One Tough Chick

Yesterday I took Penny to the vet for round two of her puppy vaccinations. When Eko was a puppy he was a whiny wreck during his vaccinations, so I felt a bit apprehensive about how Penny would handle the visit. Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, marking our territory, dogs, blog, adveture

Just look at that sweet girl…how could I let this little delicate flower be poked, prodded and injected?

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The welcome sign was a nice touch for Penny’s first visit, but Penny can’t read yet so she didn’t fully appreciate the gesture

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There we were, alone in the exam room with one last chance to make a break for it and escape the needles and syringes

Ok, so I’m playing up the drama a tad, but I did feel bad I couldn’t warn Penny about the impending discomfort. As I lifted Penny to the exam table, I saw visions of puppy-Eko squirming, whining and crying.

All I can say is that Eko is lucky Penny wasn’t around when he was a puppy because she would have called him a big sissy. Despite the increasingly invasive exam (hello, thermometer!) Penny remained unflappable. The vet warned the vaccine shot might elicit a yelp or bite, but it barely raised a yawn from Penny.

After Eko finished his puppy vaccinations, he couldn’t get out of the office fast enough. Penny on the other hand appears to be a glutton for punishment.

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“What else ya got for me doc?”

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, marking our territory, dogs, blog, adveture  Like a good patient, Penny paid careful attention to her medical history

And I guess my little masochist didn’t get her fill at the vet because when we got home she decided to pick a fight.

Penny jumped off the couch onto an unsuspecting Eko. He was not quite so calm once she landed

Apparently Eko and I are just a couple of softies. But Drill Sergeant Penny has made it clear she is going to toughen us up!

35 thoughts on “One Tough Chick”

  1. Great vet experience loved the pictures. I’ve seen a wipe off board before with dogs names on it for the day. I keep thinking we should do that at our clinic. Did you really think it was nice and something that should be done?

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    • I didn’t notice the sign at first and the staff didn’t call attention to it, so it was a fun discovery when it did catch my eye. It’s simple, easy to do and I got a smile out of it. I say go for it.

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  2. OMGoodness, Penny! I was at the vet today too. I got a shot and a checkup. I was not afraid. I kissed the doctor a hundred times, and didn’t bat an eye when she stuck me with the needle. We girls are tougher than we look.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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