I got to go to the vet. Yeah I know, some of you who are my dog friends don’t like the vet and your people even have to spell it out. Believe me, I didn’t used to like going. The first time my person took me I even spit out the dog treat they gave me – and if you know me, dog treats are my favorite.
I think I didn’t like the vet then because they’d taken some things away from me. When my people first brought me home I had some missing parts.
But now I love the vet.
First, I get to go find lots of new smells. I always check to see if I recognize any smells from my trails. Sometimes I find the same ones.
Then, I get treats. I used to only get treats when I was ready to go back home, but today I got lots of treats.
I didn’t really like all those things they stuck in me, but after that I got more treats – and loves, so it was okay.
There’s a new vet working with my other vet and I got to meet her. I really like her. She gave me lots of loves – and that’s all she did – she kept giving me loves. I like her a lot.
What, person? She was examining me?
No, you’re wrong. She liked me so much that all she wanted to do was give me loves.
February 17, 2012 at 10:36 am
I am glad that somebody enjoys going to the Doctor!
February 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Viciously Sweet, you just have to find the right doctor – one who gives lots of loves.
February 17, 2012 at 10:37 am
I would be willing to take a beating if the treats were good. Hope they were tasty good ones.
February 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm
Becomingcliche, I sure hope you can get good treats easier than that – and yes, the treats were good, but I’ll eat almost anything. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
February 17, 2012 at 10:41 am
I’m glad you changed your mind about your vet. [they look very nice and I’m sure too all she wanted to do was give you loves!] I only wish there was a way you could convince a certain someone who refuses to like them however many treats they give her!
February 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Marina, the vet was very good at giving me loves. Scratchy has to go today. I think it will be a different story with him.
February 17, 2012 at 10:50 am
What a courageous dog you are, Bongo!
February 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Thanks Sweet Kitten. It’s easy to be courageous when you get lots of loves and treats.
February 17, 2012 at 10:53 am
The German: ” Big woof for your new friend! I still try to hide behind people at the vet…it’s getting harder to look invisible…I was trained when young not to take treats from people – which disappoints those trying to be friends…my people try to explain – but I can see people are sad. Everyone looked really happy when the new tech gave the treat to my person and she gave it to me and said it was OK. This time I was brave and ate it. It was good! Do you think I can go back to those other people I refused the treat from – and say I will be glad to take it now? What do you think Bongo?”
February 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm
German, I bet those other people would still give you treats if you asked. That was very smart of the new tech to give the treat to your person though. I bet that tech would give you loves too.
February 17, 2012 at 11:30 am
Well aren’t you lucky to have such a great vet experience! They sure do look like they love seeing you!
February 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Bassetmomma, there are great people at my vet’s office. I’m looking forward to when I get to go back again. Treats and loves.
February 17, 2012 at 11:31 am
I get so scared at the vet. I try to climb my person to get away from those needles. Ouch! I don’t think I’ll ever get over that time they made me swallow charcoal when I was a pup. Nasty stuff.
February 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Lola, they made you swallow charcoal? Yuck! I might be scared at the vet too, if they made me do that.
February 18, 2012 at 7:22 am
My person says I had something in my tummy that was bad for me. The charcoal kept it from hurting me, but I didn’t like it at all.
February 18, 2012 at 10:17 am
Lola, I’m probably lucky the vet’s never given me charcoal, since I eat almost everything I can get hold of.
February 17, 2012 at 11:56 am
I’m sure your person is confused. All that touching and cuddling is SURELY love. Gulp. At least that’s what I always thought it was.
Love & licks,
February 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Cupcake, I don’t know what my person was thinking. I know loves when I get them. I’m sure that’s all you’re getting is lots of loves too.
February 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm
My cats don’t like the vet either. But I’m sure they know its all for the best. 😉
February 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Dianda, my person just took Scratchy to the vet. He hated it.
February 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm
Poor Scratchy. 😦
Maybe he’ll like it too, when you give him treats?
