Vet for a Day

We pulled up in my Mom’s turquoise SUV and I skipped all the way to the front door. I was so excited. I got to go where only employees get to go. I was going to get to see what the vets do while your dogs or cats are having surgery, or just back there for a check up. They all welcomed me kindly. One of them was cleaning a black and white dogs teeth. Another was getting rid of an abscess on a lab’s lip. I saw where they stay overnight, get bathed, and where they can run around during the day if their owners are away and the vets are “pet sitting” them.


The long flowing mane drifted behind him as he cantered to the pure white fence. The thundering sound of his hoofs beating the ground, echoed through my ears, clear and loud. As he reached my side he sniffed me wanting treats. I handed him a bright red apple which he took and ate with two huge bites. Slobbery apple juice dripped down his side.



The lights hit me by surprise as I looked out of the windshield into the dark night sky. Tall enormous buildings loomed in front of my face as I gazed into the distance. I hadn’t seen anything like it, they were lit up like a shining star with black spots here and there.


I walked into the arena with confidence on my horse Paul. At the corner we picked up a canter. The wind was blowing into my braids which we’re flying back behind me. As soon as we rounded the corner a 3ft jump was ahead of us. I counted his strides evenly making sure he didn’t speed up or slow down. When we got to the jump Paul tucked his knees and leapt through the air.