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Friday, January 23, 2009

underestimating Wesley

This morning Wesley and I took Katie to the vet to have her teeth cleaned and a fatty tumor removed from above her hip. I was a little worried about how Wes would behave at the vet - I knew he would love the dogs, but I thought he might be tough to handle with Katie. When we arrived at the vet, the office was not open, so we just stood in the waiting room until the nurse came out to get Katie. When she came out, I let Wes kiss Katie and tell her good-bye. I took his hand and tried to steer him toward the door, but he stood there watching Katie walk down the hall toward the back of the building. I held onto his hand a little tighter because I was worried he would run after her. He didn't do that, but he started pointing down the hall and saying "Katie, Katie, KAY-TEE!" I told him that we would be back to get her after he woke up from his nap. I picked him up and carried him to the car. My heart was breaking because Wes just kept saying her name again and again. I didn't think that Wes would "get" leaving Katie, but apparently he did!
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I called the vet during Wesley's nap today, and they said I could pick her up after 3:00p. The one day that I want Wesley to wake up early from his nap - he decides to sleep an extra hour! That gave me extra time to work from home, but I was SO ready to pick up Katie. As soon as Wes woke up, I told him that we were going to get him ready and go to pick up Katie. He was instantly awake and ready to go. The whole ride to the vet, he just kept saying her name and also calling her "Key" (our nickname for Katie). I've never heard him use the nickname until today.
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Katie is doing well - she's lying next to me asleep, snoring loudly. The trouble is going to be keeping her from playing rough with Duke until her stitches come out...
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The point of my story is - don't underestimate the intelligence of an almost two year-old and his love for a dog!

Katie with her Elizabethan collar (aka "lampshade")

Katie's stitches (can you believe they shaved so much of her hair?!)

10 comments:

Mountain Girl said...

That's fun to hear of such a bond between a boy and his dog!

MamaPoRuski said...

How sweet! So glad it was only a short separation! Poor Katie, that was a big incision!

Christy said...

Poor Katie, she looks so pitiful. Hope she feels better soon.

LisaMarie said...

Katie looks so sad, but the "cute factor" to the story made me go "Awww" out loud! What a cutie Wesley is!

The Brooks Family said...

Aww, he loves his doggies :-) So sweet to see. Wesley cracks me up! I love the picture of him sitting in the laundry basket watching TV!!!! I laughed out loud. He and Henry seem so much alike, I'd bet they'd have a blast together.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Damon he is adorable Good luck and have a great time being a parent.


Shawnnee

Tami said...

Poor baby...both of them. Wesley for missing Katie - and the poor dog for having to wear the collar! :) I know its for a reason (Shad is a vet) but dogs always look so pitiful in those silly things! :)

Drew and Rita said...

What a sweet story.

Cara & Doug said...

Doesn't pertain this this blog entry, but thought I would share... Saturday when we went to get our I600 fingerprints done, the lady (who took my fingerprints) told us that the majority of people adopting right now are going to Ethiopia. Couldn't have projected that answer, but there it is....food for thought!

Christine said...

Oh, poor dog. Glad everything is okay.

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