Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sawing logs

Yesterday was a big day for the chihuahua. We woke up early and went for a ride. She thought she was so special since her sisters didn't get to go with us. You could tell by the way she was sitting in the seat with her head held high. She's sort of selfish like that.

Then reality set in once we pulled in to the parking lot and got out of the car.

I opened up the door to the building, and she realized the true nature of our ride once the smell of antiseptic hit her in the face.

Unlike previous times, she did not try to run away. I picked her up and we signed in. She started shivering violently.

The assistant came out to get her while I signed all of the paperwork and releases.

On the list of grievances against the chihuahua were: a dental, a lump removal, anal gland draining and a pedicure.

We figured since she hates getting her nails clipped, it would be easy to do while she was under anesthetic. And the anal glands...that's just something I can't bring myself to do. It's worth the $10 or $20 to let the professionals handle it.

Around noon the vet's office called to say she was doing well and waking up nicely from the anesthesia. Around 4 pm I went to pick her up. On the drive home, she was still pretty doped up. She was falling asleep while sitting up. Then she'd fall over. This happened several times until she realized it would be easier to stop fighting it and lay down.

For the rest of the night, she slept. And snored. She's normally a snorer anyway, and rivals a grown man snoring.

I was able to catch it on video, though you have to turn it up to hear it. You can tell how doped up she is by the way her eyes don't fully close.

video

This morning she is almost back to her normal self. Though I can tell she is angry with me, because she refuses to give me kisses. I'm sure the next time we go for a ride, she'll be a little suspicious. :)

17 comments:

Lucky in Love said...

Poor puppy! I'm glad everything went well.

My dog always hated to have her nails clipped too. She got really mean when you tried to do it.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh that video is so funny with the snores! Glad all is well and hope you're back in her good graces soon!

Kaitlyn said...

Ha! What a sweet girl-- my dogs hate the vet as well :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Awwww...what a day she had!! I'd be nervous too to go for a car ride with you. :) Just kidding.

Nancy Bane said...

Poor puppy! It's too bad they don't understand that we do this for them so that they can live long and healthy lives! And the anal glands? I can do it, but also prefer to pay someone!!!

MeganSloan said...

Poor pup! My dogs are the same way when you separate them. They think they are so special. And I agree with the cost of having someone take care of the gland issue. My old terrier had the same problem and I would never touch it. My mom, luckily, would or else I'd take her somewhere. I spend my money for someone else to cut my dogs' nails. I don't know how they do it so quickly with no problems but it's worth the $10!

Ally0005 said...

Poor thing. At least he had a good day of rest.

Kenlie said...

Oh my gosh...that is such a cute story...and a cute dog!

I have a cocker spaniel who loves to sleep too, and once in a while, I hear her snore...It's priceless.

Sandy Toes said...

What a smart puppy..she wouldn't kiss you????wow!
sandy toe

Carrie said...

Awe Dixie is the same way with me but in the end she gives end b/c she wants to be warm.

Sadie and Dixie snore so loud!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

What a cute puppy! I can't blame her for disliking the vet~ I feel just the same about the doctor! Hopefully she's feeling a lot better! Thankfully they always eventually forgive and forget going to the vet. (Until the next time you walk into the clinic!) :)

Shannon said...

Poor little baby! Glad she is perking up!

Candy Allen said...

Oh, poor thing. Love the little snores.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Sweet baby pup! What an adorable pic of her sleeping. I hope she's up and around again. : )

Tanya said...

He he, that was so cute! I always feel guilt after taking the animals to the vet. It's hard because they look at you like "Why did you do this to me?"

Juice said...

My girl snores too! And I'm totally with you on the anal glad thing - yech.

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Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Drugged up doggie, how cute! My dog is too stupid to dread the vet...not sure if that's a good or bad thing though! :)
Carrie