Vet day for Lexi Lynn
I just got back from the veterinarian with Miss Lexi Lynn who got her annual exam and shots. All I can say is, "Wow, I'm sure glad that is over." Now believe me, I love my Lexi to death, however, she is petrified of everything. Lexi just turned two years old in May so she's still a quite lively pup and weighs 45 pounds. She refuses to go outside during the day usually, especially if she hears the following things;
1. Hammering (as in a new roof being put on by a neighbor)
2. Lawn mower (even if it's way far away)
3. Children laughing (yes even a block over- she has great hearing)
4. The dog next door barking
5. The neighbors next door outside on their porch cooking or something.
6. The slamming of a door-I don't know where- anywhere
7. Firecrackers (well I can give her a little slack for that)
8. A noisy truck or motorcycle going in FRONT of the house, while she is in the backyard.
So getting back to Lexi's vet visit. It took me forever to get her in the car. The ride over was uneventful-thank goodness. I had the car seat covered in towels and paper towels ready for any accidents that she usually has when she goes somewhere.
We got to the vet's office and she wouldn't get out of the car. After getting her leash untangled off my legs, once I got out, she got out. She was gently guided to go through the door of the clinic.
Once in the door, before they could even weigh her she gave them a brown present on their floor. Lovely! Well at least she didn't do it in the car and we needed a stool sample anyway.
Once in the examining room, Lexi wouldn't come out from under the bench. To make a long story short, the techs ended up putting a slip leash on her and a muzzle. But she still fought. Those poor girls!! She needed her nails clipped real bad so they were all over the floor and counter with Lexi. She is one strong dog! After what seemed like forever, they finally got it done and she even got a shot. The doctor, bless her heart, tried to examine her the best she could, in a muzzle, with the tech tedding bear hugging Lexi on the floor. It wasn't easy!
So we are home, Lexi's panting asleep on the floor and I'm worn out. Thank goodness we only have to do this once a year. And thank goodness to the great techs and vets at Northgate Pet Clinic!
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