Dr. Hannah had a busy day at the SAFE farm doing spring shots and dental floats on Annie, Dexter, and Lexi. Lexi was a good girl and we are hoping to wrap up her adoption soon and send her on her way to her new beginning! Dexter was good right up until the sheath cleaning…he was not happy about that at all. Despite sedation it took two of us handling him (one with a stud chain) and Dr. Hannah carefully staying out of firing range while she cleaned him. He did finally settle and grumpily accept it, but he was not at all happy about it. And Annie? Well, Annie lived up to her reputation for being a drama queen! She knew something was up right away and was on high alert as soon as we took her into the stall. Dr. Hannah decided that we’d sedate her first before we did anything else, and the first thing Annie did when we she just started cleaning her neck with antiseptic for the sedation was to rear. Even sedated, she was not having anything of having her temperature taken and kicked the wall so hard that Dr. Hannah also decided to forgo it, seeing as how she was obviously feeling just fine. 😉 She required two more hits of sedation to get the dental float done but we got it done, with Annie glaring hatefully at Dr. Hannah from the dental halter the entire time. At this point, after 3 years dealing with Ms. Annie, we just have to laugh at her antics.She’s such a good girl most of the time, but she knows what she doesn’t like and throws some pretty impressive temper tantrums. Afterward she was so relieved when Dr. Hannah left her stall, and she lowered her head and put her head in my chest, sighed deeply and closed her eyes and just let me rub her forehead while I soothed her emotions and her ego by telling her what a beautiful girl she is. She is such a diva!
Here are a few photos however of Annie, Dexter and Lexi getting their dentals! I also had to include a photo of Dr. Hannah’s “dental assistant”, her 1-year old daughter Heron, who was so cute in her SAFE purple colors!