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Thirteen is the new eight by mrsteabag on 5 June 2009 2:17am
In dog years, anyway. Surrendered to the is-ness of the situation and took Orion to the vet for a nail trim this morning. (He runs off and it takes a plate of cheese and banana to get him out of his hiding place.) Well, the vet tech/nurse came out and Orion flattened himself on the floor. After some coaxing, the tech persuaded him to follow her. She took him back to the treatment room. Five minutes later, he came out as if shot from a cannon and tried to drag us both out. I had to put him in the car and go back inside to settle up. Then he spent the rest of the day running around like a nut case. :)
Re: Thirteen is the new eight by Spursfan on 5 June 2009 7:34am
Awww bless!! Give him a hug from his Auntie Annie!! :)

So far Tosun hasn't needed his claws trimming; visits to the vets have so far been just for his yearly boosters (touch wood). And he loves the vets; he gets all excited and she comes out to the waiting room knowing EXACTLY who is waiting for her!

BUT he hates the injections!! He's ok with the first one until it has gone in (if you are careful not to let him see the needle!) but if he ever needs 2 (which he has done in the past) he wriggles like mad to get away - not good when you are trying to jab him with a syringe!!

But even then he didn't bite or snap, bless him.

Then, 12 months later, he seems to forget all about being made into a canine pincushion and gets all excited (not scared, but excited) again!!

Does Orion like banana then? Tosun doesn't but he DOES love cheese!!

Re: Thirteen is the new eight by peripatetically on 5 June 2009 1:57pm
I hate to brag but Willy loves the vet. he gets his nails trimmed every time he goes and is as good as gold even during needle time. One thing he doesn't enjoy is the scale. He doesn't stand still, so it's usually a guess-timate of his weight.

Orion must've been so happy to get outta there. lol Dogs are the best! His tootsies probably feel so much better to him. he probably realized it somewhere down the road..
Re: Thirteen is the new eight by mrsteabag on 7 June 2009 1:03am
Banana is one of Orion's favorite foods. There's very little he doesn't like, actually. Not very fond of lettuce, likes just about any veggies cooked. Banana and cheese are two of his favorites, though. And peanut butter. :)

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