Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Doctor!

Jonah had to go to the vet today.  He was actually quite brave at first.  He walked happily up to the door and into the waiting room.  Then he was perky and attentive while we waited.  When it was time to go in, he only balked for a second and then walked bravely into the examining room.  In the room, he kept looking at the door, but he politely said hello to the doctor and was doing alright.  Then he had to get on the scale.  No thanks.  I had to pick him up, and from that moment on he looked like he might cry at any moment.  He stood there with his back arched and his head down.  Of course, he didn't even flinch when he got his shots, but the whole idea of just being on that moving scale/table was clearly terrifying.  As soon as he got off he was back to his normal, happy self.

The report is that he's looking good and healthy but he shouldn't gain much more weight.  He's always been right around 33 pounds and usually the vet tells us to fatten him up a little.  Today he weighed in at 36, and that's apparently the upper limit.  Diet time!

Once we got home we did some agility work.  Mostly I did wrap work, again with the jump between two trees, and me jackpot-ing him for turning inside the tree.  I'm not sure he really 'gets' it (it being taking a nice tight line), but we'll keep at it.  I'm hoping it will click at some point.  

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