Friday, 31 August 2012

There's No Fool like................

At 8.45 I was first into the vets' waiting room!
Meg and William needed their shots before their holiday in kennels next week and I wanted to miss the traffic on the A55.
For those that follow Going Gently, you will know that I am a regular visitor to the vets, I usually see one of the junior medical staff when I go, you know the sorts...trendy, combat panted twenty somethings with bags of confidence and an easy way about them but today the senior chap was on duty. 
He is the vet that looks like George Clooney.
"Oh it's the chap with the piglet!" George crooned as I walked into the consultation room
( the last time I saw him was when I took no 21 in with a septic knee)
The vet flashed his perfect white teeth, perfect wide smile and perfect twinkling blue eyes and I literally turned into a simpering  old maid from a Jane Austen novel.

I laughed far too loudly at his comment and was suddenly aware that there was a gravy stain all down my tracksuit top
George smiled his wide smile again "How is that little pig she was a real sweetie!" he asked
"She's in the freezer" I squeaked 
"Oh, that's a shame" he said
I smiled inanely and giggled like a school girl.
I am such a sad old git.
"He turned his attention to the dogs who like me seemed captivated by his charming good looks
"William and Meg eh?", he boomed "I like that...good proper names"
"Thank You" I simpered away....(I cannot believe that I actually said Thank You)
The conversation and consultation carried on in a similar vein
He said something practical
I laughed at it like an over-the-hill Bridget Jones
I don't think he noticed
I bet he's used to it
hey ho


40 comments:

  1. Tee hee hee. I do like you very much. Tee hee hee.

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  2. Ha ha! That's just like me with the barmaids.

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  3. I don't have any animals but if the vet here looked like George C then I surely would have to avail myself of one! I am hamster sitting at the moment but Bob is hail and hearty! You are a big softie through and through as I already know!

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  4. George Clooney the vet?? worth getting an animal for perhaps.....!!

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  5. I suppose there'll be a lot more visits to the vet now?

    Can't wait to hear about you dressing up in a bear suit, reporting sick with a sore head and Vet George saying 'A talking bear! F*** Me!!'

    Well? Wouldn't that be a request you just couldn't refuse?

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  6. Given how much of a vet's day is truly unpleasant it probably brightened his mood no end having you simpering at his every utterance. Your good deed for the day - much more fun than helping unwilling old ladies across roads they don't want to cross.

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  7. Love little Meg's new "do". I was surprised how well our Vet visit went this past Tuesday with all the Checkerboard Aussies ... first time gone with 4 Aussies ! I do love George Clooney .... swoon and then some.

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  8. Aww, I think it's mandatory to have a crush on the cute vet. I have one on mine :D

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  9. Been there, done that, got the tee. Embarrassing, isn't it? :D

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  10. When I need a vet I now know where to go. You may have competition on that one.

    Yes, I've heard the rumours about GC (the real one), but he always was and always is my absolute heartthrob.

    I even named a goose after him for God's sake. Turned out to be a one eyed goose (I hadn't looked that closely), but I'm sure George wouldn't mind..

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  11. thanks for getting my morning started with a belly laugh...gravy stain and piglet in the freezer...your words are a delight!

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  12. The man of mystery. George, that is. There's no mystery about a gravy stain. That's real life.

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  13. I'm merely in love with my doctor, who is Russian and chiseled. For fun, he runs 125k through the Rocky mountains. Gordon knows of my obsession.

    The "freezer" comment made me laugh out loud...

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  14. Ha ha you do cheer me up on gloomy days. I wish my Vet looked like Mr Clooney but can't complain when he has such a good bedside manner with my 10 yr old Victor Meldrew yorkie

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  15. As long as he didn't suddenly desert you and rush out of the door saying "Sorry, I'm needed on the set urgently"

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  16. I met a doctor like that during a recent hospital stay. He had the bluest eyes. I was so mesmerised I failed to notice he had taken a pint of my blood ha ha

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  17. Now he thinks you're a local yokel...oh dear!
    Jane x

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  18. Such a droll posting, J.G.! I laughed almost non-stop - only taking a break for that poor 'piggy in the freezer'.

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  19. Ah sweetie, we just get worse as we age......

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  20. Oh dear! I think we have all been there though.

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  21. Kath, I saw a doctor like that when I was in the hospital. He was always followed by an entourage of young, admiring nurses. I asked him about it one day and he just grinned. Most beautiful smile I'd ever seen. He couldn't put on a bandage to save his life, but no one cared.

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  22. I do love starting my day with a good laugh. Have a great weekend

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  23. wont the pig be a little cold?

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  24. Does our hearts good to feel a little tingle once in a while.

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  25. I simper and giggle at my handsome vet..and I am most certainly not the simper and giggle type.

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  26. What a lovely way to start the day. I bet you made George's too. I suppose you didn't tell him about some of the other names in your menagerie like the Crackhead Whores or the last great Vinegar Tits?

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  27. Oh, my! I had a heart-stopping moment years ago when I visited my new optometrist for the first time. He looked just like Christopher Reeve, and he KNEW it! He even had a tiny thumbnail photo of himself on his appt. reminder cards! I kept trying to think of reasons I'd need to see him in between yearly check ups.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  28. Hopeless...hopeless!

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  29. Hopelessly giddy in the face of a looker......we've all been there.

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  30. Haha. Oh, John. I'm sure I would have done the same.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday. ♥

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  31. I giggle the same way with the grocery carry out boys at our local store and I make sure they giggle back at my jokes by tipping them very well. I'm more pathetic than you, see.

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  32. I think you should see him much more often, John...he brings out the true gay in you!

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  33. And you are so in control, most of the time John!! lol

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  34. Even though I will read every one of your posts when I am home, just posting a picture of a young GC was enough for me to stop giving CPR to my husband and checking out your post.

    Yeah, I would have made a fool of myself also and as they say, there I no fool like han old fool.

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  35. Many hearts would flutter me thinks.

    I love reading all the comments after I read your posts... reminds me why I love to Blog too ! Thanks John x

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  36. San Geraldo was taken from work to the emergency room a while back (nothing but work was the cause). Dr. McDreamy (only hotter) was the attending physician. We're hoping he didn't hear us gasp when he walked in the door.

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  37. You should have asked the Clooney vet to check you over for ticks.

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  38. Well I giggled, and then I laughed, and then I read Belleau Kitchen's comment ... and now I have the stitch!

    I've seen too much of my vet this week ... too many accident prone animals!

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