This is Sinatra. The shelter folks gave him that name because of his “Ol’ Blue Eyes”. Those eyes are pretty droopy here, as he is still suffering from a combination of light sedation, and heavy uremia [waste building up in the bloodstream when the kidneys cannot get rid of it]. He had been straining to […]
I was fortunate to be able to find a relief veterinarian to cover for me so that I could take a week’s vacation without leaving my patients in the lurch. Sure, I called home a few times to see if there were any big problems, but mostly I just didn’t worry about anything but having […]
The old time livestock feed industry used to have a tongue-in-cheek motto: "The way to make money is to remember that 1,800 pounds of grain makes a ton of feed." In other words, add some inexpensive filler to adulterate the feed. This would be the same philosophy that resulted in the Chinese sending us poisonous […]
So how did I become a shill for Hill’s Science Diet? They’re sure not paying me. In fact, it was their latest price increase that got me thinking about this. No, it all started in 1981, when I got into the dog business for the first time. I had never had a dog of my […]
This is Junior. If he looks a little "out of it", then this is a really good picture. Junior is a Bassett Hound, led astray by an old English Bulldog. They both left the yard, but Junior got too far out into the street. [What,no fence, you say? Yeah, no fence. "You pays your money […]
You can read the background of our gala celebrations of the anniversary of our nation's independence in a previous post. We continue to move forward into the information age by putting this 21st year's video on YouTube in five segments. Many thanks to number one son, Tom, for the technical assistance. Part 1, Part 2, […]
I’m headed to Camp Lewallen to spend the week with the troop, mostly because my nephew Joe is going for the first time. Also, I was able to get a relief doctor to cover for me (YES!). I’ve spent several hours writing up where things are, how I do things, and case histories for the […]
The Municipal Band held its TWENTIETH concert last night, and everything went great. I’d have taken more pictures but they would look pretty similar to last year’s. You can check last year’s post for more on the Muni Band. I am such a band nerd. This is me being the M.C. again.