It’s time for us to get mom up and active, Kali. I’ll go yell on the stairs and you can start talking in your loud manner. I’m not LOUD like some ole fishwife…..I’m emphatic. With a tad of urgency in my voice. You mean more like a scream…MOL It’ll get her up and rootin’ around for our brekky. Why’s she so tired Shoko? She has had a toothache for a few days so went to the dentist. Her regular dentist was on her week off but her husband, Dr. Lopez was on, so she made an appointment with him. Off she toddled to meet him and find out what gives with this tooth. Was he nice Shoko? Her regular dentist is so nice. Mom likes her, as far as she likes any dentist.Just listen Kali. Mom went into his office and had the x-rays taken and then the nurse introduced Dr. Lopez. Mom was speechless. This doesn’t happen often friends. He looked a little like, “Sam I Am” from Dr, Seuss.
He shook mom’s hand instead of raising his hat. Every word he said, he expressed with his hands, He had on white gloves…..ok, they were medical gloves but the image was the same. What? He turned out to be Sam I Am. What a dentist he would make! No, no….he behaved like Sam I Am, Cow Kitty. Do you know mom’s tooth didn’t hurt anymore! Turned out it was her sinus’ acting up and they made her tooth pound. He prescribed antibiotics. When he told mom she shouldn’t have a prescribed anti-biotic without taking food with it, he wagged his finger back and forth just like Sam I Am.
When mom left the dentist, she felt good to have met Sam I Am’s human twin.
One of our favourite Dr. Seuss quotes: So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.
Kali, Kali I was taken in the little box to the vet’s this morning! *Shoko runs into the bedroom and wakes Kali.* Good grief Shoko, you scared me. Yawn!! You went to the vets? You? There’s never anything wrong with you, I wonder why mom took you there.
It was horrible Kali. They weighed me by putting me in this stupid looking basket with a paper towel in it. Like…like I was going to go tinkles on their precious machine. After that episode I rushed to get back in my box and managed to sit there till Dr. Kalyn came into the room. She said I weigh about the same as last year so I’m keeping my kittenish figure. Mom babbled away at her and then Dr. Kalyn stuck her fingers in my mouth. Cwap, she made my sore tooth hurt. I didn’t like it a bit but then she said to me, “My little sweetheart, I’m so sorry to have to do this to you.” Hey, Dr. Kalyn is very nice to us. I got the chance to get into my box so took it. Mom and Dr. K babbled back and forth for a bit and dad stood playing his game. I heard, “We’ll be back Monday.” and we were outta the little exam room. The visit was $36.80 but Dr. Kalyn didn’t charge mom for the visit. BONUS!
I was quiet all the way home and thundered outside as soon as the door was open. Cow Kitty was over for a visit so I sat down and told him all about it. His tail just kept getting bigger. I scared him.
Cow Kitty was so startled by the vet news, he dropped the moth he had in his mouth. Egads! I don’t want them to drill out a tooth or something equally as bad. Look Shoko, is your tooth sore? Yes. Doesit hurt more when you chew down on that tooth? Yes. Is it the worst pain you’ve ever felt when you bite into your favourite treats, Island Paradise. Oh, you know it is, Kali. My eye water’s and the pain makes me drop my treat and run…thundering down the hall. It only makes sense then to see the dentist at the vet’s. You don’t want to lose most of your teeth like me. You don’t have to mouth your wet food, it’s just that your tooth is very sore so this is your way of compensating. I know you’re right Kali but I still don’t like the idea. C’mon Shoks we’ll go grab a nap together. OK. but no mushy stuff. I just want to feel your with me sis. OK, my lil sis.Aww…I feel more relaxed now.
Have a great Wednesday my friends.
Take a zip over to Lexi the Schnauzer and read about her latest campaign strategy meeting. I read this post after the vet visit and it cheered me right up.