Here we are, after she made her command decision:
Me on the left; Storm on the right
Anywoo... guess where we got to go this week? We both had our 6-month check ups in our Senior Care Program! Storm's appointment was Wednesday (yep, the day of the severe storms - it was a challenging day for her!) and I saw the vet people yesterday!
All-in-all, we both got very good results. There are a few little things, but we're in the "just keep an eye on them" stage. We're both very healthy seniors! (I am probably 9, by the way, and Stormy is probably 12.) The 6-month check up isn't as involved as the yearly one, but they're still pretty long appointments (I think we were each there about 4 hours) and the vets and the students really give us thorough exams!
Stormy is going to tell you more tomorrow about what all the exams entail; she said I could sum up what happens there, if I keep it short. She'll expand on it all tomorrow. Here goes; here's what happened at my appointment!
1. Met lots of people; hugged them, got tummy rubs, convinced them I am the most lovable, cooperative pup in all the world.
2. Laid on the exam room floor and got lots more tummy rubs. Hugged by Beth, our Vet Tech. Sort of heard the bipeds talk about things like blood pressure, tumor mapping, and the condition of my teeth, but it all went in one ear and out the other. Even when there was a cone-shaped thing with a flashlight in it stuck in my ear. Nothing really registered because of the tummy rubs.
3. They all gazed longingly into my eyes, and put special drops in them. A few times. Some strips of paper, too. I didn't really care; Beth was hugging me and everyone was saying how good I am. Woo.
4. Massaged by the student and the vet. A little extra attention to one of my back legs. More tummy rubs.
5. Got lots of cookies toward the end and was told not to pay attention to what anyone was doing at my end. Don't really know what that was all about - Mom offered me cookies, so I stood there quietly, chomping away.
6. More hugs, tummy rubs, told how wonderful I am.
That's about it. A pretty good morning, if you ask me. I was exhausted when we got home, though. All that socializing can wear a guy out!
Stormy will tell you more tomorrow - though I really don't think I left anything out. Oh, wait, Dr. Dixon did tell me she read our blog when we saluted our vets! That's really cool; I think she liked it! She also hugged me a lot and I hugged her and she asked Mom a lot about Stormy's recovery from her big surgery. (Dr. Dixon is the vet who helped Mom catch that bad tumor early so we could have it removed and have a healthy Stormy!!! YEA!!!) I really liked her. And my student Taies. I think I spelled that wrong ... she was really, really nice and smart and I should have paid attention to how to spell her name. I was distracted by the cookies and tummy rubs. Woo. I also got to meet Stormy's student Cory and I liked him a lot, too.
Tune back in tomorrow!