Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy Visits the Vet

 

“So Boss. What are we doing up at 5:00?”

“I’m surprised you know the time.”

“Twelve hours since dinner. It’s not tough. What are we doing?”

“We need to drive two and a half hours to the vet. Let’s go.”

Lucy goes to the vet

“Why can’t we go to the one near here?”

“Because you need your teeth cleaned and our Vet in San Antonio is the best.”

“I like the car, but that’s a long way.”

“Lay down, and we’ll be there before you know it.”

Lucy goes to the vet

“Thanks for bringing my blanket, Boss.”

“You’re welcome. Β Now take a snooze. I’ll wake you later.”

Lucy goes to the Vet

“What’s up Boss?”

“A little traffic, Lucy.”

“What is traffic?”

“We are getting close to San Antonio, and people are going to work.”

Lucy goes to the Vet

“Wow, it’s raining too. Look at those cars. Why aren’t we moving?”

“It could be an accident. At the least, the rain is slowing people down.”

Lucy goes to the Vet

“Shouldn’t you stop and wipe off the glass, Boss?”

“We have wipers for that Lucy. Look.”

“Ah yes. They move fast don’t they?”

Lucy goes to the Vet

“This is exciting, Boss. I’ve never seen so many humans.”

“Well, you did when you were young. You were born here in San Antonio.”

“I was? I don’t remember.”

“I’m glad you don’t, Lucy.”

Lucy goes to the vet

“What is that noise, Boss?”

“There are other pups in the vet’s office.”

“I think My favorite doctor is out there.”

“Yes, he is.”

Lucy goes to the vet

“I think I will jump up on him.”

“I’m not sure he will like that.”

“How will he know I’m glad to see him?”

“You could give him a shimmy.”

“I’m happy to report that the visit was very successful. Lucy has all her shots, a complete physical, and her teeth cleaned. She did need three teeth pulled because she doesn’t brush as often as she should.”

“I right here. You know that don’t you Boss?”

“Yes I know it Lucy and I’m so glad you are. It was a full day and now it is time to relax.”

“Night Boss.”

“Night Lucy. Sleep well.”

“I think the dope will make that happen Boss. Thanks for that too.”

 

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  1. Sounds like she had a big adventure. Agree with her about the long drive. That’s a doozy.

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    1. I know. But living on an island gives one little choice.

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  2. such a warm conversation :)) hug for Lucy!! :))

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    1. Thank you, Ray. She appreciates it. πŸ™‚

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  3. That’s a long way to go for the vet. I’m so glad ours is only about twenty minutes away. It’s always a worry when dogs reach the age where dental work becomes necessary – Trevor is close to there now (and he’s showing signs of arthritis). I hope Lucy came out of the anaesthetic okay and is back to her old self.

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    1. It does take time. She is still a little confused today but getting better.

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      1. She should be okay by day’s end, John. Give her a {insert whatever you use as a reward} for me.

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      2. Yeah, I hope so. This is the longest recovery yet.

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Ahh, the comfort of home. Such a sweet conversation between you two; sometimes a glance says it all. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Gwen. It was a rough trip but Lucy is feeling better today.

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  5. She’s precious. I love her expression looking at the wipers. Hope she’s feeling perky again.

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    1. It will take time. Thanks, Staci.

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  6. You have to trust your vet. I used to have one that did it all. The time I walked in on him doing teeth braces on a mastiff had me in stitches though. Glad Lucy came through it all A-OK.

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    1. Thanks, GP. πŸ˜€

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  7. Looks like I’m not the only one with dental issues. I loved this, John! You’re a great dog daddy!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Obviously I love my fur kids.

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      1. That’s very obvious, John. πŸ™‚

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  8. I love her expression in the car, John. She’s such a sweetie. I’m glad she came through all of that in good order. Your a good human, John – I think you should get a treat. Biscuit? Bourbon? It’s your choice.

    I’ll be visiting the city of Lucy’s birth, in the spring. Tell her it feels a little more special now.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’ll take a bourbon, thank you. πŸ™‚

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  9. Lucy’s big adventure in the city. Glad things went well.

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    1. Thanks Teri. Still recovering but doing well.

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  10. Great story, John. Gotta figure out this “Press This” button. Why do they have to complicate things???

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    1. Not sure either. I have no idea how that thing works or where it goes. πŸ™‚

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      1. As soon as I saw that, I checked my own posts and saw that the “Reblog” button is gone from them too. I clicked on “Press This” and couldn’t figure out what I had to do – the Title area was blank. Have to visit WordPress.com and find out. Sigh…

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  11. Applesauce… what a drive. Poor Lucy. She copes with the dentist much better than I do. o_O Hugs.

