Monday, July 22, 2019

When You're Light on Content, Paco the Wonder Dog Comes Through!

We've been going to our current vet for almost two years now, plus sometimes we board Paco there when we travel.  I have been really really happy with everyone at this animal hospital, but when I brought him in a couple of weeks ago for a little mouth infection, we were taken to an exam room and this is what I saw:
Paco was getting a continual supply of treats from his buddy Dustin.

That scene surprised me because normally Paco is glued to my legs when we go to the vet, but he went straight to Dustin.  I said this was unusual, and that's when I found out that whenever we board Paco (which isn't all that often) everyone knows that he belongs to Dustin - I love that so much!  You always hope your pet is being well-cared for when they are boarded but seeing this showed me that Paco goes to a very good place.

And in case you are thinking Paco was just in it for the treats, that would be a no.  He isn't food-centric and IF he takes a treat from a tech or the vet he usually just drops it on the floor; Paco won't be bribed.  Unless it's Dustin doing the bribing.

Speaking of Paco, he was disappointed to not give his personal thanks to each birthday wish on his teenage post, but hey, when Mom is not feeling good, not much happens.  Better late than never - so here goes:
Tank yu.

A dog of few words.

Now that I'm feeling better I hope to have some more exciting subjects to write about.  Ooh I just thought of one:  how much candy does it take to get through a herniated disc?  It's a work in progress at the moment.  

15 comments:

  1. I love it that Paco has a special friend at the vets/boarding facility!!!

    Hmmm. I am interested in the candy experiment!!

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    1. And of all the candy I've had, Reese's haven't entered the mix...yet. :)

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  2. Paco knows who his people are, even at the vet

    Hmmmmmm how much candy DOES it take? Well I can tell you one thing for sure, they LIE ABOUT THE SHARING SIZE! Don't believe the hype lol.

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  3. Your last paragraph made me LOL.

    When i took Noah to the vet to get his flu shot (can you believe there is now a dog flu?) anyway, I was nervous. This vet knew Noah a little because she goes over to the training place where I board Noah. Anyway, she just came out into the lobby, gave Noah some treats and gave him a shot and it was over!! I was surprised and happy. And Noah did behave himself with all the dogs in the lobby.

    Its so nice to know that Paco has a friend when he is boarded!

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    1. Dog flu?? Did not know that was a thing. But yay Noah for being a very good boy at the vet!!

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  4. I would happily follow a blog full of nothing but Paco updates :)

    That's so cool that he has this whole secret life at the vet that you didn't even know about! I love that he has a person there :) Violet's foster mom runs a daycare/kennel, so that's where she stays when we go out of town. I love it because they all know her there (she was living there for a few months I think) AND they post pictures of all the dogs every day on FB!

    I'm sorry I missed Paco's big birthday! I was traveling that day and missed out on blogs. Happy 13th!!!!

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    1. Paco's secret life - hmmm, now I wonder what else is going on with him??

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  5. OMG I am dying to know about the candy!!!!

    I love the Paco posts! And that is fab that he has a bestie at the vet. That would make me feel really good too!

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    1. I was thinking I should have saved wrappers to have a good estimate for the candy but then again, I'd probably be ashamed. And I'm not - candy is a coping mechanism for me when nothing else helps, so...LOTS AND LOTS, LOL!

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  6. Yay, I love when others love our pets as much as we do.

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  7. Cocoa doesn't even take treats from the vet and she's a very food-centric pup!

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    1. Maybe most dogs think the vet is giving them poisonous treats? Or else they are just mad at being there and pouting... ;)

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  8. Last time I had Pixie at the vet, she was fine until they took her into the back to get fluids. Then she peed all over the vet tech on the way back to me. Almost like "I don't like you now". Embarrassment abounded. It is great when you know leaving your pet that they will be loved and taken care of.

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