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.
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. :)