Category Archives: Memories

Cattle, Hardware Disease, and Lost Keys

My sister came by for a visit yesterday (yes, we wore masks and yes we social distanced). She told me later that evening that she dropped by Cracker Barrel on the way home from my house to pick up dinner … Continue reading

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On Naming Pets

I’ve always been curious and fascinated about the names people choose for their pets and how they “choose” those names. I worked at a small animal veterinary clinic for about 15 years (about 6 years as a veterinary assistant/technician and … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Four

I am glad to be finishing up this series today.  As I said in the last post, this is a topic that has not been easy to write about and I’ve wanted to hit delete a thousand times.  When I … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Three

I’ll be honest and tell you that I have not wanted to finish this series.  I contemplated deleting the other two posts and not revisiting this subject again.  And I still might do that.  It’s one of the hardest things … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Two

As you can tell by the title above, I’m posting about a difficult and very personal topic but an important one.  If you’re interested in reading Part One, you can read it here.  I discussed in Part One how I … Continue reading

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God in Surgery

Before I became a veterinarian, I worked at a local veterinary clinic near my home as a veterinary assistant/kennel worker.  There are just some patients I will never forget.  One of those patients was a big ole very gentle and … Continue reading

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The Marcia Trimble Case: A Murder that Took Away a City’s Innocence

I stumbled upon the murdered girl’s grave purely by accident one day while my husband and I were out visiting the graves of relatives at the cemetery.  When I saw it, I felt an involuntary gasp come from my mouth … Continue reading

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The Toxic Gas Leak

Last week my niece spent a terrifying thirty minutes locked down in a bathroom fearing for her life.  She had gone to a lab at the vet school she attends Friday evening to study with a friend.  While there, they … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Gerbils

I was in the 10th grade, the day I excitedly walked in the back door of our family home one afternoon, home from school and carrying a pair of agouti Mongolian gerbils–male and female, compliments of my biology teacher.  I … Continue reading

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How I Dealt With a Fear of Public Speaking

I remember the first time I had to give a speech in front of a classroom.  It was 1972 and I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade. And I was terrified. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading

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