is this guy comfy or what?!
So, this week has been a little nuts. While the Hubbs was out of state on business, I ended up having to rush my sweet Chester to the emergency vet after choking on a piece of food. I’ve had pets all my life – I’ve been through (sometimes severe) ailments, heartbreaking losses, and even other emergency visits with my pets (I’m even a former veterinary technician), but nothing prepared me for the emotional stress of such an acute emergency. He’s choked before and I’ve been able to give him the Heimlich (yes, it actually works on dogs), but it wasn’t working after three different tries, so I called the emergency clinic and rushed him over.
He’s ok now (thank God), and I am lucky to have such knowledgeable and caring veterinarians within minutes from my home. The worst part was watching him walk away with the vet for his sedation, x-rays, and other tests. He’s a rescue and he’s been abandoned in the past, so all I could think about was the fact that he might think I was abandoning him. But of course, I was right there waiting for him the whole time, and I was happy to see the recognition in his face when he ran back into my arms. After a second trip back for issues related to stress from the first visit, Jessie (our other dog) and I cuddled with him while he napped for the rest of the day and night.
These kinds of situations really make you appreciate the little things in life.
And can we just take a moment to talk about the photo above? I feel like he should be wearing a red velvet robe, with a cigar hanging out of his mouth. I love my pets.
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Have a good one! xo