February 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Ooooo. I hate it when they whip things off you when you’re not looking! Ouch. Still, I’m glad you got over it because it’s so important that you are well-behaved at the the v-e-t’s. Yes, we spell it. We don’t have to spell it for Flo, she’s dopey enough that everything’s an adventure. Fergus… meh, she’s fairly cool about most things but she’d prefer not to have to go – kind of understandable given recent events – but George, on the other hand… one whiff of any cat carrier action and he’s off into the most impossible places – I’ve had to phone people on more than one occasion and explain that he was hiding somewhere from which extracation was impossible, so we’d be there when we could… then we have the waiting stand-off. To date I’ve always won. But George and I both know that will change.
February 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm
Flo probably likes going to the vet for the loves and treats like me – but I can understand why Fergus wouldn’t like it after having to spend so much time there. I would miss my people. That George though – Scratchy says he’s the smartest of all, but I say he’s missing out.
For the Love of My Dogs
February 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm
Oh Bongo, you are so great! I’m sorry you got pricked but lots of treats are great! Harley is just like you– he adores our veterinarian and perks up when we pull in the lot! Scarlett and Chelsea do not like it at all but once we get inside, they don’t seem to mind too much 🙂
February 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm
Deanna, it’s great when we have good vets that give us loves. Yours must be one too, since Harley likes going there. I met a dog on my trails today that looked kind of like Chelsea. This dog wasn’t on a leash and after my person and I passed them, Lucky ran off from his people to come and meet me.
February 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm
Oh Dog! All the humans love you Bongo!
February 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm
Rumpy, I think everybody loves you too – except June Buggie.
February 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm
Wonderbutt loves the vet, too, Bongo! I’m not sure why they love him, though. He pees all over the waiting room floor as soon as the receptionist tells him hi.
February 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm
Wonderbutt is just trying to do all the other dogs a favor. One of the things I like about the vet is all the new smells. Wonderbutt just wants to make sure he leaves a really good smell.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
February 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm
Bongo I’m so glad you enjoy going to the vet now. Maia, Titan, Riva and Cheyenne enjoy it too, well the treats they enjoy 🙂
February 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm
Misty Shores, treats and loves are the best and I got lots of both at the vet.
February 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm
I hope everything is A ok healthwise Bongo. Looks like you got lots of good care and love at the vets. You are a brave doggie indeed. 🙂 Mr. Cheddar is SO ready to share that loaf of bread. 😉
February 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm
Geraldine, I’m doing fine. I just went for my regular check-up and vaccinations. Tell Mr. Cheddar I’ll be right over to share that bread.
February 18, 2012 at 1:37 am
Bongo, what a lovely pictures. You’re looking so brave…(waiting for your treats) 😉
February 18, 2012 at 10:04 am
Thanks Angelswhisper. It’s easy to be brave when you get loves and treats.
February 18, 2012 at 1:57 am
You know Bongo you are such a brave and super dog..and I love ya ta bits just like that new vet lady did..have a happy day xxxxx
February 18, 2012 at 10:06 am
Thanks Patreciau. I love you too. I hope your snow is shrinking and your temperatures are warming up. I keep telling you though, to send some of that snow my way. I love to play and go for walks in it.
February 18, 2012 at 2:40 am
Hey Bongo, Jet here. Bongo, you were really brave, dude. I like Dr. Schaffer bunches, too, so, I know what you mean. I do not like the stuff they do, however, I trot into the office like the manly man I am. Judy, Janie, Victor, Dr. Schaffer, and most other humans in the waiting room give me lots of attention and lovies.
Enjoy those treats and have a great day.
February 18, 2012 at 10:07 am
Hey Jet, it’s really great to have so many people loving us at the vet, isn’t it? It’s the best kind of adventure when you get loves and treats.
February 18, 2012 at 4:13 am
You are a very good boy Bongo! 🙂 I love the photos, especially the last one. I am lucky because my vet comes to me.
