Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lamb bone and a visit to the Vet

Just look at that face.

Holly picked up some lamb and one of the side benefits is that it usually has a bone suitable for Louise. This is always a highlight for her and she gets quite excited. I get quite excited too, because Holly is an excellent cook and as always, the lamb was very tasty.

I know that last picture is a little out of focus, but I really like the expression on Louise's face, which is why I decided to go with it anyway. She settled in on her pet bed and went to work on it. The bone kept her busy for the rest of the night but there was still most of the bone left over by bed time.

The other thing that happened recently was our annual visit to the vet. I guess it wasn't really the annual one, since we arrived months after the reminder notice was sent out. Still, better to be late than to have never showed up at all. We brought all three pets in for their shots and Louise went first.

It was pretty obvious that she remembered the vet and what that experience involved. She was not interested in being anywhere near him. When we placed her on the examination table she would move to the far edge - away from Dr. Sandhu. She was squirming so much that we had to hold her tight just for him to use the stethoscope on her chest. Louise remembered that this was where needles were involved.

Eventually we got her shots done (she had 3) and then we brought her back into the lobby while we looked after our two cats. Louise was cool as a cucumber and relaxed on one of the chairs while the cats were being dealt with. From there it was home, where all three animals slept off the medications for the night.


Wilma said...

I LOVE that look on Louise's face in that last picture. She looks so truly happy and content. A real smile! I think Louise is just so special.

Sandy said...

Glad to hear no more trauma than shots :-) What more can I say Louise is adorable.

Minnie Moo said...

That lamb bone looks delicious. I'm very jealous.


Minnie Moo

Manda and Oisín x said...

Wow that lamb bone looks yummys! :)


PunkRawkKnitter said...

Do you give Louise a cooked lamb bone or raw? Does she just eat all the meat and gnaw at the bone or does she eat the entire bone?

iTripped said...

We have given her both raw and cooked bones. Most often cooked, as we are just extracting the bone out of what we would eat for ourselves. At any rate, it is not an everyday event and is reserved for special occasions.