Something strange happened yesterday.
On Tuesday, I had to go out. I put on shoes and Penny started bouncing around the place. She knows the signs of an impending adventure. I got my shopping bag [I’m not proud] and finally put Penny’s harness on. We went out the back door and Penny happily led the way to the car. I opened the car door and she took a flying leap onto the back seat. We had our walk and of course ended up at the coffee shop where I had my coffee and Penny got a huge fuss made of her and a feed of chicken.
Yesterday I put my shoes on. Penny showed some interest but didn’t seem that pushed. I got my shopping bag [did I say I’m not proud?] and put Penny’s harness on. This time she followed me slowly out to the car. I opened the car door. Penny looked at it for a moment and then turned tail and trotted back around the house to the back door. To say this was unusual would be an wild understatement. No amount of pleading would persuade her back to the car. In the end I had to fetch her lead and then drag her unwillingly to the car where I finally coaxed her to jump in.
How in the name of fuck did she know we had an appointment with the vet?
We arrived and parked at the vet’s place and when I opened the car door Penny made a dash for the gate. Luckily her lead was still attached. I managed to drag her back but couldn’t get her through the door to the surgery. The vet came out to see what the delay was and tried to entice her in with some treats. Penny loves treats. This time she just spat them out and attempted to make a run for freedom again. I had to slide her into the surgery in the end. She had her annual checkup and her booster shots and all was fine. We went home again.
But the question still remains.
How did Penny know about the vet before we even left the house?