Mosby's not had all his vaccinations yet---wait, can I talk about pet vaccinations without people fighting? As a mother I've learned to never talk about vaccinations lest someone fly across Gymboree and beat me with their research.
Anyway, he has not had all of his vaccinations so he's not been socialized with other dogs. Because of this I was unsure how sitting in the waiting room would go, but I had some idea that it would probably make me want to cry.
When we arrived I was relieved to see the waiting area was dog free. I relaxed and sat down. Stupid me. Within seconds of us settling in, everyone who currently owns a dog in North Texas joined us in the waiting room.
There were two teeny tiny chihuahuas being held by teenage girls, who undoubtedly were going to carry them around in purses at the mall for two weeks and then tire of them and drop them off at a shelter, and three large dogs. Including a pit bull.
Mosby, who is all of 15lbs right now, started growling at them. Not the chihuahuas, I don't think he could even see them. But the other huge dogs he apparently thought he could take. Mosby didn't do anything but growl and the three big dogs were very well behaved. They looked at Mosby with pure amusement.
I said to the owner of a particularly large dog, "I guess my dog needs to learn who not to mess with." The man replied with a charming tale about why he was there with his dog. Apparently this dog was there to have 50 stitches taken out since another dog the man owned had "tore him right up".
Those of you who know me in real life can understand how super well I took this little story. I stared at the guy trying to form words, then gave up. I sat there thinking of how I could steal this dog from this ridiculous asshole until he finally left. Somebody needs to tear him right up.
As I stewed in my anger, Mosby continued to act like a ferocious beast toward the dogs who could easily eat him, until the door opened and a couple walked out with a dog that scared the crap out of Mosby.
Mosby stopped growling, started whimpering and hid under my chair.
Would you like to see the animal that broke Mosby?
Yes, my friends. A basset named Blue terrified our little Mosby.
After this chilling animal came into Mosby's view, he remained scared for the rest of the vet trip. My poor boy was the laughing stock of the waiting room, the vet techs were dying laughing behind the counter.
On the way home he was still solemn and in need of protection. He rode the entire way like this:
|He can't get that Basset Hound out of his mind.|
As we pulled into the driveway I was happy the worst was behind us. Right as I was thinking this Mosby started making gagging noises.
When a dog is in your car and laying his head on your shoulder, you don't really want to hear gagging noises. So I lovingly flung Mosby out of the car and into our lawn. You can guess the rest.
Just another fun Saturday morning. You know, full of puppy potty problems and vomit.