Monday, August 11, 2008

My vegetarian dog just had acupuncture.

This is truly a sentence I never thought would come out of my mouth. You see, I'm truly anything BUT a naturalist. I like me a good hormoned-up beef steak. I hate taking vitamins or herbs. They give me gas. I eat vegetables. Corn. Corn chips. Mashed potatoes. French fries. But like I've said before, my dog is not a dog. She's a girl. She's a member of the family. She has been a vegetarian for several years now. Long story. It's necessary. That's all you need to know. Why else would I torture her like that? I hear vegetarian animals live longer. I hope so. Vegetarian dogs definitely smell better!!!! Really. You should try it. On your dog, I mean. I should clarify. Their skin smells better. But the gas? Well...what can I say. You get used to it. Candice has bouts with her arthritis every now and then. She hasn't been able to walk for 3 days. So we took her to the vet today. She had x-rays. Good news, she's in GREAT shape for a girl of her age. Her hips look good, the vet said. Wish someone would say that about me. But the doc thought a little round of acupuncture might do her some good, loosen her up a bit. Okay. Really? Acupuncture? On animals? Is this for real? All I know is it worked and she can go back as often as once a week. It's really not that expensive. If I opted to give her meds instead, the meds are actually more expensive than the acupuncture. I asked the doctor to give me acupuncture. She laughed. I was serious. I wish you all could have seen the looks on my girls' faces when they walked into the examining room and saw 7 needles in Candice's back. Better yet, I wish you could have seen the look on my HUSBAND'S face when he walked into the examining room and saw the 7 needles in Candice's back. All he could think of was HOW MUCH IS THIS gonna cost me? Well, that and...acupuncture...on a dog....? Yes, honey, acupuncture on our vegetarian dog. I feel so fashionable. So Paris Hilton-ish.

5 comments:

God's Girl said...

WOW! Now I've head everything. How much did that set you back! Hope she feels better soon.

Are you gearing up for College Football Season?

God's Girl said...

I meant to write...now I've heard everything. :)

Jess

Ashley said...

Do you have the matching end tables too?? I love them!! It must be the Aggie in us! We just have great taste like that! :)

laytonfamily said...

well well, miss fine and sassy - aren't you BIG stuff?!!

laytonfamily said...

Wall-E - really, he said it was a "far fetched" idea that the earth would be uninhabitable. but no, he wasn't disappointed at all. He said it had some good concepts to it. He thought it was hilarous everyone in the movie was super fat - and walked out of the movie theater to see some overweight people snacking on popcorn and soda.