Saturday, November 05, 2011

Another Fun Trip to ... Hey!

"Let's go for a walk!"

"Hmmm... Tank and Thunder were here..."


"Whazzat?"


"What a nice walk."


"Uh, Mom, I think we took a wrong turn..."

Charlie had been itching and scratching recently, so having made an appointment, I steered our walk over to the V E T.

Charlie is greeted by Jonathan in the waiting room.

Although they're unfailingly nice, Charlie usually freaks out a little at the vet's -- he shakes and shivers and tries to climb into my lap.

Seeing other dogs.

This time Charlie didn't act nervous at all! He watched all the other animals, solicited petting from all the people, and did not refuse to go into "the room". Perhaps I wore him out on the walk over... or maybe he remembers the peanut butter they've fed him the last few times they've clipped his nails?

Meeting little people.


Cat-watching.

In the exam room, Charlie's lack of nervousness continued. As a true measure of his calm... he squinted for Dr. Tokar! Charlie doesn't do that for just anyone -- only for people he's really really happy to see.

Saying "Hi" to Leah


Squinting for Dr. Tokar

Once the exam was complete, it was time for the peanut butter a nail trim. He went in the back without a struggle -- another big first! I snuck back to see how it was going, and everything looked copacetic.

Waiting patiently.


Peanut butter is better when shared with a friend!

Afterwards, the tech that brought him back apologized, saying "I think we got it all wiped off his face, but he may smell a little like peanut butter..." Charlie was ready to leave, but I'm hopeful that he'll be happy to go back again, too!

"Let's go home!"


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p.s. Charlie has seasonal allergies, and they gave him some medication that's made him much more comfortable.

 

12 comments:

Finn said...

What a great trip to the v.e.t. That is a sneaky move taking a walk there!

Miley said...

Charlie, I can't believe you were TRICKED on your walk!!! At least you got some p'butter!

Kari in Vegas said...

What a mean trick!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
dogisgodinreverse.com

Berts Blog said...

So charlie, it was a great walk even if you had to go to the vet. But Peanut Butter, gosh Charlie, I never get peanut butter at the vets.

I got some talking to do, thats for sure.

bert

Curt Rogers said...

What a good dog!

And you score ten points for using the word "copacetic!"

It was a good day all around.

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Peanut butter makes everything worth while!!

AROOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh vet visits. Im not a big fan too. I'll share mine soon. Golden Allergy is a bit complicated ... I have an allergy and currently under control. Eliminating some ingredients on my food n treats helped a lot. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Wrigley said...

Sometimes the vet isn't so bad! I wish mine fed me peanut butter...

Wags N Kisses,
Wrigley

Ruger said...

Well, I fink the good fings like a nice walkies & peannnuuuut butter almost made up for your Momma TRICKING woooo into a trip to the v.e.t. Plus your vet people look pretty cool & friendly.
Hope you stop feeling itchy scratchy real soon too.

Tail wags
Ruger

Pippa said...

I lke my vet - he doesnt give me treats but he doesnt do much either so that is good. I think

Pippa

Sam said...

Sam loves the vet! The only part he can't stand is the thermometer - the kind they stick in his ear. When that comes out he hits the floor!

Sam

CJ/Rick said...

What a sneaky way to the Vet. Good boy Charlie!