Two weeks ago we got one of our Livestock Guardian Dogs spayed. The surgery went well, but they did have to keep Bayla overnight. I hated that because I know being left in a strange place was probably traumatic for her. They wanted to see her again two weeks after the surgery so they could make sure she was healing OK and take her stitches out. This was done yesterday.
This was my husband taking her down to the car so we could go. I made a mental note that I really...really need to wash the car and suspenders might make a good birthday gift for my husband. I know, it is easy to joke about those without enough butt to hold their pants up when unfortunately I have always had more than enough butt to keep my own pants up...lucky me....eh..moving on...I don't think Bayla quite realizes where she is going yet.
Now she does! I think it is safe to say this is the moment she realized she might be going back to the vet. Poor girl! And in my defense I must point out we DO live on a gravel road, the dust is horrible and red cars show all that dust....or maybe at this point it would be easier to say all that dust shows some red car.
"Well, as long as I am in the car I might as well enjoy the ride, but I am still a little worried where we might be going!" It is 20 miles to the vet clinic, I did my best to keep Bayla calm and sooth her nerves, for some reason the windows being down even a crack made her more nervous and upset so we kept them up for her, but she was still nervous and when Bayla is nervous she gets gas, bad..cover your nose up with your shirt, eye watering gas. I did not know this until yesterday but I won't be forgetting it anytime soon. It was a long 20 mile drive with the windows up.
So we got to the vet's clinic, got a breath of fresh air and Bayla got her stitches removed. The vet said everything looks fine and there is not any problems. Bayla was a very good girl and behaved beautifully in the vet clinic, although she was clearly a bit nervous. That turned into utter joy when she walked out the doors to the car, she was obviously very happy to be going home. She was probably afraid she was going to get left there again, that makes me feel really bad but she thanked us with a gas free ride back home.
This is Bayla, very happy to be back home on the farm! We tried to reward Bayla's good behavior with a rare treat of a plain McDonald's cheeseburger when we were in town, but she didn't want it there or when we got home, maybe she read the nutrition information on their food. She got some fresh chicken later that evening and her father, Dreyfus got her cheeseburger. Dreyfus is our senior livestock guardian dog, he is an intelligent, experienced dog that has been around the block a few times and he is wise enough to know never to turn a cheeseburger down. Dreyfus savored his cheeseburger prize and Bayla rejoiced in being back home and back with her beloved goats and now the car needs aired out and washed.
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