5/17/13 Lawn Mowers and Pet Sitters

I had a great day today!  Dad had another meeting this morning, and I was a “good girl” when Mom took Jamie to school.  I got lots of attention, petting, and treats for not misbehaving in the house.  Happy time!  Then I met Lawn Mower.  Mom took him out of the garage.  Lawn Mower is low and growly, but he’s not growly all of a sudden like Printer, so he was actually OK. And, he ate the grass and the tops off the dandelions, which made it easier for me to run around in the backyard.  Mom kept an eye on me and I kept an eye on her and Lawn Mower.  The yard is very, very big so we spent a lot of time out there today.

Later, after Lawn Mower went back in the garage, and Jamie came home from school, a very nice lady who smelled really good named, “Laurel” came over.  Laurel is my new Pet Sitter.  Laurel knows a lot about dogs and has a few at home.  Mom was really happy and relieved to talk to her.  Laurel is lots of fun and she threw the tennis ball to me in the backyard til I was tired.  Laurel says I need lots of exercise to help me “transition” – whatever that means.  But I think it means help me not be so nervous.  I liked Laurel right away and let her scratch my tummy right off the bat.

We had to go to the Vet to get my ears cleaned, too, because Mom says I am shaking my head too hard.  Dad showed me how to get into the car the easy way instead of having to be picked up.  But the way to the Vet seemed very familiar, and when we got out of the car we were at the Shelter!!!  I put my tail between my legs and my heart sank.  They were giving me back!  I knew it!  I felt sick.  But, Mom and Dad had me by the leash and we went in through the side door and there was a doctor’s office there.  After a really long wait, and lots of other dogs and cats making a LOT of noise, I was seen and told I have an ear infection.  After another long wait, Mom got some medicine and then we were going home, sweet home.  They weren’t giving me back!  I could have cried!

Later, I heard Mom tell Dad that they were going to start using the Vet by our house and not the Vet at the Shelter because it is too far away and the wait is too long.  So I never have to go back there again. 

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