By the time we made it back home - my hands would have made anyone think I’d volunteered to bring some feral cat in for rabies shots and a spay. Basset puppies are blessed with one heck of a snout full of a shark’s bite. And - they use it. Carlie did not mind the Nemex so much. That seemed to taste pretty good - actually! The Bordetella drops up her nose brought on a bunch of sneezing - which impressed her none in the least. Flushing the ears with the Trizedta tickled her to the point of setting off some - really fancy - ear flapping!
But - the ultimate pisser was - the 8 in 1 vaccine. She was done - ready to go home! Do not speak to her or else done! We had to take a break before giving her one last - “ Oh, My God! “ That was the Neo/Dex eye drops. That’s where my hands took the hickie for her professed infliction of cruelty.
Dogs can fool you in more ways than you think. You discover that by the time you stop by the Reception Desk of a Vet’s office - while on your way out. If only - we could just keep on walking - right out the door! I expected the tab to be somewhere around $175.00. Yeah - right. Both dogs managed to come out with $346.00 worth of revenge!
Walk in thinking I have perfectly healthy doggies. Walk out discovering I have become a Vet’s Assistant - with my own pharmacy!
What have I learned? Never buy another puppy from any breeder unless - they insist on birthing and raising litters inside their own homes - not outside near some barn. Carlie has started out her relationship with her Vet on a rough turf. But the eyes and ears of a Basset Hound are only two of many issues. To be honest - I got lucky.
By the time the doggies had supper - Carlie was continuing an attitude towards me of - “ Don’t even look at me, Wench! “
Needless to say - she was not the slightest bit impressed.