Category Archives: Animals

Nature’s Janitors

This morning, the hub had an early morning physical therapy appointment for some hip and back pain he’s been having.  He backed his truck out of the garage into the driveway and was surprised to see a dead opossum laying … Continue reading

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A Difficult Observation

My family acquired a cute little six-week old German Shepherd puppy when I was almost 11 years old and in the 6th grade.  My father was a pilot and one of the line boys at the airport he worked at … Continue reading

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Curious About the Word Cur

Personally, I’ve never heard anybody use the word “Cur” here in my part of the world (southeastern US).  I never heard the word used one single time while I was in veterinary school.  I first came across the word “Cur” … Continue reading

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Those Vague Symptoms of Unwellness in Our Pets

When I was in my clinical year in veterinary school and actually starting to see real clients and their animals, almost always at the top of the pet’s medical chart were the initials CC.  CC = Chief Complaint.  It’s the … Continue reading

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A Frothing Death

When I saw the daily prompt word for today, Froth, I didn’t first think of frothy cappuccinos or foamy beer. I thought of one of the worst cases of canine poisoning I’ve ever seen. It was many years ago on … Continue reading

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Thwarted Lies

Back when I was a neophyte veterinarian, I had a very strange phone call late one afternoon at the clinic. A woman called who was not a client and who asked to please speak to the vet, that she had … Continue reading

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Gorillas Sure Can be Noisy

Back in my younger days, I was employed at a veterinary clinic which kept long hours.  We were open from 7 am until 10 pm. I was the night shift veterinarian and this night owl loved working those hours. We … Continue reading

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