Here is where I will recount my stories from working at a pet clinic. There are many funny and sad stories to be shared. I will also obsess over my dog, Otis. I have a rare disease called Mastocytosis that might be fun to talk about too! I might touch on school or my upcoming wedding, but mainly dog stuff.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Otis Redding Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Strange owners

So today at work this woman came in to drop off her dog for a two hour test. She came through the door and had a giant shopping cart with two little dogs in it. No leashes, no crate, just a giant shopping cart.

She must have told me 10 times that her little dog was scared. She even brought him his own plate of food. By plate I mean a porcelain plate and by food I mean cut up bits of turkey or ham. Geez, I wonder why her little dog is such a scaredy cat!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

What a sucker! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Pet owners & Pointless Euthanasias

Here is a hint for everyone planning to cremate their pets at pet clinics and receive ashes back. Don't ever order the urns that they offer you. Those are marked up like crazy. Instead, get the urn the pet comes in (free) and buy a nice urn online for cheap. There are a variety of choices.

We had a woman come in this week to put her dog down. The dog was only like 6. The dog was peeing all over the house and had bit someone (not a bad bite). Anyway, when the woman comes in to put the 6 year old perfectly healthy dog down, she admits that her husband beats the dog and she had to choose between her dog and her marriage. Not to mention, she has children. I would choose the dog.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Farting in class

Last night, my teacher told the class that we should all feel free to fart. She said that this is good for our bodies and as teachers we should share this with our students. I asked, "What happens when little Vicki goes home and farts at the dinner table and tells her parents Miss K said I should fart?" My teacher didn't have an answer for that one.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Jerky owners

I have not been to work since last Thursday due to too much school activity. Working at a pet clinic you see a lot of different kinds of people. Some people will take out a second mortgage on their home and work another job in order to get the chemotherapy their pet needs. There is no guarantee that the pet will beat the cancer, but they try. Others will have an animal go blind in his old age and decide that it's time to put the dog to sleep. This dog can be eating, drinking, playing but because it can't see and is causing an inconvenience to these owners, they decide that the dog's time is up.

My favorites are those that come in with a pet store puppy and are surprised when the puppy becomes ill. Most pet store pups come from puppy mills. These people put a blind eye to that. They don't care how much the animals in puppy mills are suffering, these people just want the latest dog.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Otis on Father's Day enjoying a beer and a smoke.  Posted by Hello

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