When a member of your family is of the canine variety it means that inevitably, you will be making trips to the veterinarian’s office. It’s not exactly a trip to the spa for your pal, and it can sometimes even be a bit traumatizing. But, like your trips to the family doctor, these trips are necessary.
Once at the vet’s office, the waiting room will be host to a variety of animals. From cats and rats to ferrets and hey, maybe even a parrot, you never quite know who you’ll meet. It is a fairly safe bet, though, that you’ll meet other dogs. It's fun to watch the different personalities interact with your own furry friend.
So who are some of the different types of dogs you’ll meet at the vet’s office?
1. Old Faithful – aka The Veteran
This guy or gal has been here before and knows the drill. Old faithful is an older dog that will most often be spotted at his of her human’s feet. Resting easy and just waiting to hear his or her name called so they can get this over with.
2. Nervous Nellie/Scaredy-Sam
This poor dog is terrified of the vet, the same way I am terrified of the dentist. They don’t want to be here and they’re likely hiding under the chair their human is sitting on.
3. Still Thinks They’re Going to the Dog Park
This dog is still excited and happy and hasn’t yet clued in that the dog park looks an awful lot like a veterinarian’s office. If its human is lucky, it’ll stay that way.
4. The Betrayed
This is the dog from number three that just figured it out. They’re not happy about it and you may receive a surprise gift in your slippers later on.
Aren’t they just the cutest? Don’t fawn too much, though. We wouldn’t want your dog to feel left out. Okay, fine, you can’t help it. I understand. I’m right there with you.
6. The Prince/Princess
This is usually a little dog, perhaps a Yorkie or shih tzu, but not always. Either way, you’ll know the pampered prince or princess when you see them (the tiara is a dead giveaway). They’re waiting impatiently on a comfortable pillow brought by their human and quite frankly can’t believe anyone would have the nerve to make them wait in the first place.
7. The Attention Seeker
This dog is all over the place and wants ALL of the attention. They’ll go from human to human demanding to be acknowledged. It’s best to go along.
8. The Boss
Maybe just scared and misunderstood. Maybe just a jerk. The Boss will stake his or her ground and make sure everyone around knows and understands that they are in charge here.
9. Rip Van Winkle
Similar to Old Faithful, the Rip Van Winkle tends to not let the venue faze them. They’ll happily sleep until it’s time to go home.
10. The Loud Mouth
This dog could be barking for any number of reasons. They could be a Nervous Nellie or Attention Seeker, or they could just be barking for the sake of barking, much like my baby will yell just to hear his voice. You can try to shush, but you’ll only make things worse.
These are just some of the types of dogs you’ll meet at the vet’s office. Let us know some we may have left off in the comments below!