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Vet Visits for Worry Worts

Today Rumpy heads to the vet to have his teeth cleaned and the problem tooth removed. I’m so glad.


I’ll be glad to see him not moping around on the back porch.

And I’m worried.

I always worry when there’s anesthesia involved.

I worry about complications with the extraction.

Or problems that might arise as he heals.

What if he doesn’t come home?




Then I tell myself I’m being silly. Rumpy will be fine, and soon he’ll be back to his old self, running and romping and enjoying all that life has to offer.

Can’t wait for him to resume his zoomies.

But for now, I’ll worry.

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50 thoughts on “Vet Visits for Worry Worts

  1. I hope it all goes well with Rumpy, poor thing nothing worse than a tooth ache. I will be sending all my positive feelings and thoughts.

    Posted by kathyclem | March 7, 2014, 2:18 AM
  2. I am a worrier too so can totally understand how you must be feeling. I’m sure Rumpy dog will be back to his old self soon enough, till then my thought and prayers are with you. Xxx

    Posted by dianaroggenbuckebrown | March 7, 2014, 2:21 AM
  3. You can worry a little, that’s probably good for you – you care. Don’t get yourself into tizzy about it. Give Rumpy positive thoughts and hugs for extra strength.

    I had my tooth pulled and it was the best thing. No more pain and I could eat on both sides of my mouth. And, once it heals you’ll be able to lots of cookies. Tell Jen not to be stingy with the cookies. You’ve been through a lot and cookies console us more than anything.
    love, BJ Pup

    Posted by Hi folks. WooWoo | March 7, 2014, 2:34 AM
  4. Well it would be more remarkable if you did not worry. We always expect the worst because we all know a little just enough to scare us whitless. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I am sure all will be well and Rumpy will be home and zooming soon as!
    😉 xxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | March 7, 2014, 3:16 AM
  5. Please let us know.

    Posted by jmgoyder | March 7, 2014, 3:17 AM
  6. Rumpy will be fine, but I know you will still worry until you pick him up from the vet. I’d be the same; we’re just worry worts!
    Good luck Rumpy, see you back home soon.

    Posted by barb19 | March 7, 2014, 3:19 AM
  7. I am sure Rumpy will fine. You are entitled to worry – it part of your job because you love him/her. When I had Isaiah’s teeth cleaned and had 3 removed, I took the day off. Isaiah was fine and in fact put on weight afterwards. Rumpy will be fine and just think how sweet his breath will smell (hopefully)

    Posted by Isaiah's Mom | March 7, 2014, 3:33 AM
  8. I understand the worrying but I’m sure it will be fine. There is probably more chance for mishap driving to the vet.

    Posted by Charles Huss | March 7, 2014, 4:51 AM
  9. Rumpy is strong!!! He loves you, Jen so he surly will be fine and comes back to you!!! He can’t wait for seeing your face and kitties!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | March 7, 2014, 5:21 AM
  10. I am the exact same way! Rumpy will be just fine and come bouncing home

    retro rover

    Posted by Retro Rover | March 7, 2014, 5:29 AM
  11. My bipeds say that the clock runs slow when they’re waiting to hear they can pick us up from the vet.

    Posted by Clowie | March 7, 2014, 5:42 AM
  12. Yup, waiting for surgeries of any kind is nerve wracking. There’s lots of positive energy sent your way from many directions – we’re all thinking good thoughts for you!

    Posted by savedbydogs | March 7, 2014, 5:50 AM
  13. I get nervous every time the cats go to the vet or anytime I’m away from home overnight. let’s face we love & adore our fur kids. xoxoxoxo

    Posted by clingycat | March 7, 2014, 6:05 AM
  14. I do the same then when my Dakota goes under as well. I worried when he got fixed, and again when he had his teeth done last year, and I’ll do it again when he gets his teeth done again in a few weeks.

    Posted by Chris M Anderson | March 7, 2014, 6:53 AM
  15. EXACTLY RIGHT: “Rumpy will be fine, and soon he’ll be back to his old self, running and romping and enjoying all that life has to offer.”!!!!!! + with a great new smile!!!! 🙂

    Posted by marina kanavaki | March 7, 2014, 7:46 AM
  16. MOMS are all habitual Worry Warts. Paws Crossed fur Rumpy.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | March 7, 2014, 8:07 AM
  17. It will seem endless, but it will pass and Rumpy will be fine! 🙂 Doesn’t hurt to cross paws though, eh!

    Posted by Austin Towers | March 7, 2014, 8:20 AM
  18. Rumpy will be just fine. Really, he’ll be OK.

    Posted by bitcodavid | March 7, 2014, 8:55 AM
  19. I worry too when someting at the vet is planned. I cross my paws that all goes well and Rumpy, the cookie-saurus is back at home soon.

    Posted by easyweimaraner | March 7, 2014, 9:25 AM
  20. We’ll keep our paws crossed for adorable Rumpy’s vet visit. These kinds of visits make our Mommy nervous, too.


