You all know that I try really, really hard to be a good boy and make my people happy. They have been very good people and have loved me and taken good care of me - until yesterday.
Yesterday we got up early and Lady took us out and feed us. Then she gave me a pill. I didn't want it, but she made me take it. Then after a few more going outs and her doing something in the garage (Editor's note: Lady was covering the car with covers in case Phod was sick), she took just me out. At first I was very excited to be going, but as we started going I got really sick. I threw up a lot. My no sickness pill did not help. Finally after an hour we arrived at the vet and I was so excited to get out of the car. Lady had towels and garbage bags and other covers so she cleaned up the car and me and then we went in.
|Showing off my bandage from where the|
vampire got me. At least it wasn't pink!
checking it out.
Next it was waiting in the waiting room. I was nervous and sat glued to my Lady. She talked to me and petted me and I shed a lot of hair. Then I got called in to a room. I sniffed around the room but then became glued to my Lady. Finally, Woody came. He didn't make me go on the table or even leave my Lady. He just sat on the floor beside me and gave me pets and checked me out. He said he wouldn't give me treats cause I had been so sick. The exam wasn't too bad, until I heard my Lady and Woody talking about my leg. See, if I run too much, my limp comes back. Woody said I likely have a soft tissue injury and need to rest for another 4-6 weeks. If it is not better at that time, I will need X-rays and will need to sleep through those. That is another month without ball. This is when life got really bad.
|Phody looking sad after his visit|
Suddenly the worst thing happen, Woody took my leash and started taking me out the back door. Lady went out the other door. I was so scared, Woody had to pull me. At the back they took my blood [Editor's Note: Vet and Lady decided he should be tested for heartworm as we don't know his history]. They gave me needles and then they took me back to my Lady.
By now I was just trying to leave. I sniffed and stood up at the door, but Lady said she had to pay.
The vet was so horrible (even though the people are very nice and love me, I don't want to see them there), I forgot I didn't like the car and just jumped in. I was sick on the way home again and so glad to be home. Lady let me run around the front yard before I came in.
Lady says I only have to go to the vet one time a year. I think that is one time too many.
From the Lady:
While Phod was really sick and nervous, he did a great job at the vet. He did stick close to me, but he was quiet and fairly easily redirected. He gave blood like a champ. It is very different taking a nervous Zaphod vs a nervous Hailey to the vet. He is much quieter in his nervousness. He got a clean bill of health and we will watch his leg.
PS: Yes, our well is on a pump so when there is no electricity there is no water. The generator is now sitting in the garage. Just need to connect with the electrician to get it installed.
This is post 998 . . . . .