It's been a year since I saw Lemmy last. And now it's time for his routine yearly checkup.
The next time I see Lemmy, he saunters into the waiting room as a full-on adult dog.
My continuing relationship with Lemmy over the next seven months consists of regular phone calls with his owners.
This week's column isn't about examining Lemmy or treating him directly.
Lemmy returns to the office for his post-surgery recheck.
Lemmy has a blockage in his gastrointestinal tract, and it necessitates surgery.
Four months after his first annual visit, Lemmy shows up on the morning appointment schedule.
It's been almost a year since I've seen Lemmy. This is a good thing.
Lemmy's last regularly scheduled check-in with me is Saturday morning.
Lemmy arrives early in the morning, just after the office has opened.
In two days, Lemmy will return to my office for his appointment to be neutered.
For his third and final puppy visit, Lemmy arrives walking on his leash like a gentleman. His tendency to pull the leash when excited has been curbed with gentle reinforcement and a treat-reward system.
In our practice, we typically call the owner two days after an appointment to check up on the patient.
Lemmy bounds into the waiting room, his owners trailing behind a taut leash. That's not the worst habit a puppy can have, but it is something to work on going forward.
This is the fictionalized story of Lemmy.
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Lemmy has an irregular appointment today.
I say "Lemmy." He says "No! Memmy!"
He looks disheveled. Not Lemmy, he looks fine.
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