Poor bugger has tonsillitis and a manky tooth. He is on antibiotics to get the infection under control and then off for surgery next week.....
I made the appointment with the vet, she asked me what was wrong with him? Umm, well, I don't know, I think he is lethargic and just out of sorts, but then how do you tell with a greyhound? They sleep all day at the best of times!
Patch knows he isn't well. I think she is trying to exercise natural animal instinct to eliminate the weakest of the pack - she is being ultra nasty to the poor boy lately. They used to run around like lunatics and have the odd wrestle, now she just stands over him and sticks his head in her mouth.
She was nice to him when he came home from the vet today though. She gave us both the Spanish Sniffing Inquisition and then licked him and went back to bed, all the while giving me filthy looks for not taking her in the car too.
Rocks was a little traumatized by the whole trip. There was a little poodle in the waiting room that growled and lunged at him - repeatedly. I was not impressed, I swear that if it had been the other way around the lady would have kicked up big time. So instead I said quietly (but not quietly enough that she couldn't hear me...) "It's ok Rocks, the nasty little poodle won't eat you, he's just jealous of your long legs" After that she told her dog to be quiet and moved him to the other side of her. Yay, thanks for that. My poor tough greyhound has nearly poked his eye out cause his tail is so far between his legs it isn't funny and you finally realise why?!
I forgot that I hadn't been to this vet before and they weren't aware of my intense dislike of all things needle like, I nearly hit the floor as he pulled out a syringe to take blood before I had a chance to bolt from the room. I hate leaving them to have needles stuck in them with only strangers in the room, but then it's better than me being passed out on the floor I guess.
My guilt will assure Rocky a week of special sooky attention and hopefully he will be all good after his operation.