Vet Run – Part 1 – Conversations with Stella, Doodlebug, and Miss Sweetie


I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. You can leave me out of this one, Lady Human. I am not going to the vet.

Me:  No, it’s not your turn. Doodlebug is going and then Miss Sweetie will go tomorrow.

Miss Sweetie:  I want to go today, too.

Me:  Nope. I’m doing this trek alone and I can’t have you two playing footsie with each other in a Toyota Corolla. It’s a long trip and I don’t think my car can stay stable with 160 pounds of rolling bulldog in the backseat.

Doodlebug:  I’ll go!


Me:  Yes, I know you will.

Stella:  Have fun!

Me:  Okay, boy, jump on in.

Doodlebug:  What will happen if I do?

Me:  I will start the car and we will go to the vet’s office.

Doodlebug:  You go first. It doesn’t look safe.

Me:  Oh, Doodle, Okay, follow me in.

Doodlebug: Now what?

Me:  You sit here while I get in the driver’s seat.

Doodlebug:  I’ll do that driving thing.

Me:  Mmmm, no, you won’t. Now, just settle down. We’re on our way.

Doodlebug:  This is more boring than I thought it would be. Things are whizzing by. Wait. Why are we stopped?  Are we there yet?

Me:  Nope. There’s an accident up ahead.

Doodlebug:  Why?

Me:  Hard for me to say. Something went wrong.

Doodlebug:  How can that be? Humans know everything.

Me:  Nope.

Doodlebug:  The human in that tall rolling box is looking down at me and smiling. Am I that funny looking?

Me:  No, he just enjoys seeing a good-looking bulldog while he’s stuck in a traffic jam.

Doodlebug:  Do I look better in a traffic jam? Are we there yet?

Me:  It’ll take a while, but we’re rolling again. And when we do get there, people may look funny to you. A bunch of them may be wearing masks. We will probably have to meet them in the parking lot. Don’t be scared.

Doodlebug:  I won’t be afraid, Lady Human. Humans at vet offices always look weird. I’m used to it.












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