Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday, Puppy Sunday: in which we see the vet on a Saturday...







Miss Praline was generally calm and content on the way to the vet's office, until she took personal umbrage at these two gaily painted horses in front of a business in town. Such a challenge could not go unanswered, and Prailine huffed and growled to beat the band. If only she could have gotten at them, she totally would have kicked some big horsie statue ass.
I had a bit of difficulty finding a vet still open on Saturday. I arrived at 11:30 to one I'd been told about, but they closed at 11:30 rather than 1:00, as I'd thought. meh. To my surprise, I found the vet I'd taken Chuy to after his rattlesnake bite in May was open, so I hied us over there.

We were ushered into an examination room where they left us alone for a bit. The pups stood at the door wondering where the nice lady went.
Then they took Praline to another room for a blood sample and Chuy wondered where big Sissie had gone. Then they brought her back and she stood and wondered where ickle bruvva had gone.
Chuy only needed his rattlesnake vaccine and bordatella, not being due for shots until December, and Miss Praline got the full battery of annual shots. Chuy stood like a man and was fine. I didn't know they had an injectible bordatella shot now - thought they were alwas a nasal thingie? Anyway, since Praline had 4 shots to do, the vet whipped out a can of cheez-whiz and said "since you're such an active thing, I'm going to give you something to do here" and squirted a long squiggle on the table top. A spoonful of cheezwhiz makes the medicine go down.
Whatever works, eh?

9 comments:

Lynx217 said...

genius!!! lol

Miz Minka said...

Cheezwhiz, brilliant! Peanut butter is a great doggie distractor too, but not as easily dispensed. I think you should make this guy your regular vet. :)

Ambulance Driver said...

Heh. My vet used peanut butter.

I had the only dogs I knew of that looked forward to going to the vet.

Anonymous said...

But, but, didn't Praline have the full battery at the annual cop shop canine shootout in May?
Elsewhere PhD.

schnoobie said...

Presto distracto..... chez whizz!
I'll have to try this at home!

Old NFO said...

That's an innovative way to do it :-)

Wai said...

What??? They still make Cheez-whiz??

Anonymous said...

Very cute dogs.

One of mine just had all their annual vaccines. Most of the time, the nasal vaccine for Bordatella is for pups. When they are about a year or so, they give them injections. Except for a time where my dog needed to be hospitalized, they used the nasal vaccine and said that would be the "quickest" way to protect them. I'm sure that will change and they'll do something else.

Jon said...

Why not. It works for me, although the vet gets a little ticked when I ask for jalepenos.;)