November 9, 2010

Valium Spray

Yep, you read that title right. Valium Spray. This idea first occurred to me in 1998 when I worked for a public relations firm. We'd have meetings with clients as well as staff departmental meetings where the excitement level was sometimes way too much. I kept thinking, if I could just spritz a little valium into the air ...  I even took a bottle of peach facial mist, made up my own label that read VALIUM SPRAY and as a tension breaker, I'd spray the room. Worked every time because everyone was too busy laughing to remember what they were all bunched up over.

I took Miles to the vet for his annual check-up and shots recently. This was hundreds of dollars worth of fun and the day started at 6:00 a.m. with me following him around the back yard with a ziploc baggie, begging for a fresh stool sample. He and Louie dashed back and forth across the yard, first greeting the neighbors' dogs on one side, then the other. He investigated every noise, every bird. I'm in my jammies and slippers with a sweater on, trailing back and forth, baggie in hand, mumbling and grumbling. The sun isn't up yet and I forgot to grab a flashlight so I'm hoping he doesn't stop in a dark corner where I can't see what he's doing. Of course, Louie obliges, but it's not Louie who's going to the vet. We did this several times over an hour, then when I went to get dressed, Milesyoulittlebastard immediately did his business. Thank heavens, Hubby had taken over baggie duty (doody duty?) for those few minutes.

Miles always has a little doggie nervous breakdown when it's vet time. It starts during the car ride on the way there, the hyperventilating and agitated twitching. I'd have given him a paper bag to breathe into, but his stool sample was in it and I don't think that would have been fun for anyone!

At the vet's, he wants up on my lap, he wants down on the floor, up down, up down, up down -- you get the idea. He's shaking and quaking and dancing and carrying on ...



When they start off by taking his temperature, he does that eye bulging thing a la the dog in Jim Carrey's movie "The Mask" ...

During this and the shots for rabies and bordatella and all the poking and prodding, I'm thinking wouldn't a little spritz of Valium Spray be just the thing for this tense moment? I could have used it myself when they gave me the total amount due at checkout.

They took him in the back and drew blood for his heartworm test and he came back with a very cool camouflage bandage wrapped around his leg. Hubby was calling him Rambo ...


Every time I send my Mom a picture of Miles, she says he looks like he has a lot to say. What do you suppose he's saying here ...


13 comments:

Pixie said...

Miles is one handsome lil man!! They make a calming spray for cats called feliway or some such....I wonder if they don't make a doggie brand?

Mommy Lisa said...

He DOES look like he is about to speak...or bust out in song! ;)

Snowcatcher said...

"Don't you DARE take me back there again!!!"

Enjoyed reading your interpretation of the adventure. Valium Spray... gotta love it!!!

Noelle said...

He is soooo cute!!! And his bandage matches his eyes!

Baby Sister said...

"My eyebrows need to be plucked..."

:) He's cute!! Glad he survived!!

blueviolet said...

He looks so darn pleased!

Loren said...

Oh my goodness He is going to have a breakdown!!
I think he's saying

"Look here, how would you like it if they stuck something up well, you know where and then shaved your leg, checked your poop and gave you shots!!!"

He does have a point now doesn't he!?!?!?

LOL

Love and blessings :)

Kathleen said...

My little doggy Bentley could use some valium spray too! Miles is so adorable with his camo bandage.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes the Valium spray is an awesome idea! What a cute post. I never like bringing poop to the vet. Cute pictures.Skye is very nervous at the vet, she shakes violently, poor baby. They are never cheap visits but they are well worth it!

lisaschaos said...

Love the video! He did seem way nervous and I love your valium spray idea! I could use that quite often, lol. When I see Miles he reminds me a whole lot of my parent's dear Hobo who died suddenly earlier this year. :(

lisaschaos said...

Oh - and yes it was wise to not let him breath in the doody bag to calm himself - what a mess!

GrammyMouseTails said...

Yup, my snuggles had the shakes & pants & buggy eyes... she would be fine in the car & out in the yard area of the vets place, until she got a whiff of the door! Then she knew where she was! and it was Back the heck up fast!! I always called it 'puppy valium' they do have a sedative, but her sister only got it for when T-storms were approaching, as she'd go into such a fright, it got worse after she moved in with Grandma for company... I bet Miles has some nasty names for those vet people.. LOL!

Valium said...

Wow, his eyes are grean! :)