We got up at some terribly early hour this morning and got everyone ready to go.
Azzie was THRILLED to go for a car ride – Gina was her usual serene self.
Open windows for the slow parts of the ride and then we were on the autobahn and on our way.
It’s about a 35 to 40 minute drive and Azzie was finally settled by the time we were 5 minutes out, of course
She’s my wild child.
So we got there early (as suggested) and waited for them to open the doors. Got in first, first in line, so we sat in the waiting room and filled out forms and Azzie and Gina said hi to the other waiting patients and then _kinda_ settled a bit.
I was then asked to go to the exam room with Azzie for her quick vitals check. Gina gave her a nose kiss before she headed off.
Azzie calmed down enough for the tech to check her pulse, but her heart was still pounding from all the excitement. I did tell them she gets very excited and they just need to give her a moment to settle…
I said they need to do all the finicky stuff when she’s out, otherwise they will have a crazy little bear on their hands!
Only thing they can’t do while she is sedated is taking blood… Good luck with that, I told them.
Luckily, they are true professionals with years of experience and the vet herself was taking the blood, so I am not worried. Hopefully they can give her something to calm her before they start all that kind of stuff.
The vet finally arrived (she had been stuck in traffic) and she checked Azzie over quickly and explained what she was going to do, etc.
Azzie was very respectful of Dr Gundel – a little unsure as well. But I have heard great things about the Dr and I was very happy to hear we would have her as our vet. Then Dr G said it was time for me to go and for them to go take blood and get Azzie ready for her surgery. My heart nearly squished its way out of my mouth I had such a sudden rush of fear/worry/anxiety for my precious little furry child. Is that what moms feel like? As Dr G led her away and I walked off down the corridor I felt like crying! It was crazy! I felt so bad for the poor little tyke – head down, tail down, slinking along. She went semi-willingly – there was no lead tugging – so I am hoping she is not too traumatised. My poor baby.
So today I will be keeping my phone close, but hoping that I hear nothing – because that means it’s all good.
We will see her again later this afternoon.
Hope she forgives us!