COVID 19 Week Two

COVID 19 Week Two

In the rapidly changing situation of COVID19 Week 2, I just realized that we have had no new protocols for 48 hours. That doesn’t mean that the storm is over, it means we are about as prepared as we can be for the storm to hit. The front doors are locked. We locked...

Heartworms

Heartworms

The recent rains will produce swarms of mosquitos. Getting the pups out of the truck, I paused and slapped my arm. A mosquito died from the single slap. As I removed them from my arm, I thought it would be a banner year for mosquito born diseases and heartworms. But...

Coronavirus COVID 19

Coronavirus COVID 19

Coronavirus! Covid 19! Pandemic! The stock market is down, the economy will sputter. Everyone is now aware of the pandemic and beginning to understand why it is important. Just thinking about it makes one feel queasy and feverish. When I swore my oath as a...

Kick Cancer’s Butt

Kick Cancer’s Butt

Shhh! Don’t tell. We are having cake Tuesday. It seemed appropriate since we are celebrating. We even designed and ordered shirts: green shirts with a wiggly dog butt. The celebration is a tad bittersweet, but it is a celebration regardless. Kick Cancer’s Butt We put...

Ember Update

Ember Update

Remember Ember? Seems she has a fan club. Ember was the cat that was in the house fire and wasn’t found for a couple of days afterward. She has been through a lot. There was more than a week in the oxygen cage. The heat and smoke damaged her lungs and they didn’t work...

Falconry Training

Falconry Training

I have a desk falcon. She is slight, less than a quarter pound, but she certainly has a mind of her own. Falconry is commonly done with locally caught birds or captive raised birds. Most (almost 80%) of the young hawks and falcons die their first year. Being caught as...

Desk Falcon

Desk Falcon

My office is a mess. It’s not actually my fault. I know what you are thinking! How could I tell? I know if you have been on a tour, there is a pile, or piles, of stuff on my desk and beside my desk waiting to be done. Now is worse than usual. It all started when...

Imprinting

Imprinting

We sent two baby owls to Louisville. Three people gave up a portion of their weekend to make it happen. They knew how important it was. Owls and some other animals spend a short period of time imprinting. This is where they figure out that whoever they are with are...

Vomiting

Vomiting

At the end of a long hard week, I think the theme of the week was vomiting dogs. While there are plenty of highlights to a busy week (Ember is healed enough to be off pain meds; Hava’s ears are much better; Cora’s misplaced testicle was found and removed; Sadie was...

Sequences for the win

Sequences for the win

Sometimes things happen that rarely would have if it wasn’t for sequences. Willow was an example of a series of sequences. Willow’s sequences started with her dad deciding he wanted to work with animals instead of humans. Rusty started an accredited veterinary...