I'm so excited. Yesterday we found our new dog! She was tied up but didn't get aggressive or protective when we went over to touch her. She let our 5 yr. old touch her too, so Katrina isn't afraid of her.
We pick her up later this week. So now I'm all flustered. I need to get dog stuff, find a vet, find a groomer for the day we pick her up etc. Fortunately it's not anxiety anxious. Just the 'i don't know what to do first' excitement. Maybe first i should sweep the kitchen floor so the dog doesn't think her main job will be to scrounge dropped popcorn.
I had looked for vets already. There is one near our house who makes house calls. That's when i 'remembered' that one thing i liked about going to the vet's before was LEAVING. It was all clean when i went in and whatever they did to clean up after my visit was not my problem. I DO have issues about chemicals and such. This vet will do vaccinations etc., even small surgeries at my house which sounds ok cause then i don't have to be around sick animals but will he put his used syringe on my carpet? Will he open the front door after using a syringe without washing his hands? When he comes, will he have clean hands or will he have just finished disecting some other animal's poop and then come calling at my house?
He says all he needs is a table and a sink (laundry is ok.) But my laundry sink is 'dirty' even tho it's been cleaned. I wanted Bruce to get rid of it long ago and put a clean sink in, one that actually looks clean when it is cleaned. One that won't leak rust on the floor. Another expense.
It would be a great ERP exposure, or it would make me go nuts. Problem is I won't know which until I do it, but that will be too late. Should i just play it safe and find a vet to go to? It would be nice tho, to not have to pick up dog poop and put it in my car and bring it to the vet. This way i could just leave it outside and the vet could pick it up on his way to the car. Any suggestions?