Sunday, August 14, 2011



Happy Sunday to all from Master Lightning.



Life at the OP Pack has been very busy, and the Momster says it is all because of me. I don't know what she means, but I do find a lot here to keep me busy.


I had my first visit to the V.E.T. on Friday, and I checked out A-OK. The vet tech brought me to the back room to get weighed and to have my temp checked. I don't know why they had to do THAT, I could have told them my temp was just fine. That part was not fun at all, but they did tell Mom that I was very good. The vet tech brought me back to Mom and told her I weighed 11.5 lbs. Mom looked at him and said "you are kidding, right?" He said, "No, I even weighed him twice because I thought it was wrong." Mom said she knew it could NOT be right but she decided to wait for the vet to come in. The vet lady was very nice; she even sat right on the floor with me and let me kiss her all over her face. She checked me all over, feet, ears, mouth, teeth, nose, tummy, joints, everything!!! Then she was getting ready to give me a SHOT when she looked at the chart and saw the 11.5 lbs. A very quizzical look came over her face and she asked the vet tech if he was sure. He told her he had weighed me twice. Mom chimed in and said she really thought I was closer to 20 lbs. So off to the back room I went again. Yeppers, I am a whopping 26.4 lbs. I guess that makes me a BIG BOY!!!

Mom talked to the nice vet lady about my fear of Dad's shoes and the little bipeds. She suggested that I might try wearing a special D.A.P. collar to help calm me.




You can see it here in this pic. Its effect should last for about 30 days. Mom said it was probably worth trying. I am happy to say that I am doing much better now with Dad's shoes. We will see how things go with the little bipeds when they come back tomorrow. Mom even got one of those collars for Thunder to see if he could get a bit more relaxed around me. We think it is working although we are still far from being good furiends.


All in all my first vet visit wasn't too bad. I even got to meet a really cool Weimaraner puppy in the lobby - she had the prettiest icy blue eyes. Too bad Mom didn't get her pic.



Meanwhile I have been spending a lot of time outside now that it isn't so intensely hot here. Mom was hoping to get some more good group shots like the one in that last post. But my packmates told me that it wasn't a good idea to look at the flashy beast all the time. We need to hold out for some really tasty treats.



So I tried to follow Thunder's lead and put my head down while he looked away from the flashy beast.




This time I tried it again while Phantom gazed off into the distance and away from the Momster.




Here Phantom was trying to remind me that I wasn't doing it right and that I still have a lot to learn.



Hey guys, this isn't much fun. I am going to explore the kingdom, you three can keep at the posing. I am out of here.


So Mom is still trying for another good pic. Hope you all have a great Sunday.

Woos, Lightning







45 comments:

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds like a great vet visit except for the temperature thing!! I was wondering about the 11.5 lbs while reading it! Love the pictures...looks like Lightning is fitting right in there. I hope the collar helps his fears!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Elyse and Riley said...

Oh my goodness!! I just had to stop over here when I saw that "Lightning" had also signed your blog comment on my blog! So Thunder's project DID work!

Congrats on your new (most handsome) pup, Momster! Lightning sort of reminds us of sweet Dakota with his white fur and all. Love the eyes!

Elyse and Riley

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Love Phantom's phace in the phurst pikh!

:-)

We are furry glad woo are keeping The Momster SOOOOOOO busy!

After all, we know she has lots and lots of spare time!

Keep up the GReat work!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and The Golden Khampers

BeadedTail said...

We didn't think that 11.5 lbs was right either because that's what my kitty sisfurs weigh and you look bigger than them! We're glad the vet was so good to you, well, except for that temp thing. We liked your photo shoot attempt too! Hope all goes better with the little bipeds tomorrow!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Love the pictures of all of you. It must be really hard to get everyone to look at the camera!

Woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

rottrover said...

