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Saga of a woman old enough to know better who lets her life be governed by the ridiculous hobby of breeding and showing dogs, musing on life, the twenty first century, Cameron and his mini-me, and the occasional sheep.
"IN DOG YEARS, I`M DEAD"
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|Electronic dogs - Belle, Angel and Cupcake|
So I packed them up and off we set away over the hills on a beautiful sunny day to the vet. My vet is a bit distant, but really good. The premises are very basic - a converted cottage in the main street of a village where you sit on kitchen chairs and the filing system is a card index box - but the treatment is excellent, and really not expensive, probably because they have very few overheads. (My previous vet was financing a huge vet hospital, an expensive lifestyle, and his own retirement, mainly from my account).
We arrived to an atmosphere of chaos. The efficient lady who managed the card index was absent, and the two vets struggled with an avalanche of well-thumbed cards. But I got my lot to the table and we struggled through all the paperwork, and at last the chips were implanted.
Angel didn`t care. Belle cared desperately and screamed and gave the vet her big-eyed "you have betrayed my trust " look. Cupcake didn`t even notice. For him the worst had already happened - he had been taken over winding roads in a car. For distant shows he is dosed with pills, but not this time. He had arrived soaking, and he sat on the table with his head down, dripping copiously from the mouth. He would not have noticed ear amputation.
Well, I got my 3 newcomers to the electronic age home, and looked at them, and began to speculate. What about a control chip? I picked up the Freeview remote control. Suppose it could control dogs instead?
I suggested to my 3 that they would now be entirely under my control, and that one click on the remote would bring them literally to heel. I received 3 looks of utter scorn. They sauntered off, secure in the knowledge that no advance in science would ever lead to Papillon control.
Shelby looked after them, unimpressed. He does not believe in new technology.
Shelby is tattooed.
It's scary to think of, but fortunately dog theft at shows is pretty rare. We all just have to remember to keep an eye on our neighbor's set ups.