UPDATE – 11/21/09 Well, I should have gone to the original report instead of listening to the news media. Today's Wall Street Journal says "We probably, in retrospect, could have been more clear." This from Dr. Diana Petitti, vice-chairwoman of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "The task force is not against women having mammograms […]
Back in 1978 when I graduated from veterinary school, there were still a lot veterinarians practicing what was called "fire engine" medicine. The farmer has one sick animal, so you drive right over to take care of that one sick animal. That's sort of analogous to "putting out a fire". This is my mentor and […]
I've got that bag full of food hung on the doorknob. The Boy Scouts (and Cub Scouts) will be out early tomorrow morning picking up those canned goods. It's the biggest nationwide good turn ever, with millions of food items collected for food pantries to feed the hungry. Our Troop was out in the cold […]
It's amazing what you can come to take for granted. I can't remember the name of the story, but there is a great science fiction story written in the 1950s. It is set in the 1890s. The protagonist invents a time machine and visits the 1950s. Upon his return, he writes an account of his […]
Well, the treatment seems to be working, whether or not fiberglass is the actual cause of the problem. If you saw the original post, this picture will be familiar. After three days, things are looking a lot better. The kitty isn't chewing or scratching herself anymore. So, I have my hopes up.
This question showed up on the Pelvic Fractures post today: > My precious Schnauzer/Yorky mix was hit by a car & broke her hip 7 years ago. She has healed and walks on her leg from time to time but I have noticed great sensitivity when I touch her leg lately.(nerve damage?)She goes under the […]
This is the Purple Heart my father was awarded in World War II. I never saw it until after he died. We found it when we were cleaning out his dresser. On November 5, the United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus gave a terrific concert in Kennett. While there was a variety of […]
This is "Patches", a 3-years old kitty who is a total house-cat, unless she escapes (which happens rarely). Three weeks ago, the owners had some kitchen vent-hood problems. An opening was created, allowing the cat access (via a series of jumps) to the attic crawlspace. The space is unfinished, with exposed joists and fiberglass bat […]