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Qannik discovered yesterday that ear nibbling distractions are not an approved behavior when Hu-Dad is driving the Jeep.
A couple of issues cropped up on Qannik’s bloodwork from his vet exam on Monday, so we decided to do a couple of additional tests yesterday. Nothing crazy wrong, but just some readings that were more on the edge of normal range, so we are doing a more extensive thyroid test as well as an adrenal gland test. The adrenal gland test, known as the ACTH, requires two blood draws within two hours of each other, so Hu-Dad decided that he and Qannik would go for a Blue Ridge Parkway drive in between tests (since going home and back would eat up much of that two hours).
Qannik had the entire Jeep to himself since no other dogs traveled. The bad news was it was raining, so Hu-Dad put the windows in the Jeep. Qannik decided to claim the spot right behind Hu-Dad since he couldn’t hang his head out the back window.
Things were going great until Qannik got a little bored. He decided something needed chewing and Hu-Dad’s ear lobe was right there. So nibble, nibble, nibble. For some odd reason, Hu-Dad thought that was quite distracting and implemented the new rule – no ear nibbling the driver.
P.S. – To see how rainy it was, Hu-Dad has posted a couple of photographs from the Blue Ridge Parkway over on his other blog – the blog not about us.
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