Day 89 — Another Day, Another Shot


Today was the third puppy shot day for Aurora, the second time she received the lepto vaccine which her aunt is allergic to.

The only photos from the day come from the rest that she and her aunt had together in bed before Aurora had to go for her meds. Apex was into comfort at 8:14 while Aurora was still thinking of playing.

Aurora and Apex on top of the comforter in the bedroom.
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, says Apex

Fortunately, the visit with Dr. Chase was uneventful. We waited 30 minutes after the lepto shot to make sure there was no sign of a reaction and monitored her all the way home. Apparently, Aurora takes after her dad (and maybe her mother), and isn’t allergic to the vaccine.

She did seem more subdued during the day. Dr. Chase said she might run a fever because of the vaccine, but I thought that her daytime sleepiness could have simply been caused by her overactive and over anxious hour at the vet.

In any event, Aurora’s high energy returned by dinner. All is right with the world.

Except, of course, about 8 o’clock Geoffrey’s brother arrived for Christmas with Shiloh, Aurora’s her first non-pack-member canine.

Shiloh was a perfect — well, reasonable, gentleman. He was interested in the puppy but friendly and not overly aggressive. For her part, Aurora was very curious. But, if Shiloh looked at her hard or made any move toward her, she would scream and run to the sanctuary of the hide-a-pet.

We decided to keep Aurora separated from Shiloh when we weren’t watching. At least for today.

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