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    one club here has a few competition tables and a scramble with surface like that. No grip. So Frosty has done that more than once when I forgot to slow her down before asking her to "table up".

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    I have the opposite problem, my vet is a little timid of Xena (50kg of neo mastiff X) she cut her leg escaping and the vet wanted a look, he asked me to hold on tight so he could have a look. I said I don't need to , asked her to drop, she rolled on her back and put her leg right in his hand. I have never seen a vet look so bemused. I think he has now got over his "timidness" around her lol.

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    Loving this thread. Poor Sammy has had a few painful trips to the vet lately, and although he still loves them, he is more hesitant about letting them anywhere near him. The other day we were trying to pull his staples out and if he doesn't want to stay still, you can't really physically make him. Maybe if you had like 5 men, but with one girl and one vet who can only use 1 hand well it's just not going to happen. So Sammy and I have to have a talk. The vet was very skeptical when I first said, look stop everything for a sec, I need to talk to him, but now when he starts playing up or getting restless, he says, "oh you better talk to him." So I just back off and tell him that this needs to happen and there's no point fighting it, and we're going to make him all better and if he does want to fight it I'll just wait all day and the only difference will be I'll have no money left over to buy any BBQ chicken. I don't imagine he understands everything, but maybe I sound really calm and assertive. Whatever it is, it works as well as sedation. He often does a big sigh/groan and then we can just get to work. My vet has now been able to perform a series of procedures that in theory could always have been done on an awake dog, but in practice it's the first time he's ever been able to.

    My beautiful boy is now 2.5 years old, has been attacked and nearly lost his eye to a pitbull, cut his paw open on a corrugated iron fence and been hit by a car and yet not once in his life has he been sedated. Gosh that sounds terrible - I made all this effort to buy a dog that was healthy and the vet is always amazed at the speed with which he heals, but I really need to get on top of his accident rate...

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    That's seriously cute, 99. And Sammy's very tough!

    My old dog was hit by a car and that's when she developed a fear of vets. She would just tremble when I took her in, really sad. But then, one of the last times I took her, I had to leave her there and when they went to get her from the cage when I picked her up, the vet started laughing because my dog had managed to chew a lead in half that was hanging on the outside of the cage. I reckon she must have thought she was tied up. She would chew through a lead in seconds if she got the sh!ts about being tied up...

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    Had to find this thread again and comment about out vet experience today... Meika had an ear infection so off to the vet we went, I looked behind in my rear-vision mirror to see Molly chasing the car after jumping the fence, I always make a point to take one dog away and leave the other at home so they don't get anxious when one dog goes but Molly wasn't happy today and we were running late so in the car she went.
    We got to the vet and all Molly wanted to do was be friendly to the resident cat, wouldn't sit still and did not stop crying/whinging/being a pest while we were in the waiting room. We got into the consult room and she settled down a bit, the vet left the room to examine Meika's ear swabs and Molly did not one, but two GIANT, HUGE and STINKY craps all over the floor in a matter of 10 seconds! I was only realising she did 1 and there was another one already on it's way out! I was so embarrassed!! The consult rooms at this vet surgery are tiny with no windows and it stunk us out so bad that the vet had to take us into another room! And to top it off everytime the vet touched one of Meika's ears she screamed so loudly that it sounded like he was cutting them off! It's only a very minor yeast infection and they are fine when I touch them, she was just being a sook!

    The staff looked more than relieved when me and my 'circus' left...

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    I'm sorry, but bwahahaha!

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    I'm really sorry to but Bwahahahahahaha, oh my, i love it when those things happen to OTHER PEOPLE
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    I almost died of embarrassment!! She's fully house trained and was outside in the yard all morning chewing a bone so it's not like she didn't have a chance to go earlier!

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    Finally had a chance to get Bronx into the vets today for his heartworm needle, microchipping and just a general check over. He's now a 'ute dog'...like as in a real one that rides in the back (restrain of course) so this was his longest run and he loved it !!

    Still a puller...so i got dragged into the vets where the girls where all over him (cause it's Mojo's new buddy...they LOVE the Mojo !!). Overall health check resulted in everything ticked !!

    Then came the heartworm neeedle that Mojo fought against and howled.....nearly resulting in me getting stabbed and then the needle breaking off.......but the Bronxster just took it in his stride.....he's a tough cookie (well compared to the giant pug he is anyway LOL.)

    The she brings out the bloody microchip needle thing (should be called 'The Stabber' )...wholly molly even i flinched at the thickness of that sucker and i wasnt about to have it plunged between my shoulders !!! Poor Bronxy didnt think too much about that. It was the first time i've heard him whimper but it was over and done with as quickly as possible.

    So i'm standing at the counter talking to the nurse and i hear this bird noise coming from under her desk....2 baby magpies getting babysat till they are old enough to be released. The nurse is not just Mojo's girlfriend but also a wildlife carer.

    So the bill gets paid and a date set for Bronxy's desexing (yes, i am lopping his nangers...i'm a asshole, i know ) and we drive off.
    Get down the road...driving along minding my buisness... then BANG !!!
    Out of nowhere a bird flies straight in my drivers window and KO's himself on the back window and lands on the back seat. I covered him up with a towel...did a U turn and i'm walking back into the vets with a new addition to her bird collection. Poor thing was in shock. If he survives the first 24 hours she thought he stood a good chance of recovery buit it was touch and go. I hope the little fella fights and wins.

    Another interesting and expensive day at the vets
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    Poor little birdy

    Those microchip needles are massive! We had to microchip the foals at work the other day and I had the lucky job of holding them. I was covered in some bruises after that!!

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