Riley’s V-E-T Trip…AKA "My Embarrassment!"

Let me just start off this post by saying my dog is utterly insane.  It’s ridiculous how insane she is.  She had a V-E-T appointment today for her annual wellness exam and her shots…no problem, that’s what all dogs do once a year…right?  Wrong.  She’s insane.  And embarrassing!

First of all, we got there and she refused to get out of the car.  I tried dragging her…nope, not coming out.  She jumped over the car seat base and was on the opposite side of the back seat as me.  No problem, thought I…I’ll just walk around to the other side…THREE times!  She kept jumping over the car seat base and going to the opposite side from me.

Finally, I got her out of the car and she walked up into the V-E-T’s office like a champ.  No problems there.  Phew, she’s acting like a normal dog.  Then we got inside.  And she started hassling and panting and acting like an insane cracker dog.  We signed in and she jumped up to the desk.  Embarrassing.

She sat underneath the chairs in the waiting room, hiding.  We got called back and she ran into the room and jumped up in one of the chairs in the exam room.  The tech went to take her in the back to weigh her and get her stool sample and she refused to go with her.  She headed towards the door to the waiting room.  We had to drag her across the room to go to the back.  I always have to pretend I’m going back with her or else she won’t go.  She finally went.  Phew.  She was gone for a few minutes and then I heard the thundering clanging that is Riley at the V-E-T.  Nails on the linoleum, tags jingling, pulling against her collar and choking, etc.  You get the point.

 Scratching on the door to the waiting room to get back out of the exam room…

Finally, the doctor came in.  We’ve been seeing Dr. Hall since Riley was a puppy and since we first got Chloe 14 years ago.  So she is fully aware that Riley is an insane cracker dog.  Riley resisted the whole exam.  She wouldn’t look Dr. Hall in the eyes and wouldn’t stop hassling and panting when she was trying to listen to her heart and lungs.  Finally, it was time for her shots.  She took her shots like a champ!  One in each hip and one in each shoulder.  No crying or whining there.  Finally–she did SOMETHING right at the V-E-T!

Then it was time for the stuff that goes up her nose.  She absolutely would not keep her snout still!  She kept flailing around like she was demon possessed.  Finally we got it in her nose, but it wasn’t easy.  Then, it was time to go back out in the waiting room and wait for our Therapy Dogs International paperwork to be filled out and pay.  She acted like nothing was wrong then…was a million times calmer.  The doctor even came out to hand me the paperwork and Riley wanted to be petted and kissed her.  I.N.S.A.N.E.

Dr. Hall told me that she’s not the worst dog they have there…PHEW.  I said “Well, at least she doesn’t bite.  That’s something.”  Ha ha.  I swear I’m not doing this again…for another year!

32 thoughts on “Riley’s V-E-T Trip…AKA "My Embarrassment!"

  1. Okay, not funny, but…the thought of you going around the car and again and again…outsmarted by an ACD! (yeah Riley!) Seriously, it is unfortunate that she is so psycho at the vet. Our pack are the opposite. A few of them (blind Hiker, blind Breeze and deaf Azule) act as if going to the vet is about one of the best places to visit. They are super excited when we walk in. The others are very nonchalant about it. "Oh, the vet's? Sure, let's go visit!" Will we ever understand them?!

  2. Okay, not funny, but…the thought of you going around the car and again and again…outsmarted by an ACD! (yeah Riley!) Seriously, it is unfortunate that she is so psycho at the vet. Our pack are the opposite. A few of them (blind Hiker, blind Breeze and deaf Azule) act as if going to the vet is about one of the best places to visit. They are super excited when we walk in. The others are very nonchalant about it. "Oh, the vet's? Sure, let's go visit!" Will we ever understand them?!

  3. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA…okays I can't stop laughin' at you goin' round and round da car and Riley jumpin' back and forth to get away from you! Dat is hysterical. I is sure you wasn't laughin' though.Just do what my mum does…laugh when it's all overs.Puddles

  4. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA…okays I can't stop laughin' at you goin' round and round da car and Riley jumpin' back and forth to get away from you! Dat is hysterical. I is sure you wasn't laughin' though.Just do what my mum does…laugh when it's all overs.Puddles

  5. OK, saw the not funny comments and Puddles Belly laugh, al we got to say is Barharhar. Do you thing Riley is doing that so she don't have to come back either. Good job Riley, keep the peep guessing whats next!The Mad Scots

  6. OK, saw the not funny comments and Puddles Belly laugh, al we got to say is Barharhar. Do you thing Riley is doing that so she don't have to come back either. Good job Riley, keep the peep guessing whats next!The Mad Scots

  7. We think maybe Riley remembers her leg experiences? We too got a big laugh at you going round and round trying to get her out of the car:)And the luckiest part is at least she didn't poop in the vet's office:))))Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. We think maybe Riley remembers her leg experiences? We too got a big laugh at you going round and round trying to get her out of the car:)And the luckiest part is at least she didn't poop in the vet's office:))))Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Ha ha Riley is just the funniest. Pip loves the vet as she gets treats but plays up big time if left there. Many times we have been called to take her home as she whines the place down. Now we collect here asap because of it. I hate the vet too and hide under the chairs. Have a super Saturday.Best wishes Molly

  10. Ha ha Riley is just the funniest. Pip loves the vet as she gets treats but plays up big time if left there. Many times we have been called to take her home as she whines the place down. Now we collect here asap because of it. I hate the vet too and hide under the chairs. Have a super Saturday.Best wishes Molly

  11. Riley, thanks for stopping by to visit. You look exactly like our furiend Remy…he stays with us sometimes. Both of you are awesome looking. Sooo funny picturing the back and forth circus in the car. I like to go to the vet UNTIL I go in the door. Then I whine a lot. M tries to keep me busy doing stuff to earn a Tiny treat….WagsErnie

  12. Riley, thanks for stopping by to visit. You look exactly like our furiend Remy…he stays with us sometimes. Both of you are awesome looking. Sooo funny picturing the back and forth circus in the car. I like to go to the vet UNTIL I go in the door. Then I whine a lot. M tries to keep me busy doing stuff to earn a Tiny treat….WagsErnie

  13. Oh Riley – what a silly dog! Don't worry – I have to pretend to go back with Blueberry too and I always did with my dog Shadow. But the other stuff, well, that's just all part of Riley's unique personality! Was your face red the whole time? Lol!

  14. Oh Riley – what a silly dog! Don't worry – I have to pretend to go back with Blueberry too and I always did with my dog Shadow. But the other stuff, well, that's just all part of Riley's unique personality! Was your face red the whole time? Lol!

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