Jul. 25th, 2009 01:38 pm
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This is [livejournal.com profile] buhfly. :)

I think I missed my time! :( I was supposed to post at 12:30 and I
got confused and thought it was two hours difference between my time
(Arizona, which doesn't have DST and is always the same time) and EST.
I'm sorry!

Here is a post, anyway.

Today, I took my puppy, Attila, to the vet this morning. He is a
5-month-old chihuahua-toy fox terrier mix that I got from the pound in
May. He weighs 4.8 pounds now! Even though one of my aunts has bred
teacup chihuahuas and toy fox terriers for about half my life, I am
still amazed at how small he is. He's not a teacup, but he's less
than a foot long and he can sit on my shoulder. My cats are bigger
than he is. It's scary sometimes.

My mother is always fretting about him and she asked me to always use
a carrier for him when he goes in the car, just in case I'm in an
accident. The indignity is intolerable for Attila, but I'd rather him
be safe than proud. I do take him out and let him walk into the vet
on the leash, at least. The humiliation of letting other dogs see him
in what amounts to a cat carrier could not be borne.

Today he went for his rabies vax. When I first got him, he was too
young to get it, and when I took him the last time, they gave him
Bordetella and wanted to wait on the rabies. I have a ferret, as
well, and kennel cough has been known to kill them, so I was okay with
that. He's too small for all the vaccinations at once.

I brought him in and he was happy to see the receptionist. He was
happy to see the vet tech. He sat on the table in the room with me
and whined whenever someone went past the door without coming in. He
was SO HAPPY to be there and see people and omg attention

He was less happy when they took his temperature and refused a treat,
but he quickly forgave the tech. Which was fortunate because she had
to take him into the back for his vax, where the vet was.

From inside the room, through two doors, I heard him cry when they
stuck him. :( He was very unhappy. I heard him cry again when the
vax started moving through his bloodstream. I know from experience
that he was probably wild to scratch or bite at the spot.

The very nice tech brought him back in and set him on the table and he
went to me...then climbed up on my shoulder in an attempt to get away
from her. D:

And so ends the slightly sad story of Attila At The Vet. He's home
and pouted out in the living room. It will take a treat for him to
forgive me, but by tonight he will be sleeping with me in a tiny ball
under my covers. Aww, puppies.

The end.

Date: 2009-07-25 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meg-toxicity.livejournal.com
ahw that's so sad :(

I'd try to get away from her too. XD

Date: 2009-07-26 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buhfly.livejournal.com
I know, right!

Date: 2009-07-26 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auraesque.livejournal.com
Atilla is so cute and tiny--not like my monster of a dog who only thinks she is a cute and tiny mountain goat who can climb on people. Unfortunately, she weighs upwards of 80 pounds. I am glad Atilla got back from the vet safely, vaccinated and only slightly disgruntled.

Date: 2009-07-26 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buhfly.livejournal.com
Ahaha! Your dog sounds awesome. I love big dogs that think they're little.

Date: 2009-07-26 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auraesque.livejournal.com
She's actually gotten a little bigger since this photo from Halloween last year. We call her monster puppy. Or Brio, which is her name.


Date: 2009-07-26 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buhfly.livejournal.com
Is she a lab?


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