Theodore's World: A Visit To The Vet

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December 29, 2007

A Visit To The Vet

Yesterday we had to take Sebastian to the Vet. He was due for his yearly shots and also for 24 hours he was behaving like he wasn't feeling good. I wasn't sure he could get his shots or not, and didn't want anything to happen to him. There are several Vets where we go so sometimes we never know which one we will end up with taking care of our animals. It is ok they are all excellent.

The Vet checked him out and all was ok, so he went ahead with his shots and boosters etc. When he had to given Sebastian the one that is done with a dropper in his nostrils, that was the only one he didn't like.

So he shook his head after the Vet put the drops up his nose and Nick said.......

" What is that waterboarding?."

The Vet laughed and said, are you a Republican? And Nick and I laughed and said yes. He laughed again and said "yes, so am I. And now Sebastian here has officially been through the test to be a good warrior".

I asked him had he been in the military and he said he was in Special Forces and did two tours in Iraq. He was a veterinarian before he enlisted, got injured and was still going through threapy for his injuries. He was there that day since he owned the Animal Hospital and was just trying to keep busy till he could go back to Iraq for another tour. He misses his buddies and wants to get back to finishing the mission.

So the message from Sebastian is: "waterboarding" is uncomfortable but it is NOT torture so kiss my flufffy puppy ass Pelosi and Reid.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 12:40 AM


Sebastion looks and acts like he has a good attitude. I bet he is a great little companion.

I hope the veterinarian can get his therapy fini soon and redeploy to his team. He has to be a pretty bright and accomplished guy to be a veterinarian, own his own clinic and be Special Forces. Did ya try to get him on board this website WT?

Posted by: TomR at December 29, 2007 06:33 AM

I heard Sebastion's stool micro check showed 'DNC' and 'DNP' ? God BLESS man's best friend. Love... Scooter Chow XIII

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at December 29, 2007 06:58 AM

Dogs certainly are man's best friend, and we become so attached to them they are truly part of the family.

We recently had to put-down our 'Golden' and it was the hardest thing I had ever had to do. I never realized how much of the family he had become. RIP 'Oskar'

Posted by: Mark at December 29, 2007 08:05 AM

Did you know in the military, Veterinarians are the ones who inspect and certify food in Commissaries and Chow Halls.

A dog is certainly man's best friend. Here's the story of where that phrase came from.

"Gentleman of the Jury, a man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that encounters the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens."

"If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies. When the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death."

Posted by: BobF at December 29, 2007 09:30 AM

Wonderful story WT, we lost our furfaced "family member" 22 months ago and still mourn the loss.
That quote from Bob says it all, unconditional love.
The Military does have some of the best Vets around, we took "Boom Boom' our mascot who was perpetually pregnant, to the Vet at Chu Lai, we were told to cut back on the beer diet until after she had the pups, they only paled once when we brought in a live Krait for positive ID, asking that we 'dispose of it'.

Best wishes to Sebastian.

Posted by: Jack at December 29, 2007 02:23 PM

Glad to hear that Sebastian is OK and took his shots and boosters like a warrior. I do think that next time some wise ass in Congress brings up water boarding and torture you and Nick should offer to have Sebastian go to Congress and testify that "from experience" it is not torture. Warriors like himself get water boarded as training for real torture done by the Islamofascist enemy against civilians and the U.S. military all the time.

Posted by: Les at December 29, 2007 07:40 PM

Tom, your right Sebastian is so easy going and good natured. We are really blessed. Even our kitty ( his big sister giggle) she adores him and washing his face for him.

I gave him one of my cards I have for my blog that I hand out. He said he would check it out.

He got the Vet Hospital from his Dad who still works there only part time as he is retiring.
It was one of those special times to remember to be able to meet one of our soldiers and thank him and also know he is our Vet for our dog and kitty.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 30, 2007 02:15 AM

Darth and thank you to Scooter Chow XIII too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 30, 2007 02:17 AM

Mark I am so sorry about Oskar. Your right they are a part of the family and it is so hard to say goodbye.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 30, 2007 02:19 AM

Bob I never knew that about Veterinarians that is really interesting.

Thank you too so much for the link and the story about Old Drum and the quote. Wow awesome!

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 30, 2007 02:22 AM

Jack I am so sorry about your dog. Gosh I hate when someone has to go through a pet passing away. It is so hard and can last such a long time.

Thank you for sharing about Boom Boom. Love the part about the beer.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 30, 2007 02:25 AM

Les, LOL that would be funny wouldn't it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 30, 2007 02:27 AM