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    1. Me too. Of course I’m not unconscious during the procedures although I would like to be. Hugs, Teagan

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  12. Priceless, John. Priceless. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. πŸ˜€

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  14. Glad you made it back safely from SA!

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    1. Yes. It is a nightmare when we islanders have to go over the bridge.

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  15. Been putting off a tooth-cleaning for Dallas as Shelties don’t usually handle that well. Glad Lucy’s checkup was a breeze and that you had a safe journey. Good that she’s such a compliant passenger — guess the dope on the return jaunt didn’t hurt!

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    1. She is still a little woozy today , but that is normal.

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  16. Wonderful post, and she got to have an adventure with Dad all to herself. My old English setter had bad teeth and lost quite a few in her lifetime. Some are just more prone to it.

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    1. I agree. Bailey has the mouth of a bear trap.

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      1. Mine are too young to know whether they will have teeth issues. Hope not.

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      2. If you can start brushing it is a good thing. I’m sure bull dogs are like Boxers. Anything in the mouth is meant to be broken in two.

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      3. That’s what happens. The little finger brush leads to a crunched finger. The other kind of toothbrush works.

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  17. Aww, she looks all tuckered out. She had a long day with lots of excitement. I bet she slept really good, sweet girl.

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    1. She slept like a rock. Poor thing was staggering out of the vet’s office and then slept most of the way home. She is eating and drinking which is a good sign.

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      1. I’m so glad she is on the mend!

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      2. Much better today. Thank you, Mae.

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  18. Aww! Good to know you had an interesting trip, Lucy and that you’re all spruced up and smelling fresh again… πŸ˜€

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    1. She does smell great. πŸ˜€

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  19. Awww! Poor Lucy having three teeth pulled, John. You need to clean them for her. Then you can write a post about 10 things not to do when you clean your pets teeth (hahaha).

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    1. Yes. Cleaning Lucy’s teeth is like wrestling a crocodile. We try.

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      1. Also, she is like people in that some have more teeth challenges than others. πŸ˜€

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  20. Glad it all worked out for Lucy, John. My dogs get teeth cleaning every year. You don’t know what teeth are loose or infected until then. Also the blood work needed is important as dogs get older. Yep, they are like children! 🐢 Christine

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    1. So true, Christine. Thank you.

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  21. The dreaded teeth cleaning appointment. Glad it all worked out, but too bad about the three teeth. We have a kitty with almost no teeth now, but she just gets the “special” food now and seems to like it.

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  22. Poor Lucy! What an ordeal. I tend to agree with her about the drive, traffic, and rain. πŸ™‚ Glad she got a good bill of health.

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  23. This is sweet, John. Although having three teeth pulled is never fun, Lucy handles that liek a trooper.

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  24. Aww… that was a very big day for Lucy. Traffic, wipers, people. Good thing you brought along her blanket, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. I did. You are the only one who noticed.

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      1. Really? Guess you know I’m a dog lover. They need their blankies.

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      2. They do. She was on it the whole way home.

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      3. Thanks, GP. πŸ˜€

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  25. Lucy is a real trooper!!

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    1. She is. She is recovering slowly.

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  26. I have a cat who’s affectionately known at the vet’s as “that demon cat.” She should take some lessons from Lucy. A little “special medicine” before she goes keeps her from drawing blood herself — if I can get it in her. As they age, they can react differently to anesthetic, and recover more slowly. I’m glad Lucy’s doing well — and I hope your vet’s on the south side of SA! πŸ™‚

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    1. Unfortunately the vet is in the Deerfield area. Not too far North but North. Thanks, Linda. Lucy is doing better today.

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  27. What a day! I’m glad Lucy came through the dental work alright. I hope today is a better day for her, and she’s not in pain.

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    1. She is back to normal and we are so pleased. Thank you.

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  28. Sweet story, and Lucy is a very patient dog. It’s important to take care of her teeth, no matter how far you have to go.

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    1. We certainly agree. Thanks, Noelle.

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  29. I’m glad Lucy did well at the vets with her dental work. I sounds like she had a busy day.

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    1. Yes she di. It took until today for her to be back 100%. Thanks, Michelle.

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  30. Sweet Lucy had a big day. Hope the adventure was fun. Seems someone needs a more interesting toothbrush…

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    1. I think so too. She hates it.

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  31. Cheers to Lucy’s health. I wonder what Bailey’s day was like?

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    1. Oh a little of the usual, Eat, drink, nap. Thanks, Frank.

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  32. Well, such a popular post. Always the same with an animal involved. Such love shared between you both. Lets all love our animals as you love Lucy.

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    1. I would wish all humans could benefit from the love of an animal. Unfortunately some are not worthy. (humans are not worthy I mean)

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