tomorrow is going to suck and i want a ton of sympathy.

Posted: January 2, 2007 at 7:04 pm

tomorrow norton goes in for full sedation to get his nails and ears cleaned. i am soooo looking forward to this. he is slow as molasses and as cooperative as a freaking rock and as patient and peaceful as a kamakazi pilot. he is going to make me late for work and he is going to piss me off with his trigger happy defensiveness long before we even make it into the van. jean, you think murph is a pain, he is a snap compared to old norton. i do find it mildly interesting that both radar and norton bite first and ask questions later (or not at all). i am so glad i refused to even look at the 7 yr old shepx from the same family, i am sure the old boys taught him some pretty good tricks over the years. sigh, old dogs are not dead dogs, and old dogs aren’t necessarily always nice. norton is a good guy unless you are pissing him off, tomorrow he is going to be choked. lol, i might take it personally and think it has something to do with the poor old guy ending up at saints except i saw his owner trying to get him out of the back of the truck with his muzzle on his very angry face! no hidden secrets here norton ole boy, i got your number and you have always been a sometimes jerk. now lets see if i can get you to the vet and the really good drugs with all my fingers and various other body parts intact. i hope the vets have a blow dart, they aren’t going to be too happy with norton or me tomorrow. i better get them some timmy’s.

17 Comments on "tomorrow is going to suck and i want a ton of sympathy."

  • Jean says

    LOL – all I can say is “rather you than me!!” Good luck. Norton, be good – surprise Carol by being cooperative. Just make sure you get more than your share of those timbits!

  • Carol says

    he will be fasting which means i can’t bribe the greedy little bugger up the ramp and into the van either!

  • Jean says

    Hmmm….would it help if there were two of us – one inside the van to call him in and one outside to give him a boost? I could come over and give you a hand if you think it would work. I have to be out early tomorrow anyway.

  • Rae says

    Well Good Luck Mr. Cranky Pants. If you bite someone you won’t be getting anything from the Golden Arches on the way home!!!!! Hope all goes well and you remain fully intact Carol. I had no idea Norton had an attitude.

  • Carol says

    it is not really an attitude, it is more of a belief system…he believes humans should leave his body parts alone, they are his, not ours. he’s right but life sucks and we are cleaning his ears and cutting his nails and i am getting him into my van whether he likes it or not.
    he will get to go to macdonalds tho, angel or jerk…that is payment for making him go to the vet, he doesn’t have to be good, he just has to go there.
    mcdonalds has no strings. and i buy them burgers, which is why they like going with me better than jean!

    sure jean…i want the calling part, you can give him the boost!

  • Jean says

    Oh sheesh…now I have to buy the critters BURGERS to get them to like me??? I thought I was being generous with the fries. I could have just bought my coffee and told them to suck it up. (LOL – no pun intended!).

    So what time do I come over to shove Norton into the van? And I may have the shoving end, but his face will be closest to you!

  • Carol says

    lol…you are a babe in the woods on both counts…have you seen the good stuff i feed them up here, do you really think they are going to be satisfied with a couple of soggy fries?
    and norton is going to whip around and get even with whoever is so rudely pushing on his butt…and he will see that it ain’t me, cuz i will be in front of him. he may be a bassett, but he’s not blind nor that stupid.
    i want to leave by 8am so i am starting to load him up at 730…i am thinking that one little rum ball strategically placed at the top of the ramp so he has to actually walk up the ramp to get it, probably won’t kill him during sedation.

  • Jean says

    Sigh….okay, this babe in the woods will be there at 7:30, dressed in a very thick jacket, work gloves and a goalie mask.
    And they weren’t soggy fries, they were yummy salty crisp fries. The only thing soggy was my car seat!
    Next time I’ll take them out for T-bone steak with all the trimmings. See if they ever settle for your measly McDonalds burgers after that!

  • Carol says

    you are pretty funny tonight too…how are you at lip licking?

  • Jean says

    If you wave a T-bone in front of me, I’ll lick my lips. But I sure as h*ll am not submissive. And nor am I doing it as a sign of appeasement. πŸ™‚

  • Nicole says

    fries didn’t do it for Sandy either. after her big adventure around my neighbourhood, i thought I’d treat her to some fast food. I went to Wendy’s – ordered her chicken nuggets (hadn’t done that in a while) and fries for myself. Well, sandy is too good for fries and would only eat the nuggets once i made them into small pieces.

    my confession for the day – I walked Honey into a wall. i know, i’m terrible, i wasn’t paying attention and i went through the door and she stopped at the wall (atleast we were going at “honey speed”). she wasn’t impressed and her poor little nose was even more sore. (She’s happy now though as she got to eat Sandy’s leftover dinner).

  • Jean says

    Okay, I’m outnumbered. Next time I take the dogs out in the car, they’ll get meat.

    Nicole, give Honey some luvin’s from me – I’m glad she was only going “Honey speed”. But don’t feel bad – I forgot Isaac outside in the pouring rain yesterday; he was not impressed when I finally remembered and opened the door to find one very soggy doggy (who had actually found his own way back to the door for once, and was standing there looking like Eeyore)! Guess it was just a bummer of a day for dogs.

  • Rae says

    Good Luck today Carol, Jean and Norton. Hope all goes well and everyone returns home with 10 fingers. Norton you will feel so much better with short toe nails and clean ears. Remember Carol does know best!!!!!

  • Carol says

    1/3 of a cheese slice and as cooperative as you please and norton is loaded in the van and ready to go. he is such a very good boy! please be good at the other end too!

  • Rae says

    How did it go today with Norton and how does he feel tonight?

  • Deb says

    A third of a cheese slice!? Norton, Norton, Norton, you are an embarrassment to your species. You sold out, Dude……they would have given you everything in the fridge!

  • Carol says

    he did fine with the vet, some heavy duty meds, a muzzle and he now has normal feet and a slight yeast infection in his ears…BUT he ratted me out by puking up evidence! i picked him up and the vet who is quite by the book and into doing it right, looked at me and said…”were you feeding him cheese whiz this morning?”
    errr…, no…just a third of a cheese slice to get him happily into the van.
    so which part of “fasting” did i miss?….that part that means the difference between a happy norton and a biting norton! thx for barfing me out buddy, see if you ever get near a rum ball after that!

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