*sniff* Hello there good and gentle readers,
Me fur's hurted. The bad bad V-E-T came by - supposedly to give Donny a check up but he started first with giving us a jab. *HOWL!*
Of course, we all didn't try to make it easy for the V-E-T and his assistant(s). It was helter skelter at Dog Woods for a brief moment. Each cainine gave the V-E-T and the humans at Dog Woods a run for it and when we were finally cornered we'd squiggle and wriggle making giving the V-E-T and his sinister poking device a hard time. Woooo! We be mighty proud of the resistance we put up ... but the V-E-T and colluding humans always prevails. Boooo!
The Chief said being jabbed with needle is for our own good. How can being poked be for any canine's good?!? Somefin about an annual jab to keep us healthy (we're very healthy thank chew very much!) and protected from nasty bugs - that we can't see! It's a good thing them Fur Kids were spared all that. The Chief said something about their's (jab) been 'due' only next year. Honestly! I don't get them humans.
Anywoos. Here be the low down on Donny boy. ..
He had his fair share of being poked and prodded. He not only had a thorough inspection by the V-E-T, he had his blood drawn for some kind of test ( for what... this TOP DOG can only wonder ...?) and a 'B-complex jab' (I never knew B could be complex?!) just to boost up his health.
Me thinks out of the whole lot of us at Dog Woods who's furs all hurted, the new boy there had it the worst! He's been made to eat some deworming (what worms?!?) and Vit c pills the V-E-T left behind for him by the Chief.
After all that scary poking and prodding, the V-E-T's given Donny a clean bill of health. "Just a little skinny... and somewhat traumatized" - he says. He suspected too what we've been suspecting all along that Donny's been abandoned. He added that it was curious that people from elsewhere would abandon a fairly young handsome pedigree German Shepherd like Donny.
'Most dogs ...' said the V-E-T, ' ... know how to find their way home ...'This boy here is definitely not from around the neighbourhood - judging from how skinny (but healthy) he is.'
'Signs of our times ...' he noted gravely.
Chief explained to yours doggedly that it's got to do with the 'Ee-co-no-mee'. Not something this TOP DOG claims to understands ... some human things are simply beyond me.
Anywoos, the V-E-T said he'd be on a lookout for people who can proof they've lost a male German Shepherd. But he doubts there'll be anything ... since he's not heard or seen anything in the papers or from advertisements put up in his practice.
In the mean time, Donny is slowly learning the ways of us Dog WOods Pack. He's not only been leaving his scent around Dog Woods, he's becoming somewhat territorial too. Barking at strangers that walk by outside. The Chief's pleased ... although he hasn't put on as much weight as the Chief hoped in the six days he's been at Dog Woods (he be a real picky eater!), she thinks Donny's gradually fitting in ....
I just wished he'd stop with the occassional outburst of yappin' in me ears ... :P