Apr. 18th, 2009

Ah, life

Apr. 18th, 2009 05:54 pm
cjsmith: (veterinarian)
If I ever own a dog who outweighs me, he will be trained. He will know (and respond properly to) at minimum COME, SIT, and STAY. Heck, he can be shaky on STAY as long as he knows the other two.

Saw two different pets today who were attacked by other animals in their households. One is going to heal, though slowly. The other was DOA.

In the clinic's computer system we keep track of all kinds of info about the animals, whether medically relevant (age, sex) or not particularly (color). We had a tortoise in today. Just guess what color he is.

I gave my first vaccination (supervised of course). Remember those tiny tiny puppies? They're a LOT bigger now, and twice as heartstoppingly cute. I gave two of them their distemper vaccines. The whole staff was joking around about how we had to keep an eye on each other and make sure that the client got all five of her puppies back.

My heart goes out to one couple who are facing the hardest decision a pet owner ever has to face. I don't yet know what they will choose to do, but finances might turn out to be the overriding factor. I feel awful for them, just awful.

Yep, you guessed right: the tortoise is listed as tortoiseshell.

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