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Nattie’s Visit To The Vet

October 27th, 2005 at 02:28pm

Today marked the dreaded day which comes around once every seven dog years…Good Doctor Day. Nattie isn’t very keen on doctors, mainly because they tend to give her thermometers and needles (and sometimes tooth scrapings).

Nattie obviously knew we were going to see the good doctor as she walked quite slowly and made a lot more stops than usual on the way. When we got there she went as far as the front door before needing to be dragged in, it then became necessary to pick her up.

Then it was on to the surgery room, the room which Nattie made every effort to escape from…keeping her still was virtually impossible, and at one stage she ended up standing on my back. It took quite a while to get her in to position for her vaccination, and then after that she was relieved to leave the room, but she refused to make any contact with me.

Then we walked home, and Nattie wasn’t very happy and more or less moped all the way home. When we got home I gave her a special drink of milk to cheer her up a bit. It didn’t help much, but she was willing to be mildly friendly towards me.

A little bit later the Vacuum Monster (our Kirby vacuum cleaner) was picked up for it’s annual service and inspection. I had to take it out to the street for the serviceman to find where I was, and Nattie saw me take it out the door. The serviceman came and took it away, and I went back inside. Nattie saw me come back inside without the Vacuum Monster and she was very very happy. Nattie has been happy with me ever since.

I think she has forgiven me for taking her to see the good doctor because I sent the Vacuum Monster away…I wonder if she realises it has only gone on holiday and will be back soon?


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  October 29th, 2005 at 4:04 pm

    MY old Kirby vacuum cleaner (complete with red ‘bag’ ) has been banished to the garage ……. it just can’t compete with the Wertheim and “Powerteam” power head combination .
    The Kirby is now only used for cleaning out the car .

  • 2. Samuel  |  October 29th, 2005 at 11:45 pm

    Well, my Kirby “Legend 2” (exactly the same as another model, except for colour) is still going strong. It gets a weekly workout performing a mjor vacuuming, and a few times during the week with short sessions vacuuming various parts of the house that usually don’t get done in the weekly roundup. Occasionally it is used for shampooing the carpet rather successfully.

    I suppose it can be compared with any other mechanical device in that it will “wear” at it’s own rate, depending on many factors. I still find it quite fascinating the way it can vibrate the carpet in the manner it does.


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