Category Archives: dogs

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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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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Gorge

Today’s WordPress one-word prompt is gorge. One definition of gorge is:  to eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food. A veterinarian at times sees some pretty unusual things and I often wish I would have documented some of those … Continue reading

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Vintage Dog Food and Nostalgia

I was watching an old Johnny Carson show from the 1970s the other night when Johnny mentioned Gaines Burgers. I looked at my husband and said, “Aww, Gaines burgers! I had forgotten all about those!” Hubby, who didn’t have dogs … Continue reading

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Circle of Life

I walk a lot in my quaint little neighborhood.  I guess you could say we live in a valley (our neighborhood name even has the word Valley in it).  It’s very hilly and woodsy and we live at sort of … Continue reading

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