Sunday, October 21, 2012

Much ado about nothing

All my worrying and agonizing about hauling Hank and Lucy to the vet paid off – not a single bad thing happened. That's not to say I enjoyed it, but we got there and back safely, and they both were model patients.

New x-rays showed that Hank's knee is only a tiny bit worse than last year, which was great news. The vet pronounced Hank's teeth perfect and didn't need to be floated, so he didn't require any sedation, and I saved all kinds of money! Lucy's teeth needed a little work, so she saw pretty colors for awhile. The vet found a tick in one of Hank's ears, so he treated both of their ears, and George and Alan will get treated, too, when they make the trip in a couple of weeks.

Anyway, here's a little video of our uneventful day. Ok, so I just remembered the one bad thing that happened: I accidentally left the camera on all the way to Albuquerque. I have 90 minutes of footage showing the dashboard of my truck, accompanied by a soundtrack of me changing the radio station every 20 seconds. Don't worry - I edited all of that out. My point is, the camera battery was really low by the time we got to the clinic, so I had to conserve power and you won't see all of the good stuff. For which Hank is eternally grateful.


20 comments:

  1. you are a woman of many talents, the video had my attention and i was riveted to it the whole time, loved the music and the vet bath. LOL. thanks for sharing and for editing out the radio station changing.

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  2. Did the patients get a treat for being so good? ;-)

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  3. Estella from Co.10/21/12, 6:03 AM

    Glad to hear everything went well....I'm sure George and Alan will do just fine. You have such good kids. Have a good day and hugs all the way around.

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  4. Linda, I totally get how traumatic this is for you! So glad it was a safe and relatively simple visit!

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  5. Awwww....what GOOD babies you have! I wonder if George and Alan will be that well behaved?

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  6. I love how your write about your herd. When is the children's book coming out? Handsome Hank....what a guy.

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  7. I'm glad the batteries held up because the film was great. Beats Hollywood this time of year.
    Best always,

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  8. Loved the video, and I think I've told you before that you have a special talent for choosing the music! I'm going to go back and watch it again, but - out of deference to Hank - might have to close my eyes a moment while the tech is at his back end!!!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  9. I'm so glad things went well and that you made a video. So funny that you filmed the trip there. Who hasn't done that. Hope George and Alan are as well behaved on their trip.

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  10. Carol in N. Colorado10/21/12, 8:42 AM

    Poor Hank. His eyes were definitely watching and wide eyed with the sheath cleaning. Glad everyone is healthy. I hope they all got treats especially Lucy. She looked like she needed a stiff drink.

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  11. Going to the Dr. is never fun but Lucy and Hank look like they did really well....considering what they had to have done. And I'm glad the ride was uneventful. Did ya serve yourself an adult beverage and give the "kids" extra treats to celebrate? So very glad to hear that Hanks knee being just another year older and not a lot worse. I can relate to his knee problems. Oma Linda

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  12. I would have been totally nervous about pulling that big rig, but you did a great job.

    Cheers,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  13. Bravo to everybody!! Glad everything went well. Loved their/your movie production. Makes me feel like I made the trip with you.

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  14. "dodn't like the selection of magazines" hysterical!

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  15. Great video!
    I will say, I can't ever remember a time or a horse that would permit a sheath cleaning w/o being sedated. Hank gets a gold star!

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  16. I completely sympathize with shaky hands, upset stomach, thoughts of impending doom. And all I have to do is transport one cat. Trips to the vet are hard on animals, sometimes, hard on caretakers, always, speaking for myself. In your case you have 100s of well-wishers accompanying you.

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  17. I love when you do videos! It makes us voyers feel like we're really there.Please do more of them.

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  18. I'm so relieved everything went well for Hank and Lucy. They box like a dream! :D

    Hope George and Alan's trip is equally uneventful xx

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  19. Carson, why do you have to go all that distance to ABQ? Isn't there a competent vet closer to you??

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  20. What kind of ticks do they get in their ears? Is it Otobius? I'm learning about them in school and I know these ticks are present in the SW. We don't have them here in Wisconsin.

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