"Rigorous" is an understatement. That's Miary again
below getting inspected at both ends at once... eyes, teeth,
palate, hips, knee joints, abdomen, heart and lungs, ears,
pigment, coat, and more.
"You gotta be kidding me! It's below zero out
there. We are puppies with a heritage that goes
back to a tropical island in the Indian
But all was well. By time of departure for the
Valley Veterinary Hospital, the temperature had
reached a "toasty" minus three degrees. All puppies
were fitted with snappy looking sweaters. They were
cuddled together on a faux lamb skin in a Sherpa
travel bag and situated mere inches from a warm car
heater. They slept all the way to the vet's office.
There, they were greeted by the staff and put
through their rigorous Alika Health Exams by Dr.
Diane C. Wittner.