pup is so scared too. Thankfully you made it home without too many problems. :)

Kirsten said...

Well, I am so glad I don't have to take an animal to the vet! I could tell you stories. Like when Rascal was 1 and had to go in. I held him for the first shot and said that was it, as I knew he was going to bite during the second, which he did, into Dan's hand, who I then had to take to the flight surgeon as he was still on flight status!!! Poor Dan, first the vet took care of him and then the flight surgeon. Then I had to take Rascal to the vet for the flight to the States. That was funny. Rascal bared his teeth at the door, the vet said open his mouth (from a mile away), she checked from there, asked me a few questions, and gave me a health certificate for him. Then finding a vet in the States, we did find one. We took the dog in to the examining room, the vet came in one door and I left through the other, a few minutes later Dan joined me and we both went OUTSIDE!!! Poor dog, after that one he got meds everytime we took him. Now Jaeger, he doesn't make a sound, or I don't know as I only went with him once to find out what to do with a Rotti!
And here I thought you weren't feeling well yesterday...I got about 350 pages read in the dreary weather...