We had to be up at stupid o'clock this morning to take Small Dog to the vet. She has developed a limp and we think it is due to her claws, one of which was starting to curl under, almost touching her pad.
As she is such a nightmare having her claws clipped, we were advised to have it done under a light sedation, to avoid stressing her too much. So we handed her over to the veterinary nurse very early this morning, and watched as she was literally dragged away, looking fearfully over her shoulder at us all the while.
It didn't take long. She was given an injection which put her into a light sleep, then after the procedure another injection reversed the first, to wake her up.
Poor wee soul.
She's very, VERY subdued and is currently lying on her duvet by the radiator after a light breakfast of strangled eggs. She hasn't come to either us to sit on our laps, or even been on squirrel watch, so I think she must still be feeling a bit woozy.
She's not the only one. I'm traumatised too.