Comfort Zone

Hello! It’s me.

This is what it looks like when I am firmly planted in my “comfort zone”.

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Granted, I get lots of comfort time, on a daily basis.

But in recent days, Mom and Dad elected to push me out of my comfort zone. They forced all sorts of craziness upon my gifted soul.

For instance, they took me to the vet.

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That is my “dazed and confused” look. You should see all the things a vet can do to you. They take your temperature, for instance.  Here’s a multiple choice quiz regarding determination of body temperature.

How does the vet determine your body temperature?

  1. A simple question … “what is your body temperature”? (I’d answer “17” if asked).
  2. By putting a thermometer under your tongue.
  3. By inserting a thermometer somewhere else.

If you guessed (3), you guessed right. It was like getting plugged into 1.21 gigawatts of fahrenheit-based diagnostics, if you know what I mean.

That’s when a syringe filled with foreign chemicals was inserted into my back and tender hind quarters. Why? Who knows?

Needless to say, I was a bit sore for a few days.

By the time I recovered, Mom and Dad decided that it was time to take my second and third ride on a ferry.

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We spent the day doing chores. The best part was when I tried to join Dad when he ordered a pizza. I wanted to make sure he remembered to order breadsticks and an additional side of marinara sauce. #pizzapizza

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Before I leave you for the day, I want to forward you a video of my latest indignity. I was forced to walk with a collar fastened to my neck. Worse, the collar was appended to a six foot leather leash. Have you ever been tethered to a leash? No? Well, goodie for you! I felt like Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes, if I may be so bold. I’ll leave you with this video of the event … this is not what it feels like to be in your “comfort zone”, let me tell you!

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