The Truth Comes Out

So last week I rushed the pregnant dog to the vet in an emergency visit. She woke up covered in wet and my first thought was "holy freak, she's leaking fluids. She's not due for a week and a half (puppies won't survive that early) and they've all died inside her and she's going toxic. I've lost the entire litter, and it'll be a miracle if the poor mom-dog survives this. WHY DO I RAISE DOGS?!"

So going in with that mindset, and knowing that I was in a hurry, I still made time to stop at Starbucks on the way. Knowing what I did, I needed the extra something to bolster me through the visit.

Once I got there, I realized that a corgi isn't exactly a tuck it under your arm and go kind of dog, and a hugely pregnant one that's oozing wet is even more awkward to carry. I wrapped a blanket around her and hoisted her into my arms, but that left zero hands available for my purse and drink. I'd need that drink. I asked Becky if she could bring my things for me, and we walked into the office. She opened doors for me as best as she could with a coffee in each hand (one for her), my purse hanging from the crook of one elbow, and her bag hanging from the other, and I marched on ahead of her with my dog in my arms.

I sternly reminded myself that no matter what happened, I wasn't going to lose my shiz and cry. And that's when the vet grinned and said, "I just have to say that with you walking in with the dog, and Becky following behind with the coffee, it looks like she's your personal assistant."

Even in a horrid situation, I'm glad that I can see the funny in things. "Yeh, that's actually the reason we kept her home from school this year."

And the day suddenly got a lot better. I wasn't way off in my initial assesment, because that's the first thought the vet had as well. Fortunately, after a panel of tests and probes, it was discovered that, among other things, the puppies were alive and well, and that mama peed in the crate and laid in it.

Stop laughing, it could happen to anyone.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm giggling. I know I shouldn't, but I am. I'm actually just really glad that it wasn't anything worse.

Ruby's Mom said...

I'm glad your dog is ok :)
Thanks for sharing this it made me smile.

Viv said...

This is too cute!

Trisha said...

Glad everything is okay with the dog but . . . I can't really stop laughing!

I think the picture of your "PA" tells how she feels about that position!

utmomof 5 said...

Yup, it could happen to anyone. In fact that exact scenario happened to me last week :)

Glad the dog and puppies are okay!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i'm dying laughing...becky as ur assistant! ha!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Can I tell you how relieved I am to know that humans are not the only species that wet themselves when enourmously pregnant?! Not that I know that from any sort-of firsthand experience.

I am so glad the dog is okay and so glad that your 'assistant' was there to help out :)

Bluepaintred said...

Oh thank goodness. Unfortunate for your wallet, but im glad that momma and pups are ok!

Karen Deborah said...

I hate to say it but my first thought was; maybe she peed. For reals. I love the little assistant with attitude!

Flea said...

I am DYING over here. My first thought was that Micah poured something on her. Phew!

caramama said...

When a female is pregnant, there could be pee happening at any time. I think we women who have been pregnant know all about peeing ourselves. The lying in it, however...

Very funny. Glad the dog is okay, and I love the picture you painted of your personal assistant!