Lightning! Woo are a BIG boy!! Have you sniffed Dad's scary shoes when he's not wearing them? Maybe if you know they smell like him they won't be so scary. And, yeah, those little bi-peds sometimes just move too fast, huh. Maybe they should ignore you when they first come over, and then you can go to them...just sayin'

your virtual big bro,

-Gizmo

Sue said...

Even from here we could tell that you're no puny 11 pounder. We like going to the vet because everybody talks to us and pets us and they have the very best treats.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

FURKIDSMOM said...

You're a big boy!!! You're learning really fast too - always hold out for treats!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Stewey said...

Happy Sunday to you too, Lightning!
Wow - you ARE a big boy already!
You weigh almost as much as I weigh! I wear a Thundershirt during times of anxiety, and my mom says it works! Thanks for sharing your pawesome pics!
Stewey

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

I'm with you, Lightning! There are adventures to be had that do not include sitting still for mom's flashy thingy!!

AROOOOF!
Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack
www.theloveshackpack.com

Stella said...

Here is how I do pictures, Lightening, first I sit for Mom real nice, then I hear the click and move fast! She didn't get me! After two or three of those, she just gives up and lets me go!

Kisses,
Stella

The Thundering Herd said...

So what in the world had your mom so busy in the vet's office that she could take a Weim puppy pic?

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-0han, Vidock said...

Hey Lightning! We really like that second group shot! To us, it looks like you are bowing to your elders as a sign of respect towards them. Right???????

Woofs,
Tommy

Tessa the Maltese said...

Wow you really are a BIG boy there Lighting! I mean next to you there could be 5 of me!

woos, Tessa

Amber DaWeenie said...

Lightning, me tinks your siblings have a lot to learn from YOU. Boo on da flashy beast! :o)

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Well, I must have missed something along the line. (Oops...sorry) Lightning? Wow, a new pup? And such a sweet, sweet face too. Well, a very belated congratulations and warm welcome to the little (mmm...big)one. So nice to see the four of you together and what beautiful eyes Lightning has! Looking forward to following this brand new journey.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Wow, you already weigh more than what my new brudder will weigh full grown, hehehe! Just think, you were born May 4th, and he was born July 4th. I still am a tiny bit camera shy, but much better then I used to be. Mama says it just takes time. Have a great Sunday!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

Sam said...

Hi little Lightning! Mom is behind on blogs (what else is new?) and is meeting you for the first time. I think her exact words were "Squeeeeee!"

Sam

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Mom always says we dussn't do puppehs around here and now I rememmer why, BOL! (Pee Ess - shoes can be tasty. Just woofin.)

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

OMD Lighting!! You remind Mommy so much of Angel Dakota. Love all your pictures and the oine fromm thgen other day of every doggie looking right at the camera is pawsome. Your Mom better save that one cause it might never happenn again.

Momty sends special hugs to dearest Phantom.

{{{huggies}}}}......Mona and Weenie

houndstooth said...

I'm glad your trip to the vet turned out to be just fine! I'd be pretty sad if she said it wasn't.

You look like you're doing a great job of fitting in to me. Great work by all of you in keeping the momster on her toes with the camera!

Bunny

P.S. Tell her she'll get better pics of you all if she puts you in a shady spot!

Julia Williams said...

Awwwwwww... just about as cute as it gets. At least Mom was able to capture ONE good group shot!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love the last picture when you decided that enough was enough and you were outta here!
You're too smart, Lightning!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Steffi said...

Lightning - don't worry, we are sure your big brother will love you soon! Nari hated Alpha (wouldn't look at her, lots of funny husky noises) for the first couple weeks when she came home. But now they are best friends!!

Good job with those pictures- very important not to look at that flashy thing! :)

- Starbuck, Nari and Alpha

STELLA from Down Under said...

Hi Lightening, wow you are a big boy already. I am 15 weeks old and weigh 15 pounds (7 kgs). I'm sorry but what is the collar you are having to wear. Mum hasn't heard of them.

