Leo vs the Vet
Before bringing Leo home, we knew he would be coming home with his first round of shots, and we would be responsible for the rest. As soon as we confirmed the day we could bring him home, we scheduled his vet appointment the very next day.
Since we were new to Florida, we weren’t sure which vet to take Leo to. After looking through the 1-800PetMeds Vet Directory for which vets were nearby, I read all the reviews I could find on our vet before making the final decision. So far, we’ve been very happy with our vet. Leo, on the other hand, begs to differ.
At first, Leo loved going into the vet’s office. He would get non-stop attention from all of the vet technicians and an equal amount of love from our vet. He would sit nicely for us when we had to take his weight. He would also sit still when the vet technician would take his temperature and do a quick body check. In fact, Leo didn’t flinch even when the vet would administer shots (and the very uncomfortable-looking nasal Bordetella vaccine). For Leo, going to the vet was just another adventure.
That all went down the drain the day Leo got his microchip inserted.
Now, Leo is happy as a clam until we open the door and he gets a whiff of where we are, which is when he acts like one of the Toy Story toys as soon as Andy comes in. This wouldn’t be so terrible if he was still the 13-pound puppy we brought home, instead of the 37+ pounds he weighs now. Luckily, once I get him on the table, he sits still. Hopefully, he continues to do that.
We have finished with all of his puppy shots and aren’t due back until we neuter him. We’re hoping in that time he’ll forget the microchip insertion experience and remember all of the love and attention he gets instead.