When we first come in to the Vet Hospital, the first thing we always do is schmooze with the nice ladies at the front desk. Mom signs some stuff and they get a weight check on me. Yesterday was no different. Here I am on the scale:
The nice student took me in the back right away to run a cystocentesis on me. I came with a very full bladder, so it was nice that they did that first. Unfortunately for them, Amber had warned me about this (just having had one herself), so I decided to hide my bladder. They had to settle for a "free catch" sample, which I was happy to go outside and provide.
The student was really good getting the blood. I didn't feel a thing. Same with the r-e-c-t-a-l exam she did. (I know that freaks some of you pups out; that's why I spelled it!) Both the student and Dr. Dixon were really gentle.
Besides, there was a VERY vocal kitty in the back area. I wanted to go help him. Or perhaps just to stare at him. I only speak a little Cat, but you all know Storms is fairly fluent. The kitty was saying, "Mow! MOW! MrOW! Row." According to Storm, I had it figured out right - he was saying, "Let me OUT of this place NOW! I want to go HOME!" Poor fella; he was just scared. I think we can all relate.
So... where was I? Mom asked if I could have a little snack, since they'd already taken the blood they wanted. Once Dr. Dixon gave that the green light, I had a cookie. Yum! Very nice, since I had to skip lunch. THEN she got more cookies... but broke them up and put them in the water bowl, so I'd have to drink some water to get to them. Oh, like I'm going to fall for that one, Mom!
Bobbing for biscuits
Well, OK. Maybe I did. But like I said, I missed lunch.
They decided to use an ultrasound to help find my bladder and guide their needle. JACKPOT! I just have an itty-bitty bladder.
A lot of the tests had come back by this time - and the big stuff looked pretty good. It'll take the Labs a few days to do some of the other tests. Amber said Labs aren't as fast as Sibes, then she giggled; Storm said they have to grow cultures. Whatever. We were on to my favorite part of the visit - COOKIE TIME!
Beth and Dr. Dixon, rewarding me!I had some special one-on-one time with Dr. Dixon then.
Thanks, Dr. D!
She gave me more cookies and said I was so gentle and so nice not to hold a grudge after all the needles and stuff. Grudge? I'm a Siberian Husky. We don't hold grudges!Here's the last picture for today:
Me and Dr. Dixon
I know you're wondering. Did I give her one gentle smooch on her nose or didn't I? That's between us! Ha roo roo roo!Tune back in tomorrow for Part 2!