Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My First Outing!

Thanks for all your suggestions on what I should call my mom.  I think I'm going to call her Momma because that's what my new friend Pearl calls her mom and she's from the south just like I am.  In fact, we're twinners because we are both the same age and have similar vision loss.  Weeeee!

I didn't know what the plan was for today when I woke up but I soon found out.  Momma said I had a vet appointment at 12:30 and I came this close to telling her to go without me because that time is smack dab in the middle of my lunch hour.  I decided to just go along and pout if things got bad but I had such a great time. 

This car ride I got to sit shot-gun where I belong.  No more of this back seat business for me.  Nope.  Tiffy rides in the front seat or Tiffy stays home.  Momma knows I mean business so she better not try to pull one over on me again.

We arrived at March Animal Hospital way early because Momma thought we were going to have to fill out paperwork.  Silly Momma!  She gave them all the info on me over the phone the other day so I just hung out in the waiting room looking cute and checking things out.  And guess what?  There was another pug there!  He was a cute little black pug named Duke.  He told me that he had a fawn pug sister at home and when Momma heard this she just about fainted because Duke's Momma had a little human baby and a 3 year old human sister.  Wow!  That Momma must really be tired!

I wasn't afraid to be in the examining room but it was a little too confining for me.  I wanted to run and play with all the dogs I heard barking but Momma wanted me to calm down and act like a lady.  Of course I listened to Momma because I don't want to get a bad reputation.  Did I mention that Dad was on the phone while I was whining and trying to scratch my way out of the examining room?  Oops!

I wasn't even scared when Dr. Lisa came in the room because Momma had already told me all about her.  Stubby used to see Dr. Lisa back in the day but then Dr. Lisa moved away and that made Momma sad because she was the best vet ever.  Dr. Lisa remembered Momma and Dad and they told her about Stubby and how she was the only vet that really cared about him.  Soon everyone was leaky and there was a big group hug.  And then the fun began.

Dr. Lisa examined me from my cute little nose to my cute little tail.  She looked deep into my eyes and said that I was beautiful.  Awwww.  I love her already!  She told Momma that I don't have any peripheral vision and that my eyes are always going to need drops.  She also said there's probably nothing surgically that can be done to repair them so I will always have vision loss.  This news didn't bother me one bit because I get around just fine with my cute brown eyes.  And I don't mind the drops because I get little kisses on my head while the drops work their magic. 

After a mostly clean bill of health - typical pug ear infections - Momma and I headed straight for the door so Dad could pay the bill.   Momma told me she always leaves right before the bill arrives so that she doesn't have to pay.  I told her that a lady never pays and she just smiled.

I knew I wasn't going to pay the bill but that's not why I rushed out the door.  I needed to pick up some pee mail and then leave some for my friends.  I didn't want to be rude and not let them know that I had visited so a quick stop to do what needed to be done and back in the car I went.

Did I mention that I whined in the car all the way to the vet's office?  You would think after a 15 hour car ride that I would be used to being in the car but this car was different from the one that picked me up in Texas.  I couldn't really see out the window and it was loud.  Momma tried to calm me down my taking my picture but she's not a good photographer.  Somehow she managed to get a picture of my brand new tag that Dad bought me yesterday.  I feel so loved! 

All that activity really pooped me out.  I was in Dad's office when we first got home but then I climbed the stairs to Momma's office where I curled up in bed and slept.  I was dreaming about shopping and about running.  I think I was dreaming about running to PetSmart!

I was so tired that I slept right through dinner.  The next thing I knew Momma got up from her computer and I jumped up.  She told me it was 6:30 and asked me if I was hungry.  Hello?  I'm starving!  I told her to not let me miss dinner again because I might waste away to nothing.  Did I mention that I weigh 15.5 lbs and that the doctor says I'm perfect?  I need to keep my girly figure and that means eating all my meals even when someone forgets to wake me for dinner.  Thanks Momma!


  1. Oh Tiffy/Twinner, I am so glad you settled on 'momma'. I am quite fond of it!

    4 paws up for a clean bill of health! Who needs perfect vision anyway? We can see our kibble and we can see our mommas. We're good to go! And I am so relieved that you guys have a vet that you love and trust.

    I put your pretty picture on my bloggie today!


