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As followers of our Facebook page know, the seniors – Natasha, Rusty and Kiska – all went to the vet Monday for their regular check-up. Don’t worry, the juniors all get to go next Monday. But we have not shared the funniest part of the visit.
Kiska, as you may know, had a pretty rough start in life before she came to Chez Herd. She has come a long ways in her trust of humans, but she still can be very nervous in stressful situations. Our vet office is terrific and the staff works really hard to make every animal comfortable, but with a patient like Kiska you just need a little extra. Thus – peanut butter.
Really, it says it right in her medical records. Both a vet tech and the veterinarian told me that it said peanut butter in the notes. The staff uses a big spatula of peanut butter to distract Kiska from the various poking and prodding that is required. And it works big time.
The problem, however, was not with Kiska. Kiska was the last of the three to be examined and Natasha and Rusty were looking wide-eyed at the fact that Kiska was getting peanut butter during the exam – but they had not had one bit for their just completed exams.
Which brings us to Queen Natasha the Evil. QNTE expects everything to go exactly as she plans it and she can be quite emotional when her plans go awry. The fact that her sister was getting a giant glob of peanut butter and QNTE got nothing was too much to bear. When QNTE is frustrated, she takes it out on whatever pup is standing closest. Poor, innocent Rusty was standing there drooling over the peanut butter when QNTE snapped in his direction.
Everything was under control in seconds and the vet tech radioed for peanut butter to be served to everyone (nothing like someone coming in with the GIANT jar of peanut butter to bring calm to the situation).
The funniest part – a new note has been entered in the medical records, this time for QNTE, “You can’t blame a girl for a little frustration over peanut butter to her sister.”
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P.S. – All initial results came back fine for everyone. Rusty has successfully lost a couple of pounds to take pressure off of his spine (he was of normal weight before, but this is an extra precaution). Full lab results will be back in a day or so.
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