I went to this really nice doctor yesterday who said I was handsome. Mom and Dad thought I needed some help. Isn’t it enough that I’m handsome and friendly? Apparently it’s something with my immune system that is not working like it should since the owie on my toe and in my mouth is not getting better.
His name is Dr. Palmquist and Mom calls him an Integrative Medicine Vet, although I’m not sure what that means. He gave me some treats, vitamins, and squirts for my mouth that are supposed to make me better. I’m good at taking my medicine – it’s just not my favorite. Everyone there was really nice and stopped to admire me – I love that!
Today the three of us went out to a street in Santa Monica, called Montana. Something about Mom needing a blouse since she is going to be on Channel 7 news this week to talk about her diabetes book.
I did not care about the shopping – it was just awesome walking down street sales for blocks with all the people admiring me. Dad counted the compliments:
”He’s big”… 17, “beautiful” …9 and “stately” … 2
However, Dad doesn’t know that I counted his responses:
“Thanks” … 12, “he’s a little narcissistic” … 8 and “he’s a good boy”…a lot I lost count.
We got to walk in between rows of people, and I had to stop and let babies by in strollers (ha, I am so much taller then those things) and I ended up gaining valuable sidewalk sale maneuvering skills.
The BEST part of the day was when Dad did not hesitate and walked me right into a store. Before I could just sort of peek in, and now he was not hesitating at all. I got to go into my first cooking STORE PEOPLE!
The next thing I know people in green aprons started really admiring me. I heard Mom tell the helper at Williams Sonoma, Santa Monica it was OK to give me a snack. “Snacks are the best thing in the world.”
But by this time I was starting to get tired. Dr. Palmquist said my new vitamins might make that happen since I don’t remember ever getting tired in the middle of the day before.
I thought nothing of it to just lie down in the middle of the store. However, I could see Dad was getting a little annoyed with me as I was starting to stretch out and people were having to walk over me.
All of us finally got home and boy I was tired out, with the combination of the medicine and all the attention I just needed to chill out.
I was just happy of all the loves, hugs, and attentions. Dr. Palmquist said it right yesterday that dog is just GOD spelled backwards and that’s why I sometimes think I know everything but that’s why God gave me Mom and Dad to keep me humble most of the time.