Today was the day. This morning we loaded Tsar, Morgan and Samba in the car and went to their vet visit. Tsar was reluctant to go in, and once inside kept going to the door and scratching to go out. When we entered the exam room Samba immediately jumped onto the table and from there reached onto the counter to get a treat. The treat jar was moved to the other side of the counter.
Samba had a good report card. She has a little cyst on her back, but it's not one to worry about. Morgan had a good report, too. She still has her anxiety problems that we treat daily and also has a little cyst on her back. Dr B detected the start of a little arthritis in her legs, but nothing too severe. Tsar did well, too. He has a slight noise when breathing, sort of wheeze. Dr B said it seems to be just older dog noise, nothing to worry about, but something to watch. They were all happy to get home and join the rest of the pack.
This afternoon it was the turn of the four girls. When we got to the hospital they were very excited and it took a little while for them to calm down. They first started removing pamphlets from the display in the exam room, till I removed them from the display case and put them out of reach. Then they discovered the scrub sink in the room. They immediately did what water dogs do, went for the water.
Drinking from the sink kept them amused for most of the visit.
Lola and Bailey each had great exams. Norma Jean has to watch her weight. Tess has her leg problems, but so far they aren't causing her any discomfort. She still runs and jumps with the others.
They really were pretty well behaved after the initial excitement. The Doctor was pleased with them and everybody received a yummy treat when they were finished. Each dog gets a written report card that covers seventeen areas. Although no one had a perfect card, there were no major red marks of concern.
On Friday the three remaining boys will have their visit, then I can relax again.