Thursday, 31 March 2011

Canine Deficiency

My Dad used to have acute Dentophobia.

As well as being very worried about letting me drive his car, he had a lifelong fear of Dentists. He would rather suffer excrutiating toothache with 2 aspirins and a half glass of whiskey than cross the portals of Dentistry and continued to suffer in silence until he was in his early fifties when somebody at work finally mentioned his bad teeth. That day he made an appointment and it came as no surprise that he had to have every tooth in his head out in one go.

It came back to me yesterday when we took little Oz in to have "a few teeth" removed and he actually had 22 removed, leaving just 2. The Terrierist has been disarmed, although he's always been disarming.

A sorry little face was waiting for us last night and I detected a glint of menace in his eyes aimed at me as his preferred suspect instigator of this sad gum-fest. Most unfair as it was everyone else who recoiled from his breath, not me. He's starting to come to terms this morning and has already been out for the usual morning barkathon with the labradors next door.

He's currently sitting on a special new basket being hand-fed soft garlic cheese (with the odd antibiotic and pain-killer thrown in) by Mrs Rine.

Funnily enough, so am I.

12 comments:

Dave said...

I think we should see a picture of your special new basket Rog.

Timorous Beastie said...

Poor gumsy wee Oz!

Nota Bene said...

He's gonna gum you....

The Dotterel said...

My father had the same fear... still does, in fact. And he'll not let me near his car.

Z said...

I'm not sure that his halitosis will be completely cured by a garlic diet, although it is antibacterial, I suppose. He'll miss the Baker's. Minced chicken and rice from now on?

What I would like to know is, do those two teeth meet?

Sarah said...

Poor Oz. Still he must look on the bright side...no more Bakers complete Shite. ice cream all the way.

My father was a dentist. He used to have to drag me down the stairs by my feet, across the hall and into the surgery to check my teeth ! must have done some good I suppose, I still only have 2 fillings.

Rog said...

Dave: It's in the DFS Catalogue

Timorous: I miss his cute little lower set when he, er, smiles.

Nota: Fangs for that.

Dott: I did dent his car once and propted Agrophobia.

Z: He does seem capable of eating Bakers providing its mixed with an unhealthy dose of dairy products. He has 2 lower canines left to keep his lovely bone structure.

Sarah: As I said to Z he is still on Bakers as he hasn't been able to chew properly for a while anyway. She was only a Dentist's Daughter but still has fillings you know....

Annie said...

First they cut his hair, then they take his teeth... poor beast has lost all faith in humans.

Rosie said...

The poor little thing. Why did they take out so many all at once? Did they take out yours too?

Christopher said...

Must have cost you something in Tooth Fairy money.

I assume you made the appointment for 2.30?

Rog said...

Annie: He's coming back round to us!

Rosie: I just about have more teeth than him.

Christopher: I think dog-tooth-fairy pays in K9P.

Macy said...

Poor wee Ozwald... I hope they took out the right 22 teeth....
just sayin...