All’s Well

Whew. Little Man is resting comfortably.

It was a long day at the vet’s. We’re told he’s a very sweet Scottie who didn’t mind being poked by needles and having a bit of hair trimmed for the snip, snip procedure.

Of course we already knew he’s sweet.

Too bad I can’t say the same for myself.

After leaving explicit instructions to call my mobile phone – NOT the home or office number – I didn’t hear a word all day. I had to call and ask how he was doing.

“He’s just fine. Dr. Elliott called you first thing this morning to let you know because she knew you’d worry.”

I TEXTED THE DAD PEEP IN ALL CAPS ABOUT NOT GETTING A CALL. WHY, I wrote, DID THIS HAPPEN?????? (Multiple punctuation seems to make a difference for some reason.) WHAT IF THERE’D BEEN AN EMERGENCY??????!!!!! WHYYYYY?????? WHAT HAPPENED?????

As we all know all too well, expressing oneself in all caps doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

I was off by one number on the “what phone number to reach you today” intake form when we dropped him off this morning.

One. Number.


About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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23 Responses to All’s Well

  1. rjkeyedup says:

    Been there; done that… you think you were losing your mind and the world is conspiring against you in a crisis situation & then oops – you realize you goofed. Never mind, the important thing is that Winston is fine, and was a good patient, and the trauma is over! AArroooo…

  2. theguster says:

    Why is that the way it is sometimes? As if you didn’t have enough to worry about, a simple phone call that you are counting on doesn’t happen! Thank goodness it all went well and everyone, especially Winston, is handling this like the mature little man he is and will be just fine.

    Did they send you home with a collar for him in case he tries to lick his stitches? Finley had to wear it for 2 weeks, I think, and that was the worst part of it all. The day I was able to take it off him we both did the Happy Dance!

  3. Kismet says:

    A terrier should be in charge of running the vet’s office. A parrot should be the receptionist.

  4. corkscot says:

    Don’t worry about being a pain. You are paying good money for the vet and you shouldn’t feel guilty about calling.

  5. Pam says:

    So glad to hear sweet Winston is recovering nicely.

  6. Happy to hears everythings went well! Sorry to hear your Moms almost lost her marbles not hearing from the vettie….Ma’s done that befores. It’s not a pretty sight when the Moms freak! BOL!
    Sendin’ lots of AireZens and healin’ vibes
    Ruby ♥

  7. I understand you… I felt and feel the same when this moments happen…. why it isn’t possible to sit on the shoulder of the vet the whole time to see that efurrything is ok?

  8. I have a re homed intact male that was originally bred by the woman outside Winston Salem you either got Winston from, (or she assisted you in getting him) He is a sweet, older Wheatie boy, and will be neutered at the end of the month. While I realise it is a standard procedure, it always concerns me too. Glad everything went well…did be come home in a Cone? I am going to try another technique.

    • Really?????? And now you have two wonderful anipals????? I met a Wheatie when we found Winston…..huuumm…. No. No cone and he’s doing just fine. It was suggested that when/if he tries to lick, we should put a T-shirt on him. Brilliant!!!! So nice to hear from you!

  9. Rufusmom says:

    I know that feeling. I’m impressed that you waited for the call. I’m so anal I’m calling before I hardly even get out of the parking lot! And we get to go through this in another week ourselves. We just adopted Nicholas and Holly. Both of which were show dogs and then used for breeding. Holly gets to go first cuz we don’t know when she’s due to come in heat. And then Nicholas gets the snip second. Not looking forward to either of them. Maybe by next week Winston can give us some Clues and tips 🐾🐾🐾🐾

  10. Piglove says:

    aaww so glad you are doing well my little friend. Some peeps don’t know how to take directions. Peeps at the VET’s office would have gotten a mouth full from my mom. LOL XOXO – Bacon

  11. nordhuesn says:

    Sooooo happy all is well at Winstonville. Of course he was a good, sweet boy, aren’t they all? Will his AROOOOs be higher pitched now? We think not. 🙂

  12. Glad to see you recovering, Winston! That’s the worst to be waiting and waiting for a phone call and then worrying about why they aren’t calling! Phew!

    Edgar, his mum, and tiny peep Memphis

  13. Humphrey & Cherry says:

    Happy to hear all went well – know we are behind in the times but our Peep does not do “computer” on an everyday basis. As long as he is well and happy we are glad – see you have a friend who has the Nicholas & Holly pups – we have known them also since they were ‘babes in the woods’ – hope their time goes well also. Humphrey has not been done, but would imagine he will join the ranks sometime in the future. Best to Winston! – Humphrey & Cherry

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