Many pictures were taken; much fun was had by all.
|Photo Credit: Allison|
Aaron Ray is much disappointed that "the hairless wonder" didn't get adopted forthwith. I haven't told him this yet, but the little munchkin's joi di vivre makes me laugh on almost a moment to moment basis. I think she just might have to stay...unless she doesn't get over this peeing in the house business. Not to mention the waking up to whine and cry at 4:30am weirdness. I can't handle that crap.
|Homegirl enjoys sitting in laps and watching TV|
"You have reached Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital. Our office is now closed. Our regular office hours are 8:30 am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and 8:30 until Noon on Saturdays. If you have a veterinary emergency, you may contact Dr. Michelle Tompkins at (phone number)."
No, I'm not giving you my phone number.
Anyway, I wonder which part of that message prompted someone to make this (clearly an emergency) phone call:
Client: "Hi, is this Dr. Tompkins?"
Dr. T: "Yes, can I help you?"
Client: "Um, yes. I have a couple of questions. How much does it cost to get my dog's tail docked?"
Dr. T: "I'm not quite sure, I'm not at the office right now so I can't look up any prices for you. Call back tomorrow after we open and the receptionist can help you."
Client: "Ok, well I have another question. Can I my dog get its shots while its there for surgery?"
Dr. T: "Yes. We can do that."
Client: "Ok. How much does that cost?"
Dr. T: "Well that depends on what shots it needs. How old is your dog?"
Client: "Oh, I have no idea."
Dr. T: "Ook. Well, for a shot that protects against distemper and parvo along with some other viruses, it's $28. If your dog needs a rabies shot, it's an additional $10. If you have any other questions, you can call back tomorrow."
Client: "Oh wait, I have one more question. Can you give me papers for my dog when I come in?"
Dr. T: "You mean, like, registration papers?"
Dr. T: "No ma'am, we don't have anything to do with that. I don't know how you can get your dog registered. I assume it'll be with the AKC"
Client: "Oh, what's the A...K..........what is it? The AKP?"
Dr. T: "No, the A-K-C, like the American Kennel Club."
Client: "Oh, ok. What's the phone number for that place so I can call them?"
Dr. T: "Ma'am, I have no idea. I don't have any idea what you need to do to register your dog. You can look it up on the internet or call your breeder."
Client: "Oh. Well, alright. Thank you."
Will someone please explain to me why I can't be a hateful person (that's southern for b****, fyi) and cut someone off when I figure out they're just calling to waste my time instead of having an actual emergency? This is becoming a real problem of mine.