Many dogs who have just been hurt are capable of walking, and do. Handle your injured pet as gently as possible and keep his movement to a minimum. ***
After my mom got driving instructions to the big 24-hour emergency animal hospital, the technicians put me on a stretcher and carried the stretcher, with me on it, to my mom’s car, and put me, still on the stretcher, in the back seat. My mom drove me to the big 24-hour animal hospital with me lying on the stretcher on the back seat. When we got to the big 24-hour animal hospital, she ran in and told them that we were here. Different technicians came, rolling a gurney with them, pulled the whole stretcher with me on it out of the car, put it on the gurney, and wheeled me into the big 24-hour animal hospital.
I spent that day and the next six days there.
Here is a picture of the entrance (and exit) of the big 24-hour animal hospital.
Don’t feel badly for me. I like the big 24-hour animal hospital because there, I can do another one of my hobbies, which is making friends. When I was there, I made friends with other animals who were patients in the hospital, and with people, too. I made friends with the doctors and with the technicians. There are also volunteers in the hospital who just love dogs and cats and who are there to make us animals feel comfortable, and there I made friends with the volunteers, too. Children came to visit their pets and I got to make friends with those children and their parents, too. It’s a pretty interesting and active place.
A little girl whose dog was in the pen next to mine was upset thinking that her dog was not happy in the pen and in the hospital but I’m certain that we dogs were quite content to be in our own space.
Dogs like me like our own space. It’s in our nature. We love people, but we like peace and quiet and our own space, too, at times. There was a time a few years ago when, if I did something I wasn’t allowed to do, my parents would put me in my crate, which is down in the basement. Eventually they figured out that I actually like being in my crate and that it was the total opposite of a punishment so they stopped putting me in the basement if I did something they thought I shouldn’t do. So here in the big animal hospital, I was content in my own pen. I needed a lot of quiet and personal space in order to begin to get better. I was in a good place, and I was alive, and there were many other dogs and animals near me, so don’t feel badly for me.