November 9th 2011 6:43 pm
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~;::::::;()"> Mom keeps looking at me funny because I can barely keep my eyes open. No, it's not really all that late, but if you went through what I did today, you might be the same way...
First of all, she's been giving me not one, but TWO dropperfuls of this really foul-tasting liquid in the morning and night for the past three days. If it weren't for the soft yummy treat she gives me afterwards, I'd be in a REALLY nasty mood! Well, this morning, she fed all three cats in front of me - but she didn't even give me one tiny bite! At least I didn't have to take any of that liquid either, but I was hungry MOM!
I usually don't get to go with Mom in the morning, but today she took me with her on a pretty long drive. It was kind of cold outside, but I was in the nice warm car, in my little hammock car seat in the back. She said we got there around 7:15 - to Animal Trustees of Austin. She parked on the back side of the building, so she didn't notice the line of people waiting OUTSIDE in the cold - she said she had almost put one of my t-shirts on me before we left and was sorry she hadn't - she said my green "BIG DOG in a LITTLE BODY" tshirt would have been the best. She said she figured they'd be open early for sign-in, but she was wrong and I was out there, shivering, even though she was holding me most of the time.
FINALLY, they did let us inside and she filled out some paper while I sniffed and looked around - as far as the leash would let me - and she kept pulling me back toward her. There were a lot of cats in carriers in the room and a beagle and a German shepherd puppy and a yorkie and a silkie terrier. One lady who had her cat with her said she had TWO dogs like me at her home! I wish she had brought them. But then another weenie dog DID come in and he sat down next to me - his name was Lenny and he was pretty cool - not as cute as me though!
Finally someone called my name - "Lucy?" - and we went to another room. They told Mom they needed to weigh me first, so Mom said "Table... Table... Table..." and I stepped onto a silver table. She then said "Wait" but I jumped off really fast becaues it was COLD! The lady helping Mom said I needed to get back on, so Mom repeated "Table" and when I climbed on she said "Stay/Wait" and so I sat obediently. The lady said I was just over 14 pounds which meant I had lost a pound since last time I was there! Yeah!
The lady was smiling at me and kept saying how sweet and cute I was. She asked Mom a few questions then Mom carried me to a cage! It was lined with only two thin pieces of newspaper on hard cold steel - I couldn't believe she didn't even give me a blanket or towel! What was she thinking?! As soon as she took off my leash and harness she tried to close the door, but I wanted to go with her. When she finally got it closed and locked, she turned to walk away, but I lifted up to reach for her and the lady helping said "Awwww... Don't look back! Don't look back!" Of course Mom did and our eyes met and then she turned and walked away... I think I saw a tear...
More dogs and cats came into the room and were put into other cages, then one by one someone took an animal and a nice man in a white coat worked on them. He was really fast and before long they came for me and then all of a sudden I was very very sleepy... and couldn't keep my eyes open. When I woke up later, I was back in the cage with a towel and my teeth felt nnnnnn, so smooth, so polished, so CLEAN!
I waited and waited and FINALLY I saw MOM! I thought she had forgotten me, but she came back and took me home. And now I can hardly stay awake and am ready for an early night. I can do without this kind of excitement! But Mom says my breath smells so good now!
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I had my teeth cleaned a couple of weeks ago so I know exactly what you went through. Glad you're home with nice sweet breath.