Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blame It On the Dog

Cutting the cheese. Breaking wind. Blow a gasket. Let a butt burp. Cookin' some eggs. Crop dusting. Splitting the seam. Blowing a trouser trumpet. Tooting your own horn.

You know what I'm talking about.

Everyone has done it and if you have a dog, you probably blamed it on him or her if he or she was in the room.

Today, we went to Dr. Hottie today for annual check ups and any required vaccinations. This year we started a limited vaccination schedule as my research found that it isn't necessary to vaccinate your dogs every year as long as the titer levels are kept at a normal level. After discussing this with my vet, he agreed that we could go the "alternative" route with everything except Lepto and Rabies (for this year) as he has seen many cases of both in our area within the last three months and he would prefer to do these two and titer test for the rest. I agreed.

Seka went first. She stood up on the examination table like a champ, even though her leg shook the whole time. Dr. Westmoreland took a look at her corn foot and peeled off the hard scab that had formed over the surgical area. The area under it is soft and still tender, but the good news is we don't think the corn is growing back! Seka had blood taken for her snap test and her shot like a champ. No big whoop.

Roxy was up next. Now my vet picks up my girls one might pick up a goat - one arm under the belly and one arm around the chest. It makes it easier to get all four of those long legs on the exam table. As soon as Dr. Westmoreland picked up Roxy, she let one rip that was so loud that Seka hid her head in the corner behind me in embarrassment. The vet tech actually thought the vet had "let one go". The vet thought the vet tech had "dropped a bomb." And Roxy just hung her head in shame as she stood up on the exam table as the whole room exploded in laughter. Roxy isn't the silent but deadly type.

It was one time that the dog tried to blame it on the human, but unfortunately for my tiny girl, it didn't work.

17 comments:

Scott said...

Hahahah! That is hilarious!

Necessary said...

OMG- that's great! we're going for our first vet trip tonight!!

christie said...

Confession time - that one she probably learned from her foster brother Gemini. He is known to toot when he is nervous. Sorry!

ihatetoast said...

in australia, they say "let Fluffy off the chain." i like that one.

that was hilarious. poor roxy. her name says sassy and fine, but to drop a bomb in front of a cute vet... that's just not ladylike. whoo hoo!

am i the only one who thought she was going to read that you did it?

gyeong said...

As my Stella is quite the 'tooter' and is nervous at the vet's, I'm surprised she doesn't start crop dusting in the lobby. And she's the silent but deadly type.

Don't greyhound toots have quite a distinctive non-human smell? :)

BrittBeah said...

LOL!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Oh my!

Good girl for doing you vaccination research!

And I love the new header. I know you have had it awhile, but I like the look.

Jen

thebellagreyhound said...

That is a classic!! I laughed out loud!

Patti said...

Poor Roxy, I'm sure she was blushing with embarrassment!

Zan said...

LOL!! What a great story!!

pattysea said...

She is truly her father's daughter!

Terri said...

oh dear. Just look at that sweet face saying, "mommy, how COULD you tell everyone?!". Bwa ha ha! Our girl Sabrina does stuff like that all the time (as well as getting up in your face and burping - so refined).

Jeanna said...

I was laughing so hard that Roz and Jessie had to come see what I was doing. Great story!

KF-in-Georgia said...

That's hysterical!

I wish Sam could be silent-but-deadly. He's an exuberant tooter: butt in the air, tail wagging...

Pam said...

I love the story, it made me snort my coffee all over the desk.
Poor baby

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

Poor Roxy! and she's already so shy, not a good blow for her ego!

too funny though.

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

And they say a dog can't bark from both ends...