Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The 11 Day Stretch

With Hilary needing a Friday+Weekend off to have her wisdom teeth removed that put me on track to have an 11 day stretch with no full days off!  I worried that it would be too hard but just having completed my 10th day today I survived and it wasn't too bad!  Plus my pay check will have extra time on it so that is great!

Peter Patches went with me on one of my full 8 hour days so he didn't have to stay home by himself all day.  

 He was not to happy bout that!

Spunky had some extra yard time due to less borders.

I am in love with this boy.  He is just so sweet.  He runs around and wags that tail!  ;)

Here are some of the furry friends I have been working with.

We had a day border...Peppy.  He had to have blood work and his owner let him hang out with us while she went grocery shopping.

Borders Maddy and Ally.

Borders Dagon and Mya

 And as always Spunky Monkey man!

 After his day at the clinic Peter Patches was wore out.  He barked all day when I would walk away from him.  He didn't want me to forget he was still there!

 I had a couple of repeat borders.  This is Sampson the Dachshund.

And Pete the Cavalier.  This one was special as I saw him walk in with his poppa, I got to check him in, take care of him during his entire stay, and when his poppa came back I got to reunite them.  So its totally cool to see the entire process!!!

 I am extra vigilant to keep my cubby's clean and organized.

 Sybila the Weim.  She was the sweetest dog ever!  So obedient too! 

She loved to be petted and oh did she love to eat!

I have had quite a few labs come in for drop off procedures and baths.  (not pictured is Buddy the lab).  This is Lacy Lou.  

Look in enough cages and you never know what you will find with a vet who does ALL animals!  Here we have a lovely bunny!

And the teeny tiny orphan kitty who drew the lucky card and got the BIG OL' cage!!!!  Speaking of kitties we have had quite a few come in.  I love getting to play with them.  They are all just so happy.  I have mastered the kitty hold for blood draws.  (Karate CHOP!)

And then to my horror I came in one morning to find Spunky sitting in his messy cage.  He had very bad tummy troubles!   I cleaned him up and took him to the treatment area.

 They drew blood (heartworm neg thankfully), and gave him fluids.  Now I had to have Morgan stick him as I have recently found out "I CANNOT POKE A FRIEND".  LOL  But I did hold him and rock him while he was getting fluids.  He enjoyed that part of it!

He was put on a prescription diet but didn't eat breakfast. 

 However he did eat for me midday and at dinner.  

To make him more comfortable I took off his collar and put it with his other pawsessions.

I really though something bad was happening thankfully it wasn't serious and with staying on the can food he has seemed to make a full recovery.  But now he is crying when being picked up.  He has author-i-tis so we have to be careful when taking him out.  But he is still happy when I come to see him even if he no longer dances for me. :(

 Maddy and Ally out this weekend in the yard.

Dagon earned my trust and got to go leash free.

I asked Mya if she could do her "Little Boston Dance" for me...

She did!  This is the best pic I could get of it.  She was moving about so quickly!

EEK a cat!  This is Tuffy.  He is a BIG cat but is pure love.  When he arrived he was put in a kennel beside Willamina (Sphynx cat who is boarding due to a bad ear infection). Well in the cat kennels they have a small door in between the 2 separate kennels so that if you like you can let them have access to only one kennel or to both sides and have a larger kennel.  Well Tuffy opened the door and went into Willamina's kennel and boy did she have mental fits about that and for 2 whole day she was screaming because someone got into her kennel!

This wild man is Mo Jo the maltese.  He was singing a lovely tune to me while I worked!

In a not so pleasent surprise we found a few wild mice roaming the clinic.  We have set traps in secure locations to catch them and already caught one.  But the others are quite sneaky and pull the food off without getting caught!

Some of the hospital or surgery dogs have been quite fun this week.  I have gotten to work with pugs, an english springer spaniel (who somehow managed to escape his kennel), an Airedale (Brady), countless kitties (including a bangle who attacked one of our vet techs and Marley the black long hair kitten), beagles, and some mixed breeds.  This pibble girl tore out her stitches and had to have a return visit.  She left in the cone of shame!

And remember this handsome fella?  Yep its my first taxi client Mac.  He spent the night with us because he had a dental and tumor removal.  He is so sweet.

And again we have empty kennels.   When I left today we had no boarders (only Spunky) and some hospital and drop off dogs in the large kennels. 

 As I left I said bye to my boy.  He didn't get up but thats ok.  He needs his rest and I am glad we don't have many borders cause now its quieter in the kennels for him.  I often run through the kennels putting up laundry or getting a dog and he is snoozing away.  I made him a big comfy bed out of an old dog bed mattress and a cover out of a soft towel to make him feel better.  I think he likes it! 

See you tomorrow lil boy!

Not pictured is Presley (HW+ blood hound), countless kitties (including the long hair black cat Marley), Max (great Pyrenees), Colby (shepard mix), Boonie (coonhound), Mookie (pom with the cute hair cut), Rosie (chihuahua),

Other than the dogs I am cleaning the clinic, doing call backs (to check on pets that have been recently seen), opening/invoicing/putting away the deliveries, and talking farmville with Melissa! 

One experience I will never forget is I have seen parvo for the first time.  A man came rushing in with a dog over his shoulder limp as a noodle and when he put him on the floor to fill out paperwork the dog bled out.  Since I am the kennel girl I got the job of cleaning it up.  In the end the dog was too far gone and was euthanized.  It was hard to watch this whole thing go down but it drives home the point that you should always vaccinate your pets.  I cant imagine the pain this one year old puppy went through!  Rest in peace puppy!

We also added a new vet tech, Liz, and a new vet, Dr. Rushing, to the clinic.  So at our weekly meeting we got a full tour of the clinic led by none other than Dr. Flanary!

So a lot can happen in 11 days....well 10 days...Still got one more to go!  Then its a 3 day weekend for me.  I have lots of pictures in my camera of Mollie, Bobo, Uncle and Patches and hopefully I will get them up this weekend.  But I make no promises.  LOL  



  1. You are going to need your rest after 11 day straight of working. That Spunky is such a cutie. I'm glad he has you to give him some extra TLC.


  2. Good luck tomorrow on your eleventh day!!! ANd getting rid of those mice!!

  3. Oh yes us Weims really do love to be petted and eating, forget about it, we are champs. And MOM agrees with you 100% that we are smart smart smart. I hope your 11th day is fantastic.

  4. Wowser! You sure are keeping busy. What does Mollie and BoBo think when you come home with all those funny smells? I bet they sniff you all over!

    Bijou and Banjo

  5. Have a terrific Thursday and if you need me I am your mouse catcher.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. What a week! We loved hearing about everyone but it was so sad about the parvo pup. One reason Mom could never work in a vet clinic. Her can't handle stuff like that.

    And how is Mr. Patches doing? He was a real wild child when he first went to live with you.

  7. I love Spunky too, he is adorable.

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