After a disastrous (aka dramatic) vet visit last week, I’ve been taking Navan to visit the vet’s office as part of his training. He loves everyone at the vet but does not love being restrained for shots or the exam. We’ve visited two or three times now and he’s getting better so I am hoping that by hys next appointment at the end of the month he will be better behaved.
Today was definitely his favorite visit. We spent about 10 minutes in the office and he visited a few exam rooms, got kisses from the techs, and had a few treats. That would be enough to make his day, but it got even better when we walked out to the car.
The vet’s office is next door to a Dairy Queen. When I was walking Navan back to the car one of the Dairy Queen employees was emptying the garbage and saw us. Navan (and Dublin) tend to elicit a lot of attention because they don’t look like many other dogs around here, so the employee came over to pet him. Next thing I know, the dogs have been offered some ice cream!
The gif above is one of the few times I was able to get both dogs to sit before I gave them the ice cream. As you can tell, Navan has the patience of a puppy. No patience at all!
Navan had never had ice cream before so I put the cup on the ground and let Dublin eat first. Dublin is very gentle and relaxed so he enjoyed the ice cream slowly. Meanwhile, Navan was freaking out. He wanted the ice cream NOW!
When it was finally Navan’s turn he did not waste time.
The remaining ice cream was gone in two bites. Needless to say, I think he enjoyed it!