Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Trouble on Tuesday - Annual Check Up

 Phod is in blue.  Lee is in pink. The editor is black.


My people took us on the stupidest adventure. They tried to make it all exciting, but it was not fun like the trip to Grammie's the day before.

It was terrible. I threw up all over the car. 

At least this time you didn't throw up in me.

We broke sooooo many rules when we got there. First, the Man took us out of the car early (this was to empty everyone before we went in and to clean the car). Then the clinic let both the humans in when the rule says one.

Next I had to stand on the scary thing that says I weigh 79lbs.

I sat nicely, I am about 44lbs.

Then there was a lot of touching and a needle and things in my ear and a lot of talk about how I don't always eat my breakfast, and my ears and my golden years. There was talk about a new medicine I need to take for allergies. They were our so Lady will go back to get some. She says I don't have to go.

Phod seemed stressed so I kept checking on him. I a.so kept checking to see if the door was open.

Then the worst thing happened. They took me out of the room.

I got concerned when he left. However, I didn't have to go to the back because even though I am older, my vet says he has no concerns about me. I am all muscle. I do have a bit of a sensitive spot in my back, likely due to age but since it doesn't bother me much, we can ignore. It was the same as last year. Woody said if my peeps said I was coping ok, I can say off Prozac. It is up to them. Lady and Man sort of disagree about this. Lady worries less when I take it. Maybe she needs it more than me.

I came back with bandages on both legs. Lady and Man kept talking. So Woody took them off. 

Finally we were done and got to leave. As I only got 1 cookie (I got a lot) I only threw up a little. We were both so happy to be home.

I was very happy to leave. Being home is much better. 


Our vet is not concerned about Phod. He still is looking good. We decided to do the first senior blood panel just to get a baseline. Phod had a rough start to life (we don't know his history but he was only about 40-45 lbs when he was found around 1.5 years of age) and as a Shepherd mix is getting old. He is about 10. I have never had a senior dog, so want to make sure he has the best golden years. If something minor shows up, we may be able to do something now. Angel Gheera had an elevated kidney issue at 15 and a change of food gave him another 4 pain free, healthy years.  Overall, they did really well and weren't embarrassing, which isn't always the case. However, we don't always usually go. It is usually just me and one dog. 


  1. we wish you all da best and we are so glad that you escaped from that place in one piece... we have to go alone now to da vet, he said two of us it way too much... no ide what he meant, it's maybe because of that virus or so...

  2. Hari OM
    Well, despite the spewing and the fretting, it seems to have been an A+ visit and that's it all over for another year! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Well that was very interesting to read all about your vet visit from the different viewpoints. Looks like you did pretty well and are good to go for another year!

  4. What a good outcome for a bad outing! Lady and Man are patient, and Lee and Phod do their best, I see.

  5. We're glad to hear you both had good check ups. It's always nicer to be home than have to go to the vet.

  6. Your dogs have the very best in human parents. They lucked out.

  7. WOW I'm glad it was a family outing...maybe not one you would have chosen but at least one trip and done. Phod here's to good senior labs for you handsome friend.
    Lee you are superwoman!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. We're glad Phod got a good check-up report!

  9. Sounds like a 'pawfectly' swell report even if getting there was a challenge. Good job, Phod and Lee. We had a hunch you'd both do great.
    Your fur-iends,
    Norman & Elsa 🐾

  10. What a busy vet visit. A lot got done there, frens. Sounds like good results so far.

    Love and licks,

  11. It sounds like you both got pretty good reports from your vet. It's always nice be home and de-stress after a visit to your vet.

  12. We bet everyone slept well!! BOL!
    Arty and the Gang


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