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Rockabye Baewulf, in Aneshesia

Poor Bae had a rough day. He needed a good teeth cleaning and had to be anesthesized for it, which is a fancy way of saying put to sleep, but that's not a term you want to use when talking about pets. I suggested reading one of my books to him, but the vet thought we should use a more scientific method. Also, the vet refused to buy one of my books.

He also needed to have his nails trimmed. (Bae, not the vet. Well, maybe both.) Now, we don't know what happened to the poor guy before we got him (Bae, not the vet); but one thing we've learned is that you are not going to trim his nails while he's awake. The only time I ever saw him try to bite someone was when they were trying to give him a trim.

So we dropped Bae off at the vet at 8 a.m., with instructions to pick him up sometime between 2 and 5 p.m. We rushed back in at 1:55.

You see, in addition to it being the first time he was away from home without us, it was the first time we were home without him since he first arrived. Mommy and Daddy were very stressed. We were also worried about how he'd handle being in a kennel without us around: When we first got Bae, we had a metal cage to keep him in until he was potty trained, for when we had to go away. It was one of those heavy gauge wire things, designed for large dogs, since Bae weights around 90 pounds.

He tore it apart. That's not a figurative term, he literally tore it apart.

We shouldn't have worried: When they led Bae out the best he could do was give us a weak tail wave and stumble to the car. At home he summoned up enough energy to jump onto Emily's spot on the couch, where he remained. That stuff stayed in his system for hours, while we fed him a little broth and petted him, which he didn't seem to notice. It's too bad this had to disrupt his nap schedule. I myself took a three hour nap, and when I got up he was still out of it.

Next time I go to the dentist, I want me some of that stuff.
"Dude, stop with the pictures. I just want to sleeeppp....zzzzzzzz"

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curiouswombat
Mar. 16th, 2017 09:08 pm (UTC)
Poor Bae - glad it went well.
ozma914
Mar. 18th, 2017 09:28 pm (UTC)
He's our baby! Even though he's probably older than me in dog years.
cornerofmadness
Mar. 17th, 2017 03:49 am (UTC)
Poor guy
ozma914
Mar. 18th, 2017 09:29 pm (UTC)
I suspect his only real trauma was being left alone at the vet's -- which is trauma enough. He pretty much slept through everything else.
cornerofmadness
Mar. 19th, 2017 01:57 am (UTC)
they'll tell you that's trauma enough. My cat surely will.
ozma914
Mar. 19th, 2017 05:49 am (UTC)
That's for sure!
kazzy_cee
Mar. 17th, 2017 10:03 am (UTC)
Poor baby :(

My vet always tries to get me to train our cats to have their teeth cleaned with a toothbrush. I say that I'd rather keep my arms and legs intact thank you....
ozma914
Mar. 18th, 2017 09:30 pm (UTC)
Wow--I don't think I'd have the courage to try that!
psubrat
Mar. 18th, 2017 02:38 am (UTC)
Poor pup! But he's such a handsome doggy! <3
ozma914
Mar. 18th, 2017 09:30 pm (UTC)
Isn't he, though?
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