|A facsimile of Mookie
This morning, as she began carving the gum away from my upper left molars, she told me how Mookie had an emergency Vet visit last week: a lower tract disturbance as well as a UTI. At that point I had no idea what a UTI was, little did I know I was shortly going to find out. As she was detailing Mookie's ordeal, she said that the puppy, "has these long hairs growing out around her vagina and they seem to hold her pee. I think that's why she had the UTI. We wipe her with towelettes but I don't know if they work. Does your dog have hairs growing out around her vagina?" Her next sentence was "You seem to be bleeding quite a lot around these molars, are you sure I'm not hurting you?" I didn't answer because my mind was still stumbling around the dog's vagina. Now I've never been to Dental Hygienists school, but I'd be very surprised if there wasn't some form of course on the propriety of certain subjects. You know? Things to stay away from, like politics, and religion, and your puppies' vagina. This is not to say I was offended, in fact far from it. This was just one of those things you don't expect to hear in the dentist's chair, and I have to say, I've been laughing about it all day.