Like many thousands of other folks, we have been without electric power since Tuesday noon. KVC has running water, but no power, no heat, no hot water, no lights, no work. At home we have hot water and gas range, but no heat, no lights. We are blessed with plenty to eat, plenty of family. However, I'll […]
I'm off to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association annual winter meeting for continuing education. Lots to learn, but I can't say I'm looking forward to spending most of my time sitting down for the next four days (driving or in lectures). Just another part of the job.
On Sunday afternoon, the great little auditorium of the Caruthersville Public Library had just the stage to "set the stage" for some cowboy songs and a feeble attempt at humor. Dig our cool fake campfire. Despite being "saddled" with a bad cold, Ranger Ron kept a stiff (and whiskery) upper lip and came through with […]
While I'm pretty heavliy involved with Boy Scouts, I haven't done too much in the Cub Scout department. When I heard that the theme for this year's Cub Olympics was to be "Wild West", I knew I had to get in on the act. The Mobley brothers have a LOT of cowboy props. Our district […]
"Dr. Mobley!" cried Shannon, "There's something on this dog's head." "Oh, it's probably just some trash." "No, it's a tick." "Shannon, it's January. It was nine degrees yesterday." Son of a gun, though, it was a tick, and alive, and attached, and partially engorged, at that. This pup is an outside dog, and he does […]
I've posted on bug-eyed dogs in the past, and you may recall (or it may be intuitively obvious to you) that they are more susceptible to eye injuries than a dog whose eye is nice and protected back inside the socket (instead of bulging out of it). This is a rather extreme example. We did […]
The Sons of the Western Bootheel will be performing for the public as part of the community concert series in the City of Caruthersville, Missouri. Come on out and join us at the Caruthersville Public Libary at 2:00 PM on this coming Sunday, January 18. It's cowboy songs, stupid jokes, and yours truly, playing the […]
It's hard to believe that I haven't posted for a whole month. Hardly a day goes by that I don't spend twenty or thirty minutes answering questions from people who have found the blog while googling their pet's medical problem. As I've mentioned before, I can't prescribe for them (because I can't see and know […]