We have little people come to our home three days a week (mum is a carer) and I find it very interesting to sniff them through the door and then sometimes mum lets them give me lots of treats. I like them now. They know to be gentle and quiet at first and when my tail wags they can be noisy and I don't care.

Hope this helps. No worries, and love, Stella

Mrs. JP said...

He is such a good looking little guy. What is this collar? I hope it helps. You did get some good pictures even if they weren't looking at the camera.

Sagira said...

Glad to hear that your first visit to the vet wasn't "that" bad.

Already 26 pounds. WOW!

dw said...

I am so far behind on catching up on blogs that I didn't even realize that Thunder had such a fantastic project underway...and now completed! Welcome, Lightning! You sure are cute and are learning about that flashy beast from the best!

Oskar said...

Oh Lightning, I have a feeling you have a lot to teach your pack!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Frankie Furter said...

Lightning, I thought YOU and THUNDER had come to Live on my hill last night... butt then I realized you would NEVER scare me like that stuffs did.

Wow! Grrrreat visit to the Dawgtor. You are gonna be a BIG guy fur sure.

Benny and Lily said...

you are adorable. Bet there is a lot of babysitting going on there
Benny & Lily

euthymic said...

Ashley Pumpernickel also is scared of the flashy beast. You guys have some great family shots there.

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

nancyturtle said...

Silly Vet tech forgot to change the scale from kilos to pounds when she weighed you!
Treats from the little bipeds sounds like a great idea, something you could learn to like very quickly.
Nell

Wyatt said...

Hey Lightning, I totally understand that you have way too much puppy bizness to attend to. You don't have time for photo shoots!!

Wyatt

scotsmad said...

We notice Ciara being a goody-goody and posing well. Daisy is our poser. Your sibe brothers are giving you some good advice Ligtning.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mack said...

Congrats on an excellent V.E.T. visit!
We love the pics!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

my gosh you are gorgeous huh? what a looker you are and so photogenic! hey--your vet had the scale set to kilos not pounds. 11.5 kilos works out to about 26 pounds--i bet that is what happened. in Canada we use kilos.

SissySees said...

You sure are cute. What's with vets and the temperature thing?! Both of my girls just glare and tell the tech how RUDE that is...

sagechronicles said...

You gave me a good idea (the D.A.P. collar). Sage has been freaking out when we board her here lately and there are a couple more coming up soon. I'll talk to her vet about it.

Soggibottom said...

So good to see your settleing down with the pack young pup :-) I had my shots a few weeks ago, the reason why I am out and about over the bridge. Need to have my micro chip on Wednesday. All dogs need one. So they tell me, my mum isn't coming with us, she said it will hurt her more than me ..... luv's... Young Freya Rose Blossom X

sprinkles said...

Wow, big difference between 11.5 and 26.4. I wonder how the vet tech could be so far off.

I'm glad to hear you're settling in so nicely, Lightening. Hopefully Thunder will be a little more accepting too.

Carol said...

Lightning is adorable and your dogs are well behaved.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sounds like you have a very nice vet and that all is well, Lightning (even if it took a little work to get your correct weight...heck, I weigh 19 lbs)!

Momma asks you to let momster know that she is well after our little Saturday "incident." Momma always stays in the open within earshop of people. She doesn't want to carry pepper spray for fear of one of the WDA getting a blast but she does always have her cell phone. And if it had come to it, she is practical enough to just hand over the camera...things are just not worth getting hurt over. Really, she says if we were more upset and growling she would have panicked more but since we were wary but calm she was confident that all was going to be fine. Thanks so much for your concern...sometimes it feels good to be "mothered" a bit!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We thinks the 4 of you are keeping the Mom on your toes. Hope the collars work. We needs one of those for Scylla.

FiveSibesMom said...

So glad your vet visit went well! I bet you got lots of ooohs and ahhhs at how adorable you are!!! Sorry about the temp thing, that is no fun.

Love the almost group shots!