I have to go to the vet this afternoon. More specifically, I have to take the dog to the vet. This is her annual checkup, which will entail blood work, shots, and God knows what else. In other words, it's going to cost me a bundle. To add insult to injury, I'm going to have to drive back home with a pissed off dog. And it's a long drive.
I used to take her to a vet clinic very close by, but when my favorite vet bailed from the practice, so did I. She set up her new practice way up a mountain, and it's a really long, out of the way drive. I like her, though. More importantly, the dog likes her. Until she sees the needle coming at her. And when the doctor touches her. The moment the doc comes near her with the stethoscope, the poor dog starts moaning like we're about to set wolves loose on her. I guess it's more accurate to say the dog only likes the doc during the pre-exam play period. Oh, well; I like the doc, and I'm the one paying the bill. What I say goes, and Miss Doggie is one creature with whom I get to say that -- and who can't do much about it.
I'll drive home with her in a foul mood and I'll have to pamper her the rest of the evening. I'll be in a bit of a snit, too, over all that money spent on a dog doctor (I don't go to the doctor myself unless I'm dying because people doctors cost even more), but is she going to give me something special to eat and cater to me all evening? Probably not. It's okay, though. She makes me smile even when she's mad at me.
Today’s Twisted Linguistics made possible by the following Words Gone Wild:
electicity – Stretchable power obtained from lightning via bungee cords.
anyomous – Often heard just before last call in the moose singles bars.
terrrbile experience – Bad gallstone attack.
I's puzzled – I is, too.
allusive – Something that has multiple uses.
What breed of puppy are you?
|You Are a Dalmation Puppy|
Kind, bright, and very energetic.
Firemen love to pat your little head.
Heh. I wouldn't object too much to a nice, overheated fireman patting me down.