So have you heard of the 9-1 theory? It's when you have 9 good things happen and 1 bad, and that 1 bad blots out the 9 good. It makes it difficult to see all the good things that have happened because of that one nagging thing that went wrong.
Well, I had the 5-1 theory happen yesterday when the vet made a "farm call" to our house for heartworm test and annual shots. 3 dogs did well, 1 did better than expected, 1 was an angel, and then there was the bad boy. Can you guess who it was?
This was the first time our vet has come to our house for anything, The three I was worried about the most was Brut, Chance and Blaze, in that order. Chance was my better than expected. I've never seen him so relaxed and take so well to the procedure and the vet. Blaze was an angel. Just a perfect angel. Didn't even fight when the needle went in to draw the blood. I couldn't believe it.
So you know who that leaves...my bad boy Brut. Everything was going so well, that I was hopeful if there was a chance and the circumstances were good, things with him would go well for him too. Except I forgot the one main point. The one main problem with Brut that was my greatest concern to begin with, the vet was on HIS turf. He was OK at first but he is sneaky. While I held his head and hugged his body, the vet held his leg to draw blood. Then it happened quickly, Brut growled than snapped at her in the face. He nicked her nose and got her shoulder, all while I held him. And I've had a hard time letting go of it. I knew better and I still tried.
We are taking him in the vet's office tomorrow to finish what never got started. Brut has a healthy fear of the vet's office. I've seen him run into Daddy's lap when a little dog got aggressive with him. This is a much better atmosphere for him to be handle because he knows it. He has to wear a muzzle though. And I'm OK with that. He's never tried to bite anyone before. So this is our first time. It was all wrong time, wrong place and something I didn't even come close to expecting.
So this afternoon should be interesting to say the least.
Somebody, please tell me, I can't be alone in this...has your dog ever been a problem at the vet with you?
Current blog look inspired by, dedicated to, and in memory of Brut. The studded star of the 24 Paws of Love.