Euthanasia

Euthanasia

“She is a murderer.” I was working a shift at the Animal ER and the young person was talking about me, but she has no clue.Murder is defined as the intentional, unlawful killing committed with malice aforethought. What does that mean? Unlawful here would mean not...

Rough Week

Rough Week

It has been a rough week, followed by a rough Saturday and I am taking a shift at the ER tomorrow. It’s not that anyone working at a veterinary hospital expects everything to be all puppies and kittens, we do not, but sometimes a case or a few will get to me. It is...

Blue Green Algae

Blue Green Algae

I am camping this weekend. Although camping with a kitchen, bathroom and air conditioning does seem like cheating, I am old enough to have earned it. It has been a busy week! Major medical cases, intensive care cases, taxes, employees headed to college, new employees...

Mantids

Mantids

Stephanie started it! She found some in the wild and offered to share one. She brought the tiny praying mantis in a cute little bug cage. She even brought some fruit flies and their culture with them. I thought it was adorable, but I was busy and I delegated care to a...

Hornets

Hornets

I first noticed the nest when a wren flew from the top of the ladder. Granted, Matt and M’Kinzy had told me the night before that there was a paper wasp nest by the garage. Neither had said a word about the wren nest. To me the garage is that two story thing at the...

May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor

May the Odds Ever Be in Your Favor

I would say that I don’t gamble, but really I am constantly asked to play the odds. People ask me what I think or what I would do. I have a very mathematical brain and I am very good at knowing and remembering the chances of something happening. But we had a week...

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fourth of July! Freedom! Fireworks! Backyard Barbeque with friends. What could be better? Lots of things, almost anything, if you are the family pet! The fireworks don’t just start on the 4th and end that night. In many places they can go on for weeks. This year the...

Found Dog

Found Dog

I was talking to my best friend when I pulled in the driveway and saw ears and a tail. It was dark and the front of the truck blocked the body, but I was pretty sure, but not positive, it was a medium to large dog. We are a bit off the road and away from...

Smells

Smells

I was awakened today to one of the smells of veterinary medicine. Instantly, I knew two things. 1. Smells have been at the forefront this week and 2. Ryker needs a dental. It has been a week of smells! Smells are common in a veterinary hospital....

Deer

Deer

It’s Lindsay’s fault. We have a herd! We were all thinking it, but nobody else said it. Then Monday morning Lindsay said “Hey, we’ve been lucky. We haven’t had any baby deer in this year, isn’t that odd?” “You jinxed us.” “Now we will have a herd!” There...