September 28, 2014

Monday Mischief: Time Is Slow When You Fast

The mischief was all on the momma again this week. Rita was due for her annual check up, and the vet we usually see was only available at 2:15. Since they wanted to do blood work, they said she needed to fast.

Here's a timeline of how the fasting news went over with Rita.

7:15am Momma breaks the news that there will be no breakfast.
"Uh, how's that, Momma?"

7:35am Rita checks to make sure she heard me correctly.
"Seriously? NO breakfast?!"

7:45am In desperation, Rita attempts to eat rawhide chew that has been ignored the last 3 weeks. Momma confiscates rawhide.

8:39am In deeper desperation, Rita attempts to eat Benebone. Momma confiscates Benebone.

9:53am Momma assumes Rita is napping away fasting period, but finds Rita in bedroom texting Daddy.

12:30pm Momma eats lunch. Rita in disbelief.

2:15pm Shown in to exam room. Realization sets in. Bargaining begins.

2:20pm Rita attempts to hide behind Momma's legs.

2:40pm All done! Somebody was a very good girl and gets Spot Farms bacon treats.
 

The vet said she looked really good. Just waiting to get her blood work back from the lab, but sounds like she's a healthy girl. Anyway, Rita hates going to the vet enough as it is, but to have to fast most of the day on top of it, well, that's some serious mischief on the Momma's part!


So Rita would like me to turn this post into a Public Service Announcement: Next time you need to schedule your pup's annual check up, make sure you get an appointment first thing in the morning if fasting is involved!

Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!

44 comments:

  1. That is excellent advice Rita! I am so glad the first thing you had after your fast/vet poking was BACON. Next time I have to fast, I'm ending it with bacon too.

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    1. Rita here. He did unspeakable things to me, Bethany. Unspeakable! I totally deserved those bacon treats. I deserved the whole bag!

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  2. Poor Rita!! Our girls recently had bloodwork, too but they didn't make us fast them!

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    1. Hey! How come we had to fast?! Rita calls vet mischief on that one!!

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  3. An early morning appointment sounds like the best idea for fasting bloodwork. Oh, those eyes!

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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    1. Yeah, I didn't really realize about the fasting when I made the appointment. Next time we'll know!

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  4. You can definitely see the CONCERN in Rota's eyes! I always get the first AM appointment before an annual exam....the dog's or mine!

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    1. Yes, for sure for me I get the first one! :) Aren't I a mean Momma??

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  5. Jeffie is so upset that you would be so cruel to his sweet Rita!! Love that text msg :-)

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    1. Jeffie should at least be happy to know the vet said she looks good, and also that she was a very good girl!

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  6. Awwww, poor Rita! Fasting is a cruel, cruel thing for a dog! :(

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    1. I know. Torture. (It's torture for me too - I hate having to fast!)

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  7. That poor pathetic face...how on earth do you stand it!!??

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  8. I think this is a diary of every diet I've gone on.

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    1. Gosh, no kidding, right? On the weekends, we often put off breakfast until 9 or so. But as soon as I have to fast for blood work, I'm starving at midnight.

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  9. LOL Rita this is hilarious! Poor girl needs some food!

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  10. Poor, poor Rita. The way you torture that dear pooch is horrendous. *smh* And no more rawhides. They're bad news. Seriously.

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    1. Well, I researched these ones before buying them - all US made and US beef, no chemicals or funky stuff. She's not that into them anyway, and is not an aggressive chewer, so I'm not worried about the choking hazard, if that's what you're thinking of. Seriously, the thing was ignored for weeks. And then she gnawed on it a bit.

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  11. Oh Rita, you poor thing! Our Bill had to fast last week for xrays. Totally unfair that the other five dogs got breakfast. He was not amused. Not at all.

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    1. Oh, poor Bill! At least Rita didn't have to watch other dogs eat! (Only Momma with her lunch... Luckily she stayed in bed until after the hubs and I finished our breakfast!)

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  12. OMD! Bailey & Hazel would not be happy to go all day with no food!

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    1. Luckily she doesn't *always* eat her breakfast, so I knew she'd live if she skipped it. She tried to tell me otherwise - because of course you want it when you can't have it!

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  13. Rita, I think you need to go on a strike. Withhold affection for a day and see how your human likes it!

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  14. Boy, we thought we had drama at our house! Question though, is it a 24hr fast or shorter? Usually we fast just overnight and since this was longer it seems she could have had a bed time snack. Love Dolly

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    1. They said no food after 9 pm, but I did still give her her usual bedtime snack. Figured with the appt. being so late, pushing the cut off time out by an hour wasn't going to hurt anything!

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  15. Poor Rita! We've never had to fast for blood work....just for dental work or sometimes x-rays. When one dog has to fast, no one eats until they've gone off to the vet. Surprisingly, they're all pretty good about it. Luckily they are always dropped off early morning for those types of things....I don't know how it will go if they have to fast for blood work....we'll take Rita's advice and make sure that appointment is first thing in the morning!

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    1. Ya know, I don't remember having to have the dog fast before. I think maybe this is something new they're doing. But I guess it makes sense - after all, we humans have to fast before blood work.

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  16. Oh, poor Rita! Fasting is NO fun - I speak from experience! Riley, on the other hand, has only had to fast for a few hours before a dental appointment.

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    1. I agree. I HATE having to fast. And I'm due for the annual blood work checkup myself. Bleh. Not looking forward to it!

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  17. That is awful! Mom always schedules fasting appts for herself and us as early as possible as we all love to eat! Now it is done, forget it and move on!

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    1. THey'd never made her fast before, so I wasn't expecting them to say that when I made the appointment. Oh well, she's already forgotten and forgiven. She's sweet that way!

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  18. One reason that first appt of the day is critical..for dogs and for humans too :)

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    1. Yeah, luckily Rita is not super crazy about breakfast. I knew she'd live!

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  19. Oh poor Rita. She looked so pitiful in those pictures. :)

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    1. She's perfected the "I"m so pitiful" look. Works on the daddy every time!

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  20. aww... Rita had a ruff day. Hopefully all will be well with the lab work :)

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  21. This Rita had our hearts in a fist! So hungry this pretty girl :)

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  22. Poor, darling! You should have sent me a text. I always have plenty of beer, cheetos and hamburgers in my spaceship. (Thanks to some of the usual suspects) I would have smuggled something over. *Winks at Rita*

    Thinking of you and wishing you well!

    Yours,

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  23. Glad the vet visit went well hope the bloodwork comes back normal. Tell mom next time to make the appt in the morning.

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