They Didn’t Listen

I tried to tell M that the sprinkler bath (see Cool Hot Summer Fun 3A and B) wasn’t such a good idea. The day after we had living proof. The upper Dogs were so upset that it started raining cats and dogs. At least we were able to get home from the veterinarian’s office without floating away fur-ever.

The vet visit went fine, thanks for asking. We only needed some routine injections; no big deal. Although I did get the new H3N2 Dog Flu vaccine because I’m out and about so much. For more information on the virus, check this NPR link. And if you’re afraid that us animals can make you sick, no worries just look at this NY Times article. They report that animals help improve your immune system. Isn’t that great?!

At home, Ms. Zulu and I watched the rain and thunder for a bit and then decided to just crawl back in bed and sleep for a long, long time.

Some days it’s better to just go back to bed and dream about playing in the field,

Benji

A Visit to the Vet

On Monday I had to accompany Ms. Zulu to the vet. M thought that I could help Ms. Zulu calm her nerves. It’s not that Ms. Zulu doesn’t like the vet, it’s just that it reminds her of the ACL surgery and everything leading up to it around 1.5 years ago. M said that my comfort tricks worked. We were all happy about it. This resulted in lots of treats. Ms. Zulu and I got a pedicure too. I don’t care for it but at least we got more yummy treats so I can’t complain too much.  And I’m happy to report that both Ms. Zulu and I got a clean bill of health from the doc.  This should result in even more treats wouldn’t you think?

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I gave Ms. Zulu the best spot in the house and distracted her while we waited. 

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Something on the floor needed my full attention. Not sure what it was but it was important. 

Afterward, we had to get bathed. I had to anyways since I have an MI-6 Tuesday morning, but Ms. Zulu normally wouldn’t have. It’s just that one of the other doggies who was waiting for the vet in the waiting room had a little accident. It was a 50-50 chance that Ms. Zulu and I had been in the dirty zone. Hence the two baths before we were cleared for reentry into our home’s atmosphere.

Taking a bath equals lots of wet towels to wash. I use a small and big towel while Ms. Zulu uses two big ones because of her long hair. Our bed linen and my Dogtor uniform were cleaned too so we ended up washing two washing machines full of laundry.

I always supervise the laundry event. Ms. Zulu helps occasionally. My stuffed animals get sometimes thrown into the mix and they even may get lost. I make sure that doesn’t happen. If I see them in the laundry basket I rescue them before they get all wet. I don’t like to get wet so I don’t see the point of getting my stuffed friends wet. It’s that simple. If I can’t get to my friends before they end up in the washing machine, I give them lots of TCL once they come out of the dryer.

Be good and stay dry the remainder of the week,

Benji

GEEEE-HAWW

Wow, that was close. I went to the vet today with my big sister. Before we even got started, we were weighed. I certainly didn’t see that one coming. If I would have, I would have skipped today’s breakfast. But luckily all went well, even without taking any precautions. Doc said that both Ms. Zulu and I are at a good weight and have a strong heart. Doc even gave me kudos (also real ones!) for keeping Ms. Zulu sharp and fit. This means that we a) do not need to go on a diet anytime soon; yeah, bring on those extra treats! And b) that we can keep chasing each other. So that’s what we did once we got home. 

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Hey, wait!

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Where’re you going?

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Can you catch me?

Happy running, and if you do have to run in circles with the holidays coming up and all, make them big so you won’t get dizzy.

Puppy kisses, Benji