OVMA

OVMA

“Where did you go on vacation last week? I tried to get in and you were out.” “Vacation? I haven’t been on vacation in about 18 months. Oh, last week I attended a conference to get my continuing education.” Actually, most conferences are a lot of work....

Spring is Coming!

Spring is Coming!

Spring is coming! I don’t know who couldn’t love spring. The plants start to pop up through the snow, blooms are on trees and everything starts to green up. I love to garden, but spring does bring some pet hazards. Tulips have allergenic lactones. Unrelated hyacinths...

Cough

Cough

Franco recently sent me an email to ask what medicine he should use for a cough in a dog. Franco is the animal assistant at The Big Fix in Uganda where I volunteered for a week last fall. Franco and Dr Arnold and I have kept in touch about cases since I...

Dental Care

Dental Care

February is dental health month. During this month the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) puts out extra publicity about pet dental health care. They do that because brushing your pet’s teeth and proper health care is good for both your pet’s...

Falconry Test

Falconry Test

Yesterday I took my falconry exam: one hundred questions of multiple choice and true/false questions about the practice of falconry. All birds of prey or raptors are protected by state, federal, and international law; therefore, any potential falconer must...

Sleeping In Bed

Sleeping In Bed

I saw an advertisement for the perfect bed. It was twelve feet wide! It would be awesome for a couple and all the animals. We have had as many as seven dogs and two cats sleeping with us. Of course, even with a twelve-foot wide bed, I still might not get...

I’m Exhausted

I’m Exhausted

It is Saturday afternoon and it has been an eventful week. Six weeks ago, when I said that I would do a presentation on Bee Parasites and Diseases, I thought I would take the state apiarist’s slides and present as she did. Speaking is an easy thing for me...

Bees

Bees

You should have joined us today for the Boyd County 2019 Beekeeping School for Beginners and Intermediate Beekeepers. This project was put on by The Northeast KY Beekeepers Saturday at the Boyd County Fairgrounds. Why do bees get married? Because they...

Welcome To 2019

Welcome To 2019

It is finally here. 2019 and January have arrived. I love the start of the new year: new plans and new goals, reflection on the past year and things that went well or could be improved on and excitement about the new year. But for all my anticipation, ...

New Years

New Years

I love New Years! Mind you, it is not New Year’s Eve that I enjoy. This introvert does not enjoy the gluttony, excess and lateness at my age. I do enjoy the start of a new year. New Years is a time to reflect on where we have been and where we and...