In response to Maria (sargentmt)’s comment against “A Ray Collision” yesterday:
After Carol’s recent collision with Ray, contributing to a rather awkward fall, she wanted to go to a walk-in clinic just for the reassurance that nothing major had happened, especially as she had heard a “crack” sound as she fell down and across her arm.
She did not feel too certain about her right arm and shoulder ability and therefore was uncomfortable with driving herself there. Given Ray’s severe separation anxiety, we all piled into my car and off we went. Ray was his usual excited self as he jumped up onto the back seat because, to him, a ride in the car is usually an adventure that includes treats.
His excitement faded extremely fast as I parked the car and Carol got out and disappeared into the medical building. He started to whine and generally moan, but soon she was back. They were anticipating being able to see her in about 2 hours (they were busy) and so suggested that we went back home for a while… which we did!
About 1-1/2 hours later Ray was once again harnessed and taken to the car, but this time he was not so excited. When we turned into the building’s parking area, he was already vocalizing his disapproval. When Carol got out and disappeared into the building, he was very agitated and loud! I talked to him; stroked his ears; had the Classical music station on the radio, but he whined and moaned continuously. I had a side window down a little, and that distracted him for a few seconds.
I listened to a very distraught dog for about 2-1/2 hours and, when Carol returned, Ray made it quite clear to her that he was not amused! The verdict on Carol was a tentative nothing apparently serious, but they did x-rays and this morning (3rd) we had to go back for any issues that were noticed in the x-rays.
Taking Ray there again was a predictably challenging time for him, and for anybody else who could hear him. Fortunately, we only had to wait just over an hour this time but, being sealed up in a car with a wailing, whining, moaning Ray is quite disconcerting. When Carol eventually appeared, he once again made it quite clear that she was totally out of line for leaving him!
The x-ray results? No apparent bone damage, but they wanted another person to take a look before they made their final conclusion. Hopefully that can all be done over the phone!