Saturday, May 7, 2011

Samson Goes To The Vet



Samson Says: 



I knew something was up. First I got brushed and brushed, OUCH, there! 



That wasn't any fun, but then Daddy and Mommy took me out to the car. I got so excited because it's been so long since I got to go on a trip. 


We drove for a while on the highway and through the town. Then we came to this place and we got out. I smelled a lot of dogs. So many, my head began to spin. What kind of place is this, I wondered. I think they are up to something. And it isn't good!


We went in and Mommy signed in here and then went to tell some ladies behind the counter my name and when I last had my shots. Shots! I heard that. Meanwhile, I saw some strange animals in a carrier. There were two and, when I walked up to investigate, one of them went: Meow, meow! Now I ask you, what kind of critter would talk like that? I wanted to get closer and sniff them, but the lady held on to the carrier and told me I wasn't welcome. OK, I get a hint, so I left them alone.


So I sat down with Daddy and was minding my own business, when this woman came in with a big bad boy dog. She led the dog right up to me and said: Boy, aren't you pretty!  I was not amused, so I lifted my right lip and quivered it. Well, that was enough for Mommy to tell the lady to get lost with her dog. The lady looked offended, but Mommy knows you are not supposed to approach a strange dog like that.

Then Mommy talked to two ladies. The ladies said they owned 13 Chihuahuas. They were named from one to 13 in Spanish. I soon figured out they were talking about 13 dogs. Imagine that -- 13 dogs! A couple of them, numbers Cinco and Seis, had had encounters with something called foxtails. This made me wonder if a foxtail is as pretty and magnificent as my tail. 


Here's a good shot of mine. 

Then they carried Cinco out and she was just the tiniest dog you ever saw. Her surgery came to $100.00.


Then the other lady had to go and pay for Seis's surgery and it came to $140.00. They gave her the foxtail to take home. The lady showed it to Mommy and she took a picture. I saw it too and I just about burst out laughing. A foxtail looks like that? No, Mommy said, it's a part of a grass. Boy, I tell you, sometimes these persons are sort of dumb. If it's a grass, why not call it a grass? But I guess they do pretty much what they want. Persons, I mean.

All of a sudden as I sit there, minding my own business, out comes a young guy, calls my name, comes up and throws a leash around my neck and takes me away. Onto a scale I go. I think I better behave myself here, there's no telling where this is going. Then he takes me into a room and sticks two needles in me. First one, then the other. I yelp! I don’t like this, I want to go home. Well, it didn't get any worse and I was soon back with Daddy. Mommy had to pay and then we were off. 


As soon as we got to the car, I jumped in the driver's seat, ready for takeoff! Had I known how to back out, we would have been GONE in a minute. I didn't feel safe until we were way away from there and on our way home.

Have a nice day everyone!

Posted by Samson, the Samoyed Pup.


23 comments:

  1. Samson, not only do you have a beautiful bushy white tail, you also have a pretty tongue. And, all in between is pretty, too. Glad those old shots are over at least for a while.

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  2. That vet must use the same computer program as mine. We get a Senior Discount on ours too if that is what I see on yours. I don't do routine yearly shots with these two Weims. The breeder recommended Titers testing instead. A small blood sample is taken once a year and tested for immunities. What the vets don't tell you is the dogs can stay immune for years and don't need more shots. Also here in Alaska we don't have to worry about fleas, heart worm, rabies, or ticks.

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  3. WOOOF! WOOOF!! pant pant. Waggle waggle.

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  4. Samson is so adorable! Shots are never fun....for pets or humans!

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  5. You did better than I would with 2 shots, Samson:))

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  6. Samson,
    I am so glad that you only got two shots...I mean that is a lot but at least you didn't have surgery or anything! I was worried there for a minute! But Mommy and Daddy are just taking care of their good little boy!

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  7. well, samson, you're lucky in that if you stay nice and healthy, you only have to visit the doctor once a year. you're a very handsome boy and that's why the silly lady with her dog came right up to you (not cool!) glad you behaved yourself so your mom and dad didn't have to get called in to the principal's, er vet's office or anything...

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  8. Samson Says: Thanks for your compliments. I like them in writing, not when a lot of people come up to me without being invited into my space.

    Nan: This is how we do it here: Samson had his two puppy Parvo/distemper shots at a different vet. Then his first rabies shot last spring. This was a follow up for rabies and from now on it will be given every three years. After the initial parvo/distemper shots are given, he will be on a three-year schedule, as are our other dogs. Keep in mind Samson is only a year and 9 months old. You have some sharp eyes, but that was not my bill. Fortunately, no foxtails in my dogs' ears. It was another old lady's. And yes, we do get a senior discount. Which helps.

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  9. Samson you are just so adorable ~ Glad the visit to the vets was short ~ and you got the shots I hope they were not to painful ~ ~ glad you got home nice and quickly and safely ~ and with a bit of Luck you wont have to go back there for a few months ~ Ally x

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  10. Samson you are not old enough to drive yet ;)!

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  11. Samson, you sure do look spiffy! At least it was over quickly and you don't feel the shots any more, right? Jack and Jill hate the vet's, soon as we open the door, they throw on the brakes.

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  12. Oh, poor Samson! Sorry you had to get shots. Clancy hates the vet as well and tries to figure out an escape plan the whole time we are there.

    Love the pictures, Samson's tail really is gorgeous. Such a handsome boy! :)

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  13. Oh Samson, you are too funny! It was smart to give the big dog the quiver-lip and let him know he was too close!

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  14. Oh this made me laugh! I imagine my Molliedog talking just like this when we go to the vets...she starts to quiver when we turn in the parking lot...lol....I am always threatening her if she doesn't behave we are going to go see John..(vet)...lol...

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  15. You tell those strange dogs and people Samson! What a beauty you are! And that tail! Well.......

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  16. Samson, I am clueless about the tail thing. I don't have one. If I'm happy, I have to show people by wiggling my rear end.
    I agree with you about "That" place. It smells funny and I don't trust anyone there - even if they talk sweetly to me!
    Glad all is well - lots of love - Tucker

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  17. Oh Samson, what a day you had! Poor thing. Shots are no fun. Gracie is way overdue for her rabies shot... she needs to get better so we can get her up to date. I'll bet there was not one single dog in that place that was as beautiful as you! There were some pretty high costs there... but none topped Gracie's recent visits. Visit # 1 was over $200 - a week later visit #2 was her emergency visit $1,200 - a week later re-surgery @ $210. So that's over $1,600 in the past month. And yes, we're headed to the poor house. lol.

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  18. Samson, your tail is more beautiful than any foxtail--even the ones on real foxes! Even we humans hate going to the doctor for shots. Keep Mommy's ears nice & clean & maybe she'll get better soon.

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  19. Hey Sam,

    glad you were able to get out of there soon as the shots were done. The humans think it's good for us...

    Congrats to your mom on her new friends. They sound interesting:)

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

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  20. Mighty was very impressed with your bravery Samson. He terrifies all the waiting dogs with his screams when he gets a shot. Can you spell wimp?
    He also says that he now has tail envy. He was fine till he saw yours. AWESOME DUDE.

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  21. You tell Sampson that Copper, Moon and I are proud of him for being such a good boy! P.S. Give him a treat from us, Inger...:)JP

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  22. Poor Samson! Sounds like all in all he was a good boy for the vet though.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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