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Vet day for Lexi Lynn

I just got back from the veterinarian with Miss Lexi Lynn who got her annual exam and shots. All I can say is, "Wow, I'm sure glad that is over." Now believe me, I love my Lexi to death, however, she is petrified of everything. Lexi just turned two years old in May so she's still a quite lively pup and weighs 45 pounds. She refuses to go outside during the day usually, especially if she hears the following things;

1. Hammering (as in a new roof being put on by a neighbor)

2. Lawn mower (even if it's way far away)

3. Children laughing (yes even a block over- she has great hearing)

4. The dog next door barking

5. The neighbors next door outside on their porch cooking or something.

6. The slamming of a door-I don't know where- anywhere

7. Firecrackers (well I can give her a little slack for that)

8. A noisy truck or motorcycle going in FRONT of the house, while she is in the backyard.

So getting back to Lexi's vet visit. It took me forever to get her in the car. The ride over was uneventful-thank goodness. I had the car seat covered in towels and paper towels ready for any accidents that she usually has when she goes somewhere.

We got to the vet's office and she wouldn't get out of the car. After getting her leash untangled off my legs, once I got out, she got out. She was gently guided to go through the door of the clinic.

Once in the door, before they could even weigh her she gave them a brown present on their floor. Lovely! Well at least she didn't do it in the car and we needed a stool sample anyway.

Once in the examining room, Lexi wouldn't come out from under the bench. To make a long story short, the techs ended up putting a slip leash on her and a muzzle. But she still fought. Those poor girls!! She needed her nails clipped real bad so they were all over the floor and counter with Lexi. She is one strong dog! After what seemed like forever, they finally got it done and she even got a shot. The doctor, bless her heart, tried to examine her the best she could, in a muzzle, with the tech tedding bear hugging Lexi on the floor. It wasn't easy!

So we are home, Lexi's panting asleep on the floor and I'm worn out. Thank goodness we only have to do this once a year. emoticon :smile: And thank goodness to the great techs and vets at Northgate Pet Clinic!

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Ellis wrote on July 24, 2014, 6:48 PM

It's a rare dog that likes going to the vet especially after they have experienced their temp. being taken...

astraldreamer wrote on July 24, 2014, 7:16 PM

bless her, what breed is she? my dad used to have a half collie half lurcher, looks a lil similar to your dog, im no expert but id suggest taking a long long drive to a forest,or a open field, somewhere quiet, take along her food, and then just walk her a little bit there and feed her there, do this as often as she can.
It may be that she never gets used to the hustle and bustle of normal every day life but maybe if she can relax a little bit in a quieter place it may help her do just that

AngelSharum wrote on July 24, 2014, 7:17 PM

I hate that she is so scared. Riley wants to investigate almost every noise he hears. He gets excited going to the vet because he smells the other dogs and loves everyone he meets. He is a little rambunctious though.

LoudMan wrote on July 24, 2014, 9:47 PM

Really? It seems there'd be NO BETTER REASON...oh...Lexi's a female. I see. ;)

LoudMan wrote on July 24, 2014, 9:48 PM

She sure is one beautiful dog there. Puddin' is kind of a chicken too.

CharlotteRaynor wrote on July 24, 2014, 10:46 PM

That is very true. Lexi doesn't like it because it seems like every time she goes there, they cut her nails and she just hates that!! lol

CharlotteRaynor wrote on July 24, 2014, 10:47 PM

Lexi is part Mini Pin and part rat terrier. I like your suggestion. I may just have to do that. Thanks!

CharlotteRaynor wrote on July 24, 2014, 10:48 PM

I wish Lexi was that way. Instead I'm the one that gets excited to see all the dogs at the vet. haha

CharlotteRaynor wrote on July 24, 2014, 10:49 PM

Thanks Don! She seems to think so and she does like to be praised. How is Puddin'? I haven't seen any posts about her lately, or maybe I missed them.

LoudMan wrote on July 24, 2014, 11:53 PM

With no camera, the posts about her just aren't as fun. Besides, the titles would be, "Puddin' the Ankle-Biter" Parts 1 - 100. :)

AliCanary wrote on July 25, 2014, 12:11 AM

Oh goodness, sounds like you have a scaredy-dog! One of my cats is skittish and the other one is laid back, but neither of them likes going to the vet!