Trip to the Vet!

Hey guys. Saint here. I don’t know why other animals don’t like the vet. I love the vet! I know as soon as we get there because I can smell all the different kinds of animals. My nose is good with stuff like that. The first thing I love to do is sniff the rugs that are in the entry way. That has all the smells of all the animals who have walked over it. I can even smell the people the animals bring with them to the vet. That’s my favorite rug. Well, that one and the one we go to when Mummy picks up her medicine. That is also a very good smelling rug.

But back to the vet. I go to Dr. Hotham. He is really nice, and so are the people who work with him. The first thing I do when I get there is step on the scale. That is supposed to tell them how much I weigh. I don’t know why though. I work out every morning, so I know I look good. But it makes them happy, and that’s all that matters. Then we get to go in another room that also has many scents in it. That’s when I get rubbed and patted by the people who work with Dr. Hotham. It feels so good. My tail wags the entire time.

Sometimes I have to get shots, though. But you know what? That doesn’t bother me! You want to know why? Because after I get the shots, I get treats! Lots and lots of treats. That’s my absolute favorite part about going to the vet. I love that even more then sniffing that amazing rug.

When we were there last, I noticed Mummy’s emotion changed. I’m good at noticing when emotions change. Mummy went from happy to worried, and I didn’t know why. I mean, I was right there, Mummy had nothing to worry about. I did hear something about Platelets. Now, I don’t know what that means, but Mummy said we would have come back in a week. That means more treats and rubs and sniffs on that rug for me, but Mummy was unhappy. When we went back, Mummy was still worried. I didn’t know how to help her. I tried, but nothing seemed to help. Then Dr. Hotham came in and he made it all better. I’ll have to thank him for that next time I see him. Then, when we were leaving, I got more treats. It was a good day. Mummy was feeling better, and everyone fed me.

Mummy says that we are all set for the hike. She was worried that I wouldn’t have been able go. But once Dr. Hotham gave the OK, the plans were still on. I still don’t know what this hike is going to be about, but if Mummy is there and she has my carrots, I think it will be all right!

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