Friday, March 08, 2013

Callie's check up

Callie went to the vet the other day to have her yearly check up a few weeks early just to be sure that there is nothing physically wrong with her after her recent crate issues.

At the vet's, Callie was her usual charming self.  Since Callie rarely goes to the vet, I reminded the doctor that Callie needed to be muzzled prior to the examination.  Of course, as I am saying this, Callie is all happy, tail wagging and being pleasant while the vet is petting her.  

Dr. R : "You don't need a muzzle, do you Callie?"

Callie: "Scratch behind my ears, oh ya, that's the spot!"

Dr. R : "She's such a good girl, aren't you Callie?"

Callie: "Just keep scratching and we won't have a problem."

Me:  "Where is that muzzle?"

Sure enough, as soon as the examination began, Callie's happy-go-lucky demeanor changed. It's just one of her quirks and something that I was told about years ago when I adopted her.

So, after a thorough physical examination, it was determined that Callie is a very healthy dog.  There is nothing physically wrong with her.  

The vet joked that because Callie lives with blind dogs, a deaf dog, a blind and partly deaf dog and a dog with a bad leg, she has decided she's going to have an issue too!


The vet said, (as did many of you) that sometimes as dogs age, they develop issues/phobias.  We also talked about whether or not something or someone could have scared her in her crate but there is nothing that I can think of.  Callie is healthy and that makes me happy. Being out of her crate makes Callie happy, so we'll go with that!

20 comments:

  1. Your vet is funny!

    Glad Callie is healthy and glad you also insisted on the muzzle! It's all fun and games til the poking and prodding begins, isn't it Callie? She's so adorable!

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    1. Yes, our vet has a great sense of humor and actually, all the clinic staff are great! I still remember the first vet visit where we tried an exam without a muzzle. That lasted about twenty seconds before Callie snapped and on went the muzzle! (I couldn't resist and said, "I told you so.")

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  2. It's good news that Callie received a clean bill of health, and that she does fine as long as she isn't crated. Give her a scratch behind the ears from us. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

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    1. I certainly will give a scratch for you! I knew that Callie had nothing physically wrong, but do feel better that she's been checked out.

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  3. Better safe than sorry. Glad Callie got a clean bill of health. Love that your vet is funny. We recently switched vets because our first vet, while cheap, did not care about our dogs. I'd rather pay double and know my dogs are in good hands!

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    1. I agree with you, I'd pay more and be happy with the vet. Where we live, there is a vet clinic less than five minutes from the house. Instead, we drive about 45 minutes down the highway to the vet.

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  4. Seems like lots of pups were in for wellness exams this week. Glad Callie's went well. I like your VET :) Have a great weekend.

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    1. Our vet is great! Yes, it seems like this was the week of check ups. A friend of ours had one of their dogs in to the vet also. Spring tune-ups?!

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  5. Yay! Glad Callie is all healthy!

    Elyse and Riley

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    1. Thanks! Yes, healthy but a little bit strange...somewhat of a requirement at our house!

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  6. Bella has suddenly become frightened when the wind blows a door, making a knocking sound. Don't know where that came from. It seems to terrify her. Yet someone knocking on the door, she's out ready to fight.

    So maybe it is just a phobia.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. It's weird, eh? Poor Bella, being afraid like that for what appears to be no real reason. For now and hopefully long term, we're going with the room and Callie is happy.

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  7. Howdy All, glad Callie's vet visit went well. We don't know much about the crate issues or how to solve them because we only crated our dogs for a very short time when they were babies and then swapped the crate for their own pillow/bed. Maybe Callie just wanted to sleep on the couch while you were away cause it felt soooo good hehe. Take care and have a great weekend mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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    1. I'm not too sure about crate issues either, since this is the first I've had. You're probably right in that Callie wants to be extra comfy! Happy weekend to all of you - are you going to the beach again?

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  8. So glad Miss Callie is well. So very glad Callie ended up with the most understanding family ever.
    Admiration for your family is just too simple of a word.
    Love
    Bert and My Vickie

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    1. Thanks Bert, you're so kind and your Vickie too of course!

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  9. We are all glad to hear that Callie is doing well, other than her separation anxiety. It's so hard when dogs develop odd little behaviours that just leave you wondering why... or how. It sounds like you guys are on the right path to getting it all sorted though, just let Callie show you the way! :-)
    I sure love all your beautiful doggies, your photos and stories always bring a big smile to my face and a warm feeling to my heart... I am so glad they have you to watch over them and keep them safe.

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    1. I agree,, I am letting Callie lead me to what is best for her. Just because the human thinks it's the right way doesn't always mean it is. Forcing Callie into a crate that for some reason is causing anxiety is not going to happen. She's happy and relaxed so she'll stay out of the crate!

      Thanks for your kind words.

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  10. I'm very happy to hear that Callie is okay. I'm glad that you have a simple solution... You are amazing.

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    1. Hi! As you have demonstrated, knowing the individual dog and their personality is important in assisting them with different situations.

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