Relieved. That's how I'm feeling. Relieved that the long week is finally over and that a little excursion with Sunny is over too. I realized about a week ago that Sunny's rabies vaccine was nearly expired. Given Sunny's history, it's best to make sure that he's kept up to date on everything. My regular vet is about an hours drive each way. So with spare time at a premium and knowing Sunny would be stressed out by the car ride and being at the vet, I opted to take him to a practice that's closer to home. The vet-hospital is a large multi-doctor, 24 hour-a-day practice. Because of my involvement with the rescue, I've taken dogs there over the years and am familiar with a few of the vets that work there.
There is only one vet that I prefer not to see for reasons ranging from his indifference, to what a co-worker and I think is just his total incompetence. What were the odds that he would be the one Sunny would be seeing? Better than I thought they would be. Of course "he" didn't remember me. I explained to him Sunny's history and asked him to please take it slowly with him because it was easy to see that he was visibly nervous. I suggested a muzzle to do the exam and to keep everyone safe. He rolled his eyes, explained to me that he was experienced with nervous dogs like Sunny, but they would muzzle him if it made me feel better. Along with his arrogance, I'll admit that I also didn't like the way "he" related to Sunny when he was examining him, calling Sunny names like, baby, boo-boo, sweetheart, honey and precious. (blech!) But the exam and vaccine were given without any problem and I was relieved when it was all over. I then offered to remove Sunny's muzzle, but "he" did it instead and when it was taken off, Sunny whipped his head around and snapped at him, and headed for the door. "He" didn't say a word, and when I was paying the bill, I had to grin when I saw on Sunny's chart a bright yellow "caution" sticker. I do love a good "I told you so" and my good boy Sunny too.
Thank-you all for your continued good wishes for Cricket and welcome for Buddy. Buddy has settled in nicely and Cricket is doing wonderfully! Look for an update on them very soon!