Sunday, March 28, 2010

Martini’s sleepover, not good

Martini’s sleepover at the vet’s didn’t go so well. He didn’t do anything wrong, he just didn’t do anything. He didn’t eat a bite of the two meals he was given of his own food and apparently he didn’t sleep a wink.

When I picked him up Saturday morning he was all wiggles to see us. When we got in the car I asked him if he was hungry. He about jumped out of the seat as he wiggled and whined. When he got home he consumed the amount of food he should have eaten when he was at the vet’s. Then he went outside, pooped, came in, crawled in his bed and slept almost six hours straight.

Unless it’s a dire emergency, he won’t have to experience this again. It wasn’t good for him and I sure as hell missed him too much to leave him again. Dog friendly hotels are popping up all over the state so those places will be our aim, no matter where we go.

8 Comments:

Blogger TaraDharma said...

poor stressed out baby. i take heart about all the dog-friendly hotels, but then I wonder what to do with the doggies when I go out to eat (it's all about me).

March 28, 2010 2:18 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Awww, poor Martini. What about someone who might come into your house to take care of him? Just for those few occasions you might not be able to take him with you.

March 28, 2010 4:46 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Awww, poor Martini. What about someone who might come into your house to take care of him? Just for those few occasions you might not be able to take him with you.

March 28, 2010 4:46 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

Hell, you can take little dogs like him anywhere. You should see all the dogs that come off Queen Mary after a crossing. They get treated quite well while aboard, I might add.

March 29, 2010 2:48 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Kili was very not-happy at the vet's boarding as well. So much so that her nickname got changed from "Ms. Pretty Kitty" to "Miss Crabby Pants".

Did you not mention that Martini was abandoned at his vet by his previous owner? Maybe he thought it was Deja Vu all over again?

March 29, 2010 7:36 AM  
Blogger Skruffy said...

Poor little guy... in many cases, including our vet's clinic, accommodations aren't real nice, and they could associate it with something traumatic. Our dog (a 3-legged Rhodie-mix) is so friendly she enjoys vet visits since the staff enjoys her so much, though the only time she overnighted there (several days) was when she had a leg amputated (bone cancer). Obviously not so fun.

We (Mrs Skruffy & I) don't often get away together (we take care of an aging parent, which ties us down), but when we do, Mazie goes with us. Obviously, dogs can't go everywhere. Basically, we'd rather be with our sweet mutt than go places she can't go. If we went away and she couldn't go, we're fortunate to have friends with dogs who would keep her for us, and they come and feed our cats.

Tell Martini Mazie says "woof!".

March 29, 2010 9:30 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

It is easy to take the little guy with you, but you should train him to stay at the vets, just in case you need to leave him there.

He was clearly upset, which was evident by is lack of eating. From his point of view, you left him and he had no hope. He didn't know he wasn't abandoned.

To train him, take him to the vets for longer and longer stays. Make it a hour the first time, and a couple of hours the next time, until he is train to stay for a whole day and will accept food from the vet staff, then move to an overnight stay and so on.... He needs to be trained to know you will always return and bring him back home.

Glad all is back to normal.

March 29, 2010 11:36 AM  
Blogger Contributing Author said...

There are lots of dog friendly hotels out there, so you should be o.k. where ever you go.

March 29, 2010 2:41 PM  

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