Udi and Smooch are planning a trip to Washington State on Saturday, so they got to go see Dr. Donny for the first time since we removed dew claws many weeks ago. They were declared fatally cute and shut down his clinic for twenty minutes while the staff took turns holding them and scritching their tummies. Udi weighed in at 9.9 pounds. The Smoocher, who is the smallest of the Fearsome Foursome, weighed 8.6. They were declared fit and ready to fly. Victor will go sometime next week. The health certificate must be issued within 10 days of the flight date and Victor isn’t leaving until the 15th. The red princess Nola will be the last to meet our doc and his staff — of course, she’s the one they all want to meet because she is staying. The puppies enjoyed the encounter — aside from temperature-taking.
A trip to Dr. Donny
January 5, 2011
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I have to admit that I’m a little jealous they got to rub puppy bellies! Rufus is not a big fan of the temperature taking or anything that involves his rump. Our vet has a fantastic daycare/boarding facility in the back of his office, and when we take Ruf there to board he gets out of the car all excited until he realizes, “hey, this is the place where they stick things in bad places” and he puts the brakes on. It takes some serious coercion to get him to realize that we’re going in the happy door, not the sad door. 😉
What precautions do you have to take flying little guys this time of year? It’s cold and wet and snowy here in western WA, I can’t imagine who miserable it is in eastern WA.
I do not ever fly baby puppies cargo — not even the Delta or Continental Pet Services. Their new people get to fly here to take them home in under-seat Sherpa Bags. Even then I worry that they will have a bad experience, but it’s easier on the puppies than is a long drive — and for sure easier than sticking them in cargo.
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