  2. Tiff, honey.....I got a bad eye and gotta git drops in it, too, so no big dill.

    You been busier than a one-armed paperhanger I tell ya what! No wonder ya slept through dinner.

  3. Hellos Tiffy, it Tuni Wooners. I sleep through breakfast usually hee hee even when its right under my nose. Those drops will make your eyes sparkle (thats what my mom says when she gives me mine). Tiffy I gots to ask where you get that stylish pretty on yous!

    Tuni (and Sequoia who is searching for crumbs in the kitchen geeze Sequoia)

  4. What a day! The good thing about sleeping through a meal is that you still get it! You sure must be a tiny girl! We love your new tag. I'm thinking your pawrents are really liking having a little girl to fuss over.

  5. Tiffy!

    I likes how Pearl calls you Tiffy twinner! I thinks that is perfect cuz mum says that you reminds her of Pearl.

    Such a pretty harness and OMP I luv the name tag!!! hold ons....


    Ok I am backs, now where was I, oh yeah...... I was also just at the V-E-T and I totally know hows tiring it can be. I had some teeths taken outs and that just plum tuckered me outs that I almost missed my dinner. Almost..... I remembered at 8pm then barked for mum to makes it for me.

    WInston WIlbur

  6. Oh for pugness sakes. me again Tiffy,

    We were signed ins under Dad's blogger name so that is whys it says KRFIDDLER! Shesh Dad next times log outs!

    Winston Wilburs

  7. Hi Tiffy
    Thank you for coming into our world.
    I was so interested in all that you had to say, that I did not want your story to end!
    You have so much to tell us. I love a good story,...specially true storys with happy times, like yours.
    I have a feeling the daddy is going to spoil his little baby girl! He bought you a new tag yesterday? I love it,. and I love your harness. Gee ,,, you are so pretty. And you adorable button nose!
    I wish I had a nice doctor like you.. She seems like a very loving doctor. And it sounds to me like you are in PERFECT health!
    Your so funny- doing that digging on the door!
    I am glad you picked the name mamma too.. Pearly is so wise!
    All your words made me laugh and giggle Tiffy, but mostly they made me smile and cry happy tears, because I know how much you love your mamma and dad, and I know how much they love you.
    I love you too, we all do.

  8. Hola Tiffy!!
    What a great day you had! specially the clean bill of health! As long as you can smell you nice Foody you Momma give you(I think she was letting you relax that why she was late)
    Lots of Hugs and Bechos
    Spongy & Licky

  9. Of course you're perfect! And oh so cute!


  10. Hey Tiffy!! Wow, you had a very busy day - can't believe you slept through dinner!!!

    You are such a pretty girl :)

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

  11. I agree with Tweedles, Tiffy, I think yous daddy is gonna spoil you! Because yous his little girl! That is such a pretty tag he got for you! So happy you have a nice vet that you're all happy with -- that's really important, isn't it? I think you'll do just fine, Tiff my girl -- though sleeping through dinner! Wow, you must have really been tired - a puggie sleeping through dinner???? Glad yous got some after you woke up! And so glad to have you here in the blogosphere!

  12. Dear TiffyPants, this here is your snug buddy, Howie, do you remember me? I am suprised you didn't decide on my seggestion to call yer maw HEY GIMME THAT SAUSAGE but I do understand you are trying to impress your new landlords and all so thass okay I guess. I am writing to tell yew that I got in trubble yesterday for peein on the leather ottoman again. Right in front of MAW! heh heh You wudda been so proud. I'm glad the doctor was nice to yew, but I'm not sprized. Yew are a wonderful puggy *looks over shoulder to make sure nopuggy is reading this*. I miss yew. Kissy kiss - pee ess, I also kissy Pearley.
    lubbs U more than bacon!
    Howee Pee

  13. hi tiffy!
    oh what a wonderful adventure you had!
    we love your new tag your dad got you!
    he has excellent taste! :)
    we cannot wait to hear about what you and your momma do today!
    a & m

  14. Hi Tiffy!
    What a day you had! Some moms and dads have two'll get used to that. And you slept through dinner? Whew, you must have been tired after all that fun. You have a nice vet! She is pretty like you.
    We can't wait to hear more!


  15. It's great to meet you Tiffy!

    My name is Oskar & I have a blog that I'd love for you to check out, It's a great place for pet bloggers to find each other and get some exposure!

    Nubbin wiggles,