Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ambrose Visits the Veterinarian

Our people have a responsibility to help us stay healthy. They buy us really good food, exercise and train us. It also means that they have to take us to the veterinarian. Now I know some of you don't like to go to the vet's office but I really like my vets at Colony Park Animal Hospital. Barbara always makes the vet visits fun for me. I got lots of treats and petting there. Fortunately I am a healthy girl so I don't have to go very often, but I always have a big time when I do.

Ambrose had to go to see the vet for his vaccination and checkup. He seemed to really like the smells in the lobby.

Of course the receptionists and vet techs made a big fuss over him. Jessica gave him some treats too.

Dr. Allison was really gentle with Ambrose and gave him lots of peanut butter treats while he was on the table. When she looked in his eyes, he got a treat. When she looked in his ears, he got a treat. It was a complete treat fest, especially when he had to get his shot. He didn't even make a peep. Well he couldn't because his little mouth was stuffed with goodies!!!

I think he had a good time and will be happy to go for his check up in 3 weeks.

But outings are really tiring for puppies even when they are good outings. Ambrose came home and had to rest right away. Fortunately he is napping on his bed and not on mine for a change.


Deetz said...

Boy, he is growing really fast....
I hope you are playing alot of bitey face together

Ayla said...

Hi Niamh,
I like going to the vet's too. My vets give me lots of treats and all the staff make over me telling me I'm a pretty dog. They tell Sandi I'm so nice and calm. HA! I sure have them fooled.

Sounds like you are doing a good job training Ambrose to leave your stuff alone.

Today Ruby went to Max's for a bath. She's really fluffy from the blow dryer. Glad I didn't have to go!

Your BFF,

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We don't mind the vets either, she has some yummy biscuits in there that we get sometimes..hehe

Aww little Ambrose is so sweet.

Holly & Zac...XX

Hero said...

I'm glad to hear that Ambrose had such a wonderful experience at the vets. Next time he goes for a visit he'll probably be bouncing around in anticipation. I don't mind going to the vets, but I bet I'd love it a bunch more if they'd feed me cheese while I was there.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope Ambrose loves his vet forever, just like you do, Niamh! Treats help - that's for sure!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ludo van puppy said...

He was a very brave boy! I used to like the vets lots, I wented everytime auntie Penny did, but now I got left there for my new ters I think I not like them anymores!
~lickies, Ludo

Agatha and Archie said...

See? My advice worked! He is on his own bed! But no matter how many treats we get THERE we still are not the keenest on it...Love A+A

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

The vet visit as a treatfest. Great! Ambrose looks rather handsome on his bed!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Mango said...

We don't mind the vet because we always get tons of smoochies and foodables (although I am afraid to get on the scale).


Joey said...

Zeke has been going to the vet every three weeks forever! Now he has to go today for shots again - poor guy! Looks like you have a very nice vet.

See ya!

Fenway said...

Wow that was a huge day for Ambrose. Please tell him that vet's offices are not really that great and he is being lulled by their treats and petting.

Some day he was see that awful movable exam table. That's the one that self-levitates and puts a mighty fear into doggies.

Hope you're going easy on your sick Mama and telling Ambrose to behave a bit more!

Your pal,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
Yes, going to the vet is not funny for me but I understand it is for my own well being!
I get treats when I go there but I never eat them!
Glad to see Ambrose had a good time there!
Kisses and hugs

Chef said...

What a smart vet to make his visit fun. My vet does that too.I don't mind going there because I play in the waiting room with the other dogs, I get cookies and Mama always buys me a new toy on the way out.

It sounds like Ambrose is learning who's stuff is who's. Way to go!