Our vet deserves a Gold Medal and probably a good drink for having Rufus as a patient! Rufus did not want to go to the vet today and had “saddy sam” eyes all morning. While trying to leave the house Bailey grabbed him around the collar and did not want me to take him. I told everyone that Rufus would be right back. “We Always Come Home.” As I was leaving Bailey was throwing herself against the backdoor. Lovely…
Rufus started having anxiety as soon as we approached the vet’s door. He tried hiding behind me. I was actually pretty excited about this. When I first got him he would not come to me for help, so the fact that he wanted me to protect him means we are making progress! Rufus started to grumble at the Vet Techs. It was more huffing and puffing, but they wanted him to wear a soft muzzle since they would be so close to his face. I did not think he needed it, but I put it on him because I want them to be comfortable and Rufus needs to work on his manners when we greet Vet Techs.
Rufus did not feel that he needed the muzzle or that he needs to work on his manners. He did not like the muzzle and this caused him to have more anxiety and he went into shutdown mode. No matter what I said to him I could not comfort him. I wish they could see the fun side of Rufus. Rufus loves playing with his toys and is so inquisitive. He is an amazing big brother and so loveable, but they only get to see “anxiety boy.”
After a quick weigh-in, which Rufus does not want to talk about, he decided that if the muzzle was staying on he would just pee on the Vet. Oh My…our poor Vet. He was not expecting that. I didn’t even know what to say. After the exam I took the muzzle off and Rufus immediately started licking my face and trying to sit behind me. He is still running a temperature and has some kind of infection so he is on a new antibiotic. (I’m so glad he was licking my face) The face swelling has come down, but he is not himself. Fingers crossed he does not have to go back to the vet’s office…Fingers crossed our Vet continues to welcome us!
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