December 5th 2009 5:50 pm
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the Family that almost adopted me!!!!! How about THAT for a small world??? They were at the Schererville Indiana PetSmart taking donations for the shelter that Dixie and I came from. (we were there to take me to the VET--more on that in a minute). The Lady was there with a young boy and girl. She told the Mom and the Dad that she had met me at the shelter a couple of weeks before I was adopted. She came back in to put in an application to adopt me, but an application was pending!!! The Mom and the Dad must have just beat her to the punch that day!!
The Dad said later that he didn't know if it would have worked out for me with the other family. The little boy and girl kept trying to pet on me, but I was cringing each time. Instead of me, they adopted a smaller Lab mix that they named Shadow. Shadow seemed to enjoy a lot of attention. I agree with the Dad--Shadow is a better fit for them.
So, about the Vet. My Vet, Dr. Mullings, is one of the best vets in the entire Banfield Pet Hospital chain. They fly her to corporate HQ to consult on things. When Dr. M moved from the Burbank Illinois Banfield to the Schererville Indiana Banfield about half of the practice followed her!!! 30 Mile expressway drive to keep a good vet! And they have so many Illinois people coming to see her in Indiana that they keep the Cook County Illinois rabies tag on hand!
Back to today's vet visit... #1: I do NOT have a lump on my shoulder. The Dad could not find it today to show Dr. M. And when Dr. M gave me three shots in the LEFT SHOULDER today the Mom realized that before the Dad must have felt the swelling from the shots I had 3 weeks ago. Whew! A relief!!! #2: Dr. M thinks my increased water intake could be from the change in food. Another whew!!! #3: And she didn't yell too much about my weight gain (I'm at 55.1 lbs) So, a very good visit at the Vet today.
(psssst... I forgot to mention that Dixie pooped on the rug in the doorway of PetSmart today... BOL)
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Burt.... I think this has to be a ''Flat Coat'' thing.
Lucas gets that lump every year when he has his annual injections. They advise massaging several times a day to ease the lump away. Even so.... it takes about a month for it to go away for Lucas.
He never seems to feel any pain ot tenderness with it