Smooch had her annual physical last week,
wherein the vet reminded me that Smooch is 10-1/2 years old.
How did that happen?!
So Smooch received her first "senior" wellness exam, wherein the vet
stretched and flexed and rotated Smooch's back legs and said, "what good hips you have."
Then she examined Smooch's teeth and said, "what interesting tartar you have."
Apparently, Smooch has very special tartar, not caused by food but by mineral deposits.
We concluded my well water must be the culprit.
Smooch has a bump on her side and another bump on her paw that we've been monitoring
for a few years. This time, the vet measured them and said she'd remove them if they
got bigger by the time of Smooch's next visit which, because she's achieved senior status,
will now be at six-month intervals.
Smooch: Getting old sucks.
Me: I couldn't agree with you more.