Saturday, December 10, 2016

Vets, Trucks, and Dog TV

Abby Lab here - I got to got to the VEE - EE-TEE this morning.  Like Barkley I LOVE going cuz, there are so many smells and pretty girls and handsome young men in lab coats that give me scritches and treats.

First, there was breakfast.  Mom made french toast on leftover homemade French bread with bacon and bourbon maple syrup.

Bourbon Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon butter
3/4 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
1/3 cup bourbon
pinch of salt

Simmer til heated and bubbly and serve over french toast, pancakes, or waffles.

Mom always has Bourbon and other spirits on hand for constant toy squeaking cooking.

Then it was time for a short ride in Mom's big black Bat Truck with Dad.

My ear had been bugging me lately so the dogtor put some medicine in it, and packed it real good, and I'll go back next week to remove the packing in it as I had an IN-Fact-Tion in there they said, common in labs.

The pet Horse-Spittle is on a busy street, and I got to go in an exam room that had a glass window down at floor level so while I waited a few minutes I could watch all that was going on.

Wow .  CARS!   TRUCKS!  DOGS!  A BICYCLE.  More DOGS!  It's like Pet TV!

I wonder if they get H-Bone-O?

Then Dad drove me home in Mom's Truck, and I got a treat.
I hope something else exciting happens - watching Mom and Dad play Dominoes is about as much fun as getting a bath.
Mom's losing, I think, the tiny Titanic is out.


  1. What a great way to start the day!!!! It sounds like a very fun day except for the ear infAction. Lightnig is dealing with an ear issue too, but luckily no infAction. He got a shot that is making him drink and pee a lot and some drops for his ears. Dr. Vet says he has to use the drops FOREVER!!!! That is not making him too happy.

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

    1. I do hope the drops work. Lab ears are always fussy. - Hugs - LB

  2. Hari OM
    Oh Abby, I do hope your ear is okay... I saw that you got your peeps their own something to hatch... it is only fitting you got the treat of pet-tv!!! Sorry it had to be at the V-E-T though... a wee bit of POTP coming your way. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. Other than the ear the Bet said Abby was in good health. We're guessing on her age as she was dumped at a high kill shelter with minimal information but the Vet thinks she's about nine. Good weight, good joints, and no lumpy things on her yet (labs are prone to benign fatty tumours). Thanks for your friendship and caring.

  3. Oh Abby,
    Please take all your medicine for your ear infection.
    You do want to be able to hear Santa land on your roof right?
    We know you been one of the best pups in blogville
    this year. I bet Santa has loads of gifts for you.
    xo Astro

    1. I got your card today with your name signed on it. That was TOO cool for words. Thank you and Merry Christmas. Mom's from Western Washington so she just smiles when she sees your address.

      Abby Lab

  4. Sorry, but after dat food I just couldn't pay attenshun.

    1. Tomorrow we're doing eggnog pancakes again. Mom says she may need her own personal zip code if she keeps eating breakfast like this.

      Abby Lab

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you Christmas. You are always so thoughtful.

  6. Gosh your mom cooks the bestest food! sending some good vibes for your ear!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. Oh gurl, boy do I KNOWS bouts the ear infections!!! Get this, Ma got a HUGE bottle of ear medicine (like HUGE, and it cost like 87 thousand green papers), and I gets my ears slathered a few times a week. Nows, I'm gonna be okay with this, cause it's either that or the surgicals, and I prefer noooo surgicals, if you knows what I mean...
    Anyhu, empathic POTP comin' your way, and Ma wants to know if your Moms gonna finish that wine.....
    Ruby ♥

  8. I hope your ear is much much better soon... so you will be the furst who can hear santas sled :o)

  9. We cocker spaniels KNOW about ear infections. I'm actually lucky I haven't gotten any serious ones yet. Joey dog had them all the time! Hope your ears get better soon. That one week treatment stuff usually works well.


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