Saturday, 15 January 2011

Saturday Blog Hop and an unscheduled vet visit

We are Saturday pet blog hopping again today, but first let me tell you about yesterday.

So, we're having a really nice walk and we've been across the nature reserve and down to the canal and then suddenly a chillingly-familiar door looms ahead....and the LADY OF THE HOUSE IS WALKING ME INTO THE VILLAGE VETS!!!

Last time I was there in September they clipped off a damaged dew claw and I didn't enjoy it. So I start shaking and my tail disappears right under my tummy.

"Don't worry, Win," says the LOTH. "Nobody's going to do anything to you. I just want to ask them a question."

This does not help me.

In fact, I am so caught up with my fears that when a lady walk out of the consulting room a few feet away from me carrying a cat in her arms (not even in a cat carrier) I don't react at all. THE LOTH jumped up to stand between me and the kitty but I just looked at her and said: "You really think I'm going to worry about cats NOW?"

Anyway, the lady vet is really lovely and she loves greyhound particularly. But then after the LOTH has asked her question, I hear the vet say...."Pop through and I'll give Winnie a free check-up."

Very nice I'm sure - if you are the LOTH. Not if you are Winnie.

She weighed me (I'm still slim and gorgeous, since you ask) and listened to my heart and a few things, then she told the LOTH that my scent glands, you know, (round the back) were full and needed 'expressing'. This is why I've been suddenly jumping up, twisting round and looking as if I was trying to chew my tail.

You will be glad to hear that I was very brave and let the vet do what she had to do and now things are a lot less itchy. I couldn't WAIT to get out of there though.

As we walked home the LOTH explained that she hadn't lied to me....she just didn't know we were going to get offered the free check-up.

Anyway, when I got home I got lots of pampering and cuddles and I arranged my day bed in the living room to fashion myself a little pillow as you can see above.

Hope you join in the great Saturday Blog Hop co-hosted by Two Little Cavaliers, Life with Dogs and Confessions of the Plume.

To take part:

  • Link up your blog name and URL using the Linky Tool below. You only need to add you link once to be seen on all the Pet Blogger Blog Hop Linky Tools for that week.

  • Grab the Pet Bloggers Blog Hop button that our friends over on Life with Dogs Made for us and include it in your blog post so that your readers will know what is going on.

  • Follow your co-hosts listed in the first 3 slots of the Linky Tool.

  • Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you’d like.

  • Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you’re from the Blog Hop. 

  • Follow back when you get a new follower through the Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop!

  • It makes it really easy to find new blogs to follow and for blogs to find you. Links can be added all day Saturday and Sunday but the list closes on Monday.

    If you are like us it then takes us ALL week to visit new blogs!

    Have fun


    Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

    Woof! Woof! Happy BLOG HOP Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    Rumtruffle said...

    Just hopping on by via SPBH. You have a great blog, some funny photos too, glad to hear you got sorted! If you have some spare time please come and say hello to me too.
    Helen x

    Bobby said...

    Winnie how lucky a free vet check, although you do not think so your mam will. You will feel better now. I love how you make a pillow for your head. Have a nice weekend

    ♥I am Holly♥ said...

    Winnie, it's great to get a free vet check!! We hope you have a wonderful weekend! Lots of love, Holly and mom

    Sarge said...

    Hey Winnie!
    Wow, I'm so glad to meet you! Such a pretty girl, and brave too. The vet guy makes me all nervous and I get kinda mean with him. Sometimes I'm not very sociable. He's the only person I ever nipped. :( Well, I'm glad you got your back side fixed up...I knew a dog once who didn't and eventually those glands blew out! YUCK! Very bad news, so best to let the vet do the work. Anyway, enough yucky stuff. Glad to meet you!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

    Benny and Lily said...

    Yea for blog hop Saturday
    Happy Day
    Benny & Lily

    Maggie Mae said...


    Happy Saturday to you!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    Sue said...

    Glad the vet gave you the all clear and you got your itchy bit sorted:)

    Kristin G. said...

    Well, at least you got a nice walk out of it. Those vets are tricky, aren't they? I'm glad yours is a greyhound fan! Now you can relax and enjoy the weekend!

    houndstooth said...

    Oh no, Winnie! I have heard that Treat used to have that problem rather often and that getting it taken care of is not pleasant. I'm so sorry! Fortunately, you didn't have any problems with it besides needing to have it relieved. It can be serious, though, so remind your mom to keep an eye on you for it, okay?


    Oskar said...

    That was nice of the VET and I'm glad it wasn't a bad visit for you. You look very cozy at home.

    Nubbin wiggles,

    Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

    Oh, Winnie, that sounds so UNPLEASANT! We are glad it is over with and you are safe at home now.

    ♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

    We are sorry about your surprise vet visit, Winnie. Those silly glands can be so annoying. No fun getting them taken care of, but life is usually a whole lot better after:)

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

    Lori @ According to Gus said...

    Gus knows all about anal gland expression...and doesn't like it one bit!

    Winnie's mom...awesome for the free visit!

    greygirl25 said...

    So glad everything came out OK Miss Winnie. A couple of my guys get the shakes at the vets. They can be a bit of a scary place.

    Anonymous said...

    I'm glad you're not sick Winnie. The vet office scared Lola half to death as well. I hope all is well and you forgive the LOTH