Friday, January 22, 2016

outta here

Wednesday morning our dog Navy was munching on her breakfast when someone she didn't know (a painter working in our home) walked in and startled her.  She immediately started barking (with her mouth full) and then started violently choking. After a few minutes, she seemed okay, but then throughout the day continued to make this kind of bizarre coughing sound that was not good.  By yesterday morning, I was concerned and  I took her to our local emergency animal hospital.  This is also where she had hip surgery as a puppy.  She hates the place.  As soon as I took her inside, she started shaking uncontrollably and trying to get away.  Not fun.  Finally, a tech took her to the back for an exam.  One hour and a few x-rays later, the vet concluded that she simply had a scratched throat and that she should be fine.  As I was checking out at the front desk, I heard some commotion in the back followed by a vet tech yelling, "Navy!….  Loose Dog!"  At this point, I could see, through a back office door, Navy sprinting down the hallway.  I came around the checkout desk just to see her round the corner and haul toward me in full flight followed by two vet techs yelling, "Loose dog!!!"  I kneeled down calling to her and tried to stop her.  She sprinted past me, smiling as if to say, "Hey Terra, thanks for coming to get me, but can't stop now!"  and proceeded to run right out the automatic doors and into the parking lot.  I ran after her calling, "Navy let's go home!"  Upon hearing this she located our suburban and sat down quietly next to it, waiting for me to open the door.  The vet techs showed up then, breathless, and upon seeing the scene one commented, "Are you kidding me?!" The whole thing reminded of the movie Homeward Bound, and I couldn't help laughing the rest of the day knowing that, in Navy's mind, she had made a successful prison break.  And I also couldn't help but imagine some of what her dog monolog must have sounded like ….."See ya suckas, I'm outta here!"  Cannot wait for the next time I get to take my fully empowered, ninety four pound lab to the vet.
photo credit Sierra

Have a wonderful weekend dear readers.  I hope it's filled with the people (and pets)  you love the most.

(and p.s.  Don't forget that Monday will be the next giveaway!)

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