February 18, 2012 at 10:11 am
Bassa, you are really lucky. I’ve never heard of a vet coming to visit a dog. It just doesn’t happen here.
February 18, 2012 at 5:05 am
Thunder doesn’t mind the vet, but Storm is not a fan. She will go, but she would rather be elsewhere. 🙂
February 18, 2012 at 10:14 am
Brown Dawgs, Storm probably just needs more treats and loves when she goes to the vet. It sure made it worth it for me.
February 18, 2012 at 7:13 am
OMD! You look very pleased to see your vet, Bongo! Besides your vets seem to be very nice ladies!!! I hate visiting my vet ( my vet is not a lady…..*sniff sniff*) and whenever I go there, my 4legs are trembling!!! My cat brofur, too! He doesn’t stop me meowing and does pee and poo everywhere because of the fear…..You’re a brave dog, Bongo! and your vets are fabulous! 🙂
February 18, 2012 at 10:16 am
Kevin, you should come see my vets. I think they’re great, but Scratchy went yesterday and my person says he turned into a monster – scratching and biting. I guess he doesn’t like it there as much as I do.
February 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm
I love hearing about vet offices where all that lovin’ is to be had! The staff at Elka’s vet is also very admiring of her, and have been since she was a puppy.
February 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Jen, so glad Elka has a good vet too. It’s fun to go when the vet loves you.
February 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm
Bongo, old chap, I believe you’ve struck a chord with your story about going to the vet. I also enjoy going to see my vet. His name is Dr. Marvel and he’s marvelous. Treats me very well. 🙂
February 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Henry, that is such a cool name for a vet – Dr Marvel. Especially when he’s marvelous.
February 19, 2012 at 10:16 am
Glad you had a fun time at the Vet, you’re new person there sounds like my Vet Rick, he gets on the floor and plays with me and cuddles me – Mum says he’s doing his job, what a great job, hey? Then he gives me treats!! 🙂
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
February 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Snoopy, my new vet is the first one that has gotten on the floor and cuddled me like that. I think your vet Rick and my vet are just extra special. Especially when they give us treats too.
February 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm
I’m so impressed with your good experience with the vet, Bongo. So glad it wasn’t scary for you.
February 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm
Nanina, it sure helps when the people at the vet like to give lots of loves and treats.
February 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm
Hey, hey Bongo! I almost fell off the edge of the world but I’m back and glad to hear you got your wellness check up. Good thing no blood work was part of your visit. Bleh and ouch!
February 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Sunshine, I heard that word blood work because I’d lost some weight but I think it’s all those walks on my trails that did it – and my people of course aren’t feeding me enough. The vet said I looked like I weighed the right amount though, so no worries.
February 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Bongo, you better give some hints to your persons to make sure they get the highest protein dog food out there. It tastes better too and maybe they can get some gourmet dog recipes to cook for you. 🙂
February 20, 2012 at 10:40 am
Sunshine, I’ll tell my person to check into that dog food and those recipes. Anything that tastes good sounds good to me.
February 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Bongo, believe it or not Lexie & Mica love to go to the vet, They don’t even like the dog treats (not the ones the vet has). I take some special ones they like, but they really like all the petting and hugs and they think the vet just loves to see them. That’s really great because it make going much easier 🙂
February 20, 2012 at 10:41 am
Lexie and Mica must have a great vet too. It’s fun to go when you get lots of loves.
February 20, 2012 at 8:55 am
I wish you could talk to Marley & convince him that going to the vet isn’t all that bad.. I have to Carry all 60lbs of him inside (as he’s wiggling to escape my arms). It’s kind of embarrassing. Ugh!
February 20, 2012 at 11:04 am
Marley, you should come to the vet with me. I’ll show you how to have a good time there.
February 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm
You are so fortunate. Mr. Sammo has to be muzzled whenever he sees the vet. That’s the only way to keep the Big Guy out of trouble.
February 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Sandra, I think Scratchy needs to be muzzled too – and mittens put on his paws. He’s the total opposite of me at the vet.