The Circus of Life

Seems it’s just a vale of tears for the pets these days. Hope is feeling much better and thanks you for all your inquiries and encouragement on her behalf, but the glass is most definitely on the half empty side for a few of the other pets this week.

"Seriously? Don't I even get a phone call to my lawyer?"

While I was languishing in the dentist’s chair (AGAIN!) Victoria and the CE piled a gaggle of highly offended cats and dogs into the car for a trip to the vet yesterday morning. Seems that summer (if you could call it that – the temps are hovering in the high 50’s at the moment) means dog days even for the cats.

"Are we waiting to board the ark?"

Soho and Rosie were due for vaccines. Cody, if you can imagine, is allergic to his own plentiful fur and developed an asthmatic reaction to it, (as Alexandra observed, “So Cody is allergic to cats?) so he has to have the occasional steroid injection. Dizzy has a dermatological condition that embarrasses him, so a steroid injection was indicated for him, too. And there was even a moment of sickness for the CE at the end – when he saw the bill! Yikes!

"Are you really, truly squishing my head? Don't you people know who I am?"

"If you need me, I'll be in my man cave, sulking."

Oxymoron: domesticated cat

"Let's not do that again anytime soon."

But life is not all bad. The dogs are getting walked, the she-bird is having baths, and when we aren’t medicating animals, we occasionally slip out for some fun of our own.

Chloe says, "But Alexandra, it's so early!"

As close as Birdie will ever get to the rain forest

What could possibly be better than a dogs-included beer tasting? A veritable Oktoberfest with pets! Leave it to friends Katherine and Dan to come up with such a sophisticated and pet-friendly occasion!

Such a hoppy time! Katherine, Dan and Bernadette. Prost!

There was even Bowser Beer for the dogs - Chloe got so relaxed she made herself at home on the couch.

I don’t know about you, but in general, the glass seems more than half-full, and when there’s beer in it, all the better. Cheers, everyone!

I wouldn't have believed it either, but it really exists. Petco carries it. Non-alcoholic, of course.

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to The Circus of Life

  1. Katherine says:

    I can’t say I’m happy about all the pets going to the vet, but at least they didn’t end up being shipped off to rehab after I introduced them to dog beer.

  2. Ang says:

    I bought TIny doggie ice cream in the Adirondacks. He didn’t like it. He is such a snob.
    I actually LOL’d at this post- ridic.

  3. El Grande Emperor de Pollo las Gimpas says:

    Yes, it was quite the rolling spectacle. In fact, just as we were arriving at the vet a Santa Barbara police officer asked to see our parade permit. Naturally, I produced it….

  4. alexandra says:

    I love that you caught Chloe mid-yawn! too funny

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