The Siberian Utility Vehicle needed some maintenance done, so I found myself at the Jeep dealership first thing this morning. I checked the car in (first person there) and then settled into the lounge and started to open my laptop. A mechanic stuck his head in and said he had to say hi. The second he saw the vehicle, he recognized it as the one that hauled Siberians around town. Me – he never recognized. But now I know not only the dogs are memorable, but so is the vehicle.
Sort of reminds me of a few weeks ago at a traffic light. A car pulled up beside us and an 8-10 year old boy was in the back seat staring at the car. He turned to his mother and said with great disappointment in his voice, “Ah, the dogs aren’t in the car.”
Always humbling to be reminded that I am merely the chauffeur to the real stars of the show.
P.S. – Kiska’s annual vet visit this afternoon. Good thing she is always healthy, because she really is very, very shy around other people. Our vet tech, who is great with Siberians (and owns one), commented that she had never seen a Siberian that could become so small in a corner as Kiska can. She really does not mind having blood drawn – the needles are not her concern. It is the fact that people want to approach her. Fortunately, all the tests came back negative, so she is good to go.
Also, Cheoah’s worm test was done today (didn’t need her there, just some, er, after product) and she has been declared free of worms! Another milestone in Cheoah’s integration into the Herd.