    Posted by prancer pie | March 7, 2014, 9:33 AM
  21. Right there with you Jen. I always fret when any of our cats, young or old need anesthesia. Savvy just had her first dental with an extraction of one of her front canines because it was fractured and the root was exposed. She came through it fine…except….now she is having constipation problems which she has never had before…sheesh…not idea if it is all linked. I know Rumpy will be home and smiling his beautiful smile. Paw hugs, Mom Linda and Savannah

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | March 7, 2014, 9:38 AM
  22. Don’t forget, you’ll be woozie after you wake up and may not be able to swallow so wait a while before you chomp on those treats Rumpy! Don’t drink either, you might puke. Good luck, you’ll be back to normal soon!

    Posted by stitchinstein | March 7, 2014, 9:42 AM
  23. I hope all goes well!

    Posted by Jackie | March 7, 2014, 9:46 AM
  24. I am same as you dear Jen, My prayers and thoughts with you both, love you, nia

    Posted by niasunset | March 7, 2014, 9:48 AM
  25. Don’t worry Miss Jen! We send lots of healing wuvwuvwuv!

    Posted by Kuruk | March 7, 2014, 10:09 AM
  26. Its only natural to worry about the ones we love… Sending Hugs and I am sure all will be well… 🙂 xxx

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | March 7, 2014, 10:11 AM
  27. Good luck, Rumpy (and pet mom)!

    Posted by KDKH | March 7, 2014, 10:26 AM
  28. Worry, and then be filled with relief. It will be over and he’ll be home.

    Posted by IsobelandCat | March 7, 2014, 11:12 AM
  29. It’s a mom’s job to worry. You’re just doing your job…..

    Love and licks and happy, healing thoughts,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | March 7, 2014, 11:22 AM
  30. Magic thoughts for healing and zipping around again!!!

    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

    Posted by dayphoto | March 7, 2014, 11:55 AM
  31. Mom worries like crazy, so she purposely plans a super busy agenda when we have a procedure done so she doesn’t think about it as much. He will be fine…hopefully heal up quickly too.

    Posted by Emmadog | March 7, 2014, 12:06 PM
  32. It’s the human condition. Hope it all works out okay!

    Posted by Bernadette | March 7, 2014, 12:16 PM
  33. Keeping our paws crossed! Much love, Roxy & Tigerlino 🙂

    Posted by purrfectkitties | March 7, 2014, 1:10 PM
  34. Hugs and purrs dear Rumpy.

    Posted by Brian | March 7, 2014, 1:25 PM
  35. I know how you feel. When Coco goes to the vet, I have trick myself into almost forgetting about the appointment, just so I won’t worry. Luckily, she’s one healthy brown baby!

    Posted by brandielliott | March 7, 2014, 1:32 PM
  36. Prayers and positive energy for RumpyDog.

    Posted by coddlecreekpetservices | March 7, 2014, 1:52 PM
  37. I worry about the same things when I take Boomer and Dottie in and I know others who worry too. We’ve got our fingers and paws crossed that everything with Rumpy will be just fine.

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | March 7, 2014, 3:04 PM
  38. Dear Jen: i can understand your worry over Rumpy…it is perfectly natural….I am sure rumpy will be fine & the surgery will go well. However until he is back with you I know you will worry…it proves just how much we LOVE our 4 leggeds!!! They mean so much to us don’t they??
    Here’s a B-I-G {{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}} for you & a *kiss* for Rumpy from Nylablue 🙂

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | March 7, 2014, 4:42 PM
  39. Hope everything went ok for you today Rumpy!!!!
    I am the same way Jen, don’t feel bad!
    I am such a worry wart when it comes to these things!
    I am sure he did just fine, and I can’t wait to hear an update!!

    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | March 7, 2014, 6:04 PM
  40. We will be worrywarts with you until we hear he did fine. Sending {{hugs}} for you Jen and good karma for Rumpy.
    Mary, mom and the gang

    Posted by Marty the Manx | March 7, 2014, 6:33 PM
  41. Hope you had a good experience. We had anesthesia free cleaning and got a report card saying how well we behaved.

    Posted by corkscot | March 7, 2014, 6:50 PM
  42. It is easy to worry with our pets…I hate that I can’t talk to them…or maybe the other way around…so I know what is going on with them

    Posted by Jo Bryant | March 8, 2014, 3:31 AM
  43. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and to all your family, Jen.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | March 8, 2014, 7:00 AM
  44. Seems like that kind of worry is inbred in us animal lovers. Wishing you well, Rumpy and holding the thought you’ll be fine and chewing on those treats after a romp outside before ya know it. Love from us to all of you.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | March 8, 2014, 8:47 AM
  45. Good luck, Rumpy! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    Posted by Russell Smith | March 8, 2014, 5:37 PM
  46. I’m sure it will all go well xxx

    Posted by Misaki | March 9, 2014, 12:57 PM


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