Yesterday was Chance's first trip to the vet since he came into our home. I'm pleased to report that he handled the trip very well. I was told that the first time he was brought, he was so scared he wouldn't come out of the crate and it had to be dismantled. Yesterday, though, I put the crate on the ground, opened the door and he walked out. A bit nervous but I'll take it :)
He even walked (in stages) across the parking lot to the front door. I figured that was victory enough. I didn't want to make him walk through the door into the waiting room with the other dogs and cats, so I picked him up.
He handled the vet check very well - laid (fairly) calmly on the exam table. The vet reported no problems - his sores and scabs were healing well, good heartbeat and overall color. He has also went from 12lbs to 14.5lbs in a week - which is a good gain for a short time - but he still has a way to go.
Most importantly, he came up to me last night for more pets, so apparently he wasn't holding a grudge :)