Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rain, Rain, Rain

Hello bloggers,

Sam here. It's been raining here for days. The rain has washed what little snow we had away. Now the backyard is nothing but a mud pit, and my mother will not let me go play in the mud. I'm quite distraught.

My mother doesn't seem to care that I am not having a good time. She's only thinking of herself, as she does not want to give me a bath prior to the weekend. Well, personally, I don't really see the need of bath. I would just be a little muddy. Many people pay a lot of money for mud treatments. I would be saving mother a lot of cash.

Wishen I asked her what difference it made regarding the weekend, she informed me that she and I were going to an agility trial! Of course, I am elated! Then, she told me it was a teacup trial. Now, I am not so happy. I'm not really in the mood for the enchantment that happened the last time I went to a teacup trial. I think my mother wants me to go mad! However, my girlfriend Maisie will be there and I'm sure everything will be right with the world.

Zorra and I went to the vet's the other day. It was only for our annual physical. Zorra's exam was fairly mundane. She simply cowered and whined until the vet said she was in good health.

I was anxious to talk to Dr. again. We had not spoken since last year. I waved at him, smiled and did a few tricks that I knew would amuse a man of his high intellect and felt things were going properly until he decided to take my temperature. I was rather aghast at how he took it! I didn't quite remember my temperature being taken THAT way. When he removed a thermometer from my bum, there was a large tape worm on the end. The doctor laughed and said he had not seen one quite that large. Of course, my mother was turning all sorts of shades of green and was horrified how I may have encountered this unwanted guest.

The doctor told her most likely I had eaten something in the backyard, such as a mouse, chipmunk, etc. Because, after all, I was a terrier and that is what we do. Oh, I remember the afternoon where I dined on a scrumptious tasty treat. Hmmmm obviously, the chef gave my portion to me a bit UNDERCOOKED. However, I will eat the raw treats again every chance I get.

After receiving the proper medication and forging my mother's signature on the charge card slip, I escorted her and Zorra out to our vehicle for the drive home. Girls... one little bug or tapeworm and they become quite the sissies!


Amber-Mae said...

Wow, it still can rain on a cold freezing day? That is soooo weird. Hope you & your mom will have a great time at the teacup trial. What's a teacup trial actually? There's no such thing here in my country. All Agility trials are called Agility trials. Hehehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Peanut said...

Oh my. We hope that unexpected visitor you have goes away quickly but I agree with you that something raw is worth the trouble. Have fun at the trial where you will be be the big dog :)

Lenny said...

Too bad about the tapeworm, Sam! Hope you're not uncomfortable. I'm sick of all this rain too! When are we going to get some REAL snow?

Your friend, Lenny

FleasGang said...

Ewww! We never had one of those creepy crawlers, thank doG. Maybe you can keep him as a pet. That would be cool.

The FleasGang

Ben_Benjamin said...

Oh I hate rain and I hate bath!! I just dont get it, why our mom always has to make us look clean when we are!! Hooman hooman hooman....

I got tapeworm too when mom 1st got me back from my biological mother. She was terrified, screaming till the whole neighbourhood knew bout it....again, hooman.

So Sam, thats our mom....but still we love them.

Lorenza said...

Here we don't have rain nor snow. Its hot, hot, hot!
Sure it was funny to see the doctor's and your mom's face with that tapeworm! Glad is out of you!
Good luck at the trials!
Have a good night

Jackson said...

What happened to the tapeworm? Did you get to keep it as a souvenir? Good luck in the agility stuff, I'm sure you'll knock 'em dead! J x

lysch said...

After rain there comes the sun again. Believe me, it's true! We've had rain over here for WEEKS! Rain, rain and more rain... every day! And today? It's sunny! It really is!

I hope the rain will stop soon so you guys have sunny weather too!

Woofies, Alex

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi ya Sam! we don't like the rain cso mommy always has to wipe our paws when we come in but sometimes they lock us out afterwards and let us romp in the mud! woohoo but hten... bath sheeesh

Good luck with the Teacup trial & your gonna do even better now that the tape invador is gone!

Love Licks & waggin TX tails barking really loud today!

Agatha and Archie said...

We are in the middle of a giagantic snow storm!!!! You should have spoken to Agatha cuz she had her temp taken and was AGHAST at how they did it( she still talks about it) Glad you got rid of that "extra baggage"!!!!!! Good luck at the Teacup trial!! Lvoe A+A

Gus said...

We hope your uninvited company leaves soon and you are hale and hearty again. Tell your mom that that is the EASY way to find tapeworms. We have to collect "samples" for the vet when I go in, and muzzer just gets really sick following the instructions on storing the stuff.


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

It has been raining a lot here too.

Thank you very much for the card you sent us!!

Steve and Kat

Anonymous said...

I hope you get rid of that unwanted visitor soon!


Clover said...

Hi Sam! Sorry to hear about the tapeworm and the way they took your temperature! I hope you are all better soon.
Too bad about the rain you are getting. Here it is nothing but snow snow snow.
Love Clover xo

Jake of Florida said...

Hi Guys,

We haven't been to see you for a while and just wanted to say hello. Hope the "unwanted visitor" has departed and that your Mom is no longer a paler shade of green!!

Woofs from South Florida where it is a nippy 53 degrees this morning. (Please do not howl with laughter, but that is brisk for us!!)

Jake and Just Harry