So anyways, part of activating the test online, is knowing your dogs weight. Cue me freezing, thinking, and realizing I had no idea how much Buddy weighed. When people asked, I always cited him at 40 pounds--but really, that was just a guess. I was clueless.
So I called my vet and asked if I could bring him in for just a weigh, and to my relief, they said they would have lull in appointments around 2:00 pm, bring him on in. Wooh!
So 2 o'clock rolled around, and I loaded Buddy into our hatchback, only to discover his fear of moving vehicles. I admit, he hasn't been in one since puppy hood, but I hadn't expected him to completely forget having rode in a car before!
This onset of fear has come at a bad time, as we're planning a vacation to the beach in a few weeks. A 6-8 hour drive, me, my mother, and both dogs; Now Buddy's scared of cars.
I'll work on counter conditioning him for the next few weeks--Keep your fingers crossed that by the time we pack our bags, he'll love hopping into the car! Oh, and if anyone was wondering, Buddy weighs in at 47 and a half pounds. My big boy!
|Do I look 47.5 pounds to you?|