Austin was due for his annual once over and booster shot. As I was really not satisfied with his current vet, I decided to go to one, who I knew was good, a bit further away. So last Friday Austin was
unceremoniously shoved enticed into the carrier and we drove merrily on our way. Have to say Austin's talent for singing opera is second to none! We had his rendition of Puccini's aria O Meow Babbino Caro (written just for us, of course) all the way there!
Austin is pretty good at the vets, he just cowers in my arms, looking up at me now and then as if to say "It's ok, isn't it?" The nurse fell in love on the spot! Even the smelly pooch in the waiting room was a bit enamoured.
I have been worried a while about his gums and teeth, so asked the vet to take a special look and the upshot is he has something along the lines of tooth resorption which needs to have attention. The vet gave him an antibiotic and steroid jab and he is booked in to have it dealt with next Tuesday. However, because of the steroids he has been stuffing his little face and then yakking it all up again, so being the calm and rational person I am, I rushed him back to the vet! Trouble is, we've had a bit of rain here and there was a flooded road outside the vets! As it was already dark, I couldn't see how deep it was, so got out the car to have a look. Standing there also looking into the pool was a young woman carrying a large puppy. She too was trying to get to the vets.
While we were discussing the pros and cons of wading through, another car came up behind filled with one woman, a surly young man and a manic terrier called Monty, also going to the vets - though was not sure whether it was the surly young man or Monty the manic terrier that was needing the vet's attention. I had my suspicions, but kept them to myself! We all had a detailed and interesting discussion in Welsh and English about what best to do! The young woman decided to ring the vet and ask about the flood. They said "Oh it's not as deep as it looks. You can drive through, slowly"! So we did ….. just! The young woman and large puppy cadged a lift in the back of my car. By this time Austin had moved on to Wagner and the large puppy joined in! It was SO exciting! By the time we got there it was quite a party and large puppy, manic terrier and Austin joined together in unison to entertain us with a selection from Gilbert and Sullivan!
Well, as this post is getting very boring now, I'll cut to the chase and say that the vet confirmed he was fine, just being piggy, to give him only dry food and he'll see him next Tuesday for the procedure!
The party then broke up and I floated my car back through the flood and came home. Austin thinks I am the cruelest most nasty person on the earth as he is no longer (for the time being) having any wet stinky goodness. I'm a bit worried about his state of mind!
BTW we have been linked back from Spitty and Trout Talkin Tabbies, so two more stars for our Blog of the Year badge!! As I didn't know you could do it under the rules, I would like to link back to Nellie at The Cat from Hell who nominated us first, so she can add another star to her tally :)
Also please can you send all kind thoughts, purrs and hugs to Nellie's woofie sister Bob, who is not doing too good at the moment :( xx
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