Recently, the staff was discussing what our newest Facebook profile picture update should be. Another photo of the clinic cat? An interesting pet factoid? A random animal holiday-related event?
While all great options, we decided that what we like most about our jobs is probably what you guys most like reading about and seeing too, right? And thus, the My Vet Animal Clinic Pet of the Month spotlight was born! Each month, we'll randomly choose a pet who visited the clinic that month for their annual exam. That pet will be featured on our clinic Facebook profile picture, and have a spotlight on our Facebook, Pinterest and blog pages! That's right- we're out to make your dog or cat an internet superstar :-) Actually, we're just out to show off some of the really cool pets we get to see every day. So drumroll please.....our very first pet of the month is....Kindle!
Kindle is a long time My Vet Animal Clinic patient, and everyone here knows her by name. She comes in regularly for her Adequan injections, which help her with her arthritis. Last week, she was in for the easy stuff- just her annual wellness exam and vaccines. Kindle is so used to coming in she knows exactly where to go, and exactly where the treats are. She also knows that we're all suckers for giving her probably too many of them! One smart cookie.
Kindle joined her family of people and pooches 13 years ago- named for kindling, in keeping with the family's fire-related theme (they've had Smokey and Flare, too!). She was one of nine Golden retriever pups, and at their first birthday, all the puppies and their families were invited back to the farm for a birthday party. This party was complete with games, but Kindle was so good at winning them she had to let some of the other pups take a turn. Like we said, this girl's not just looks.
Kindle's favorite toy is a Kong, and she is a big fan of Beggin strips. Even at 13, she'll still do some tricks in the exam room for treats. Even though she's slower to get around, she still starts every morning by going out and getting the paper, bringing it inside and upstairs, dropping it on the bed, and back downstairs for her breakfast! Now if only our dogs would do that.....
We think this pooch is pretty special, and hope you do too!