Post by MixedBerryJam on May 12, 2016 15:13:17 GMT -5
Long story, sorry. So, I have three cats and a dog. Two of the cats and the dog have all had pretty serious medical things in the last couple of years, so I'm a regular at the vet. Anyway, I drop of one cat, we'll call him Pete*, for dental surgery this morning, and bring in the dog, who we'll call Zoe, for a follow up on a liver thing she's had for a few months. The vet calls in an rx to my pharmacy for Zoe.
I call the vet this afternoon to see about picking up Pete, and he's all set to go. So I swing by the pharmacy on the way there, but have Pete on my mind and tell them I'm picking up an rx for Pete Mylastname. She can't find it. Then I realize, "Do'h, that's not the cat's name" (in my head), and blurt out the name of the other cat that's having medical things, whom we'll call Steve, correcting myself, and carefully spell out the name. Then I remember (again, this is in my head), "It's not for the cat at all, you dolt, it's for the dog." So, blushing, I correct myself again, and give, finally, the right animal's name. Then she asks me for the date of birth and I'm like. "No. I can't even remember the damn animal's name, I'm surely not going to remember her birthday. She's 8. That's the best I can give you." I was so embarrassed.
*Names changed to protect the higher functioning beings in my house, the dog and cats.
Every time I pick up the prescription for one of my four dogs, I have to remember whether it is under her actual name or her more commonly used nickname, even though they text me that it is ready with her name. Then I can only remember the month and that her birthday is somewhere around the 25th. I am usually good on their ages, but it helps that three are the same age as my oldest grandson. Now I just tell them that it's a dog and I can't remember her birthday, and they don't press me for more information. lol