Don’t Eat That

Don’t Eat That

Derby came in during the time of ice and no power for many, including my house. This 16-month-old doodle wasn’t feeling well. Derby was not eating well, but the first thing I noticed was that she was walking hunched over. This is often a sign of belly pain. COVID has...

Pet article; Power out

Pet article; Power out

The power went off about 1:30 am Wednesday night/Thursday morning.. I heard a pop and immediately woke up to the world being too quiet. I leaned over and turned the switch on the light. The room remained dark. Since it was the middle of the night, I snuggled with new...

Power’s out. It’s cold.

Power’s out. It’s cold.

Wednesday night’s ice storm took out our electric along with many others. When the power was lost, we lost lights, internet and heat. Pretty much everything is electric at our house.  Electric heat, stove, refrigerators, freezer, everything. We live far enough out...

Training

Training

 January 31st is the last day that it is legal to capture a bird for falconry in Kentucky.  Mike and I had decided that it would be cool to have birds that could hunt together.  Jim, my red tail hawk had recently finished her rehabilitation and had been successfully...

Common Loons-not common here

Common Loons-not common here

When I left the office yesterday, I looked down and saw bird poop on my shoe. I thought it's not every day that you get pooped on by a loon. Technically she bit me too. Loons are not common in our area. When I texted a friend to help me with it, he ignored my first...

Mr. Focus

Mr. Focus

I had tears this week. Not that I don’t care about all of the ones that we lose, but I have protective mechanisms set up to protect me until it is nighttime. Then it is too late for tears. Mr. Focus got through those protections. Most of my Facebook friends have seen...

Let the New Year Begin

Let the New Year Begin

 I gave myself a gift for the holidays and took a month off writing.  My best friend said I couldn’t write about all the stresses of COVID again for a while and I needed a break, but the text came in from my editor at 1:02am last night that he didn’t have a 1/5...

New Year’s 2021

New Year’s 2021

New Years is a big holiday for me! Not New Year’s Eve, that seems too much gluttony, excess and lateness for my age, but the start of a new year. A time to reflect on where we have been and where we and especially I am going. The whole staff will get together next...

Cat’s Night Before Christmas

Cat’s Night Before Christmas

A Cat’s Night Before Christmas (apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, wait did I hear a mouse? Among the stockings by the chimney did he dare, I mean, really? St Nicholas soon should...

The Holidays Vet Style

The Holidays Vet Style

While the holidays are a festive time for many, they are often a busy, sad time for veterinarians. On my Facebook vet list, practice owners were discussing whether to be off the day after Thanksgiving or not. Many said that they enjoyed the days off with family and...