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Little blessings

September 13th, 2008 at 06:43 pm

So, as some of you know, my wonderful dog visited the groomer yesterday. While I was in the area, I suddenly remembered I needed to stop by and pick up his heart worm prevention medicine, as we ran out. I was driving my mom around for her grocery shopping, and we stopped by the vet's office.

Now, I thought the little guy was due for his yearly in October. I literally would've sworn on my grave. But when I asked, they insisted they don't "give out" heart worm medication without a prescription ... and my dog was due for his yearly in JULY.

I'm already a little annoyed, because I am now wondering why I didn't just look at the dog's rabies tag, and also wondering why I didn't get a reminder notice in the mail. "Well, can you fit him in today?"

"Sure, no problem!" And we made the appointment for 4:30.

Fine. Whatever. I'm actually glad it worked out this way because hey, now I don't have to worry about him for another year! So I run to the groomer's, and he was thankfully finished. (And looking mighty spiffy!) After pining away for the new precious little puppy the owner had just got the day before (SOOOOO CUTE!!!), we then rushed to the vet's office to make it in time for our appointment.

So we sat. And waited. And waited. And waited.

Next thing I know, it's 5:30 ... and the vet he was scheduled to see walks right out the door and to his car to leave. Considering how hectic it was (it was REALLY busy), I went up to the receptionist, explained what had just happened, and asked if there was any way I could just get the darn heart worm stuff and reschedule.

Well, she was mortified, and we were immediately ushered in to see another vet. They called the vet we were supposed to see, and HE was mortified ... and told them to give us the exam for FREE.

Even though I was doing a jig inside, of course I offered to pay. I mean, we've been going to this office since I was three. They're good friends of the family. And we always get good care ... plus, it's a service, and even though we were kept waiting a long time, I still believe that we should all pay for what we get. But no, they wouldn't hear of it. Soooo ... we got a free exam out of the deal! I'm not gonna lie, it was pretty sweet (especially since gas prices have gone crazy once again ... thanks Ike!)

And this afternoon I'm allowing myself a LITTLE fun (just a little!) I wear a light brushing of foundation pretty much every day and have run out, so I'm going to go to Ulta (I also need razors), and I'm running to Bath & Body Works to pick up a $6 Wallflower for the season. Then it's off to get a few groceries. Me and a couple of my friends are having a big girls' night in for the Coco Chanel movie on Lifetime tonight, so I'm getting a frozen pizza for dinner. I also went to a nearby farm this morning and bought red peppers (3 for $2!), so I'm getting some hummus to enjoy with those!

All in all, a pretty good weekend. So far.

5 Responses to “Little blessings”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    Holy cow free vet visit! That never happens! you are lucky!! I get my dog heartworm medicine without a vet visit though. Whenever we run out we just pick up more at the office. Its not like they retest for heartworm ever- once your regularly on the medicine- no need for testing. Thats odd.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Good deal!!

  3. cargirl86 Says:

    My vet won't hand out the meds without a yearly exam ... I don't think they used to do it, though. It seemed as a way to either make sure they're seeing the pets to ensure health or make a little extra $$. Probably a little bit of both.

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    Same here: no exam = no heartworm meds! I nearly bit the vet tech's head off when I took my two dogs (P & R) for their exam in March. After the exam, I asked for the heart worm meds for R. She told me I couldn't have them because he was overdue on his exam. Excuse me? Then WHY are we here?? Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'd never luck out with a free anything at this vet's office.

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