Thursday, August 25, 2005
We trundled off to the vets this morning to get the dogs rabies and distemper jabs. It started the way all our trips start. Dh said he'd take the dogs, I'd stay home and watch the kids. Then he asks if one of the kids wants to go with him. Then they both want to go with him. So he's taking 2 dogs, 2 kids to the vet clinic that is right on a major road. He thinks I should be OK with this. Anyway, so we all go to the vets, which is quite nice as they have fish in the waiting room etc, and our dogs weren't looking as scruffy as normal because I'd brushed them last weekend (and the elder one got caught in a rain shower yesterday and looked quite fluffy and fetching).
So... I'm chasing the kids, DH is trying to look in control as he tells our dogs to sit & stay (as if they are reliable or well trained or something), then we get in the exam room and have a half hour exam with the assistant (I'm mentally cringing and counting the money), then we have a similar procedure with the vet herself.
Despite the fact our youngest dog has put on 12 kg since he arrived in Canada last year (and I didn't even notice), both our dogs are sparkling examples of doghood :D We were told so, by the VET!!! Couldn't believe it. Couldn't believe they didn't charge more than they said it would be for the shots.