I am Miss Sweetie, Princess of the Olde English Bulldogges.
Me: That’s a new idea.
Miss Sweetie: Is it all right for a princess to be scared? Because those humans with masks scare me.
Me: I see quite a few humans not wearing masks and that kind of scares me.
Miss Sweetie: Why do the dogs not wear masks?
Me: There is not much chance of dogs catching the virus and no evidence that dogs can pass it to humans. If I put a mask on you, would you wear it?
Miss Sweetie: No! Yuck!
Me: So not an issue, is it? Well, I can’t get through to the vet office. Let’s go to the door and check in there.
Miss Sweetie: If you insist.
Me: Can I check in here? Okay, we’ll come in.
Miss Sweetie: What’s behind that door? Who are those people? Why is that dog here?
Me: Looks like she’s here to have her babies. Let’s go back outside. We can wait on a bench. They are keeping the number of people below 10 in here. It will be cooler outside anyway.
Miss Sweetie: This isn’t nearly as fun as I thought it would be. How much longer?
Me: Until the vet tech comes out with your…stuff…
Miss Sweetie: Stuff. Like treats? It is cool out here. I like the vet.
Me: Uh-huh. Okay.
Miss Sweetie: Look! The mama dog! She looks sleepy. What is in that box?
Me: Her babies. How many are there? Five. Good.
Miss Sweetie: What did the human lady say? Five? What does that mean?
Me: The little Boston Terrier had one…two…three…four…five babies.
Miss Sweetie: Five babies! Scary!
Me: Oh, here we go now.
Miss Sweetie: Who is this masked person?
Me: Just sit down and stay calm.
Miss Sweetie: Why should I be…ouch! She pinched me! I don’t care if she is smiling behind that mask. Pinching is rude…ouch! She did it again!
Me: Okay. We can start for home now.
Miss Sweetie: You mean we came all this way just for her to pinch me twice? We could have stayed home and you could have done that.
Me: Those pinches were your vaccines. And no, we couldn’t do that at home, not the rabies vaccine anyway.
Miss Sweetie: You know what I think. Worst vacation ever. One more question about home? Are we there yet?
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