Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A trip to the Vet

I don't have too much time to post, so this will be quick and to the point. The kids and I took Pac to the vet today. Well you've heard some about the kids, but not much about the dog. An overview: he is a Sheppard/Lab mix about 40 lbs and all puppy. He is close to a year old and is still very hyper and excitable and chews everything. (Don't ask dad about his cables under the house!) He loves the kids (and the whole family) but can be a bit overwhelming for them.

Just imagine the scene, knowing my kids, that my belly is huge and now the dog. He had his leash 3/4 chewed through before we got to the office. He is scared and excited at the same time. We are all in a room about 1/2 the size of my closet with a vet and an assistant. There is pee on the floor. It is very hot and it reeks!

When we are done and "checked out" (that was a whole different adventure) we go outside and Pac smells "freedom". I am trying to get the kids to get in the van on their own because it is all I can do to handle Pac. Nolan gets "clothes lined" with the leash and hits the pavement. While trying to console him Pac runs over Lydia. No real harm done to either kid, but lots of tears. It took a bit but the kids finally got in the van and I got Pac into the hatch.

Just another normal day of our life in West Virginia. The good news is the dog gets "fixed" on Monday. Hopefully, he will settle down a bit then!


  1. I can't imagine. I don't even like to leave my house when it is just me and the kids. I don't know how you do.

  2. I don't think I will be taking the kids anywhere (alone) for a long time after this one is born.