Yesterday, I was up at 6:30 a.m., an hour I rarely see and with good reason. I’m more a night owl, and getting up at that time puts me off, mentally and physically, all day. But I had to take Suki to the vet for a shot and teeth cleaning. She hates anyone messing with her mouth (I feel the same way about the dentist), so they put her out for it.
This vet, who is very affordable and came highly recommended, is in Star Prairie, Wisconsin. That is one hell of a drive from St Paul. We left at eight. The day was overcast and gloomy.
In an attempt to kill two birds with one stone, I made a doctor’s appointment for me in River Falls, Wisconsin, half an hour’s drive away. The appointments were an hour apart. The vet would call when Suki was ready to go home.
I arrived twenty minutes early. The doctor was running late, so I ended up sitting there until nearly 10:30. Good thing I had my Kindle. 😉
Just as I was leaving, the vet called. Suki was coming out of anesthesia and would be ready to go at one. The timing was perfect. That gave me a chance to grab lunch somewhere before visiting a stream in Star Prairie (the vet is located on a farm two miles outside that small town).
Every lake I’d seen was still frozen over, but I knew the river would be open. It had been raining off an on, but when I got there around noon, it had become a mist. Not a great time of year to take pics, but I’ll be gone in a month and I wanted to get a few last photos.
I got lucky. The clouds broke up a little while I was there, and that hint of blue was reflected in the water.
After I picked up Suki, it started raining again. She slept all the way home. In fact, she slept the rest of the day, through the night, and this morning, she is still groggy. She’s had her teeth cleaned under anesthetic twice before but never reacted this strongly. I’m not worried about her–I took her out twice to pee yesterday–but she hasn’t eaten or drunk anything yet. 😦
We are staying home today so she can fully recover. The weather continues to be crappy anyway, so that won’t be a hardship.