Author Archives: Doc

Lassie, the Wonder Dog

I wonder about Lassie, myself.   Aside from the question of whether Lassie being a boy (because male Collies don’t shed their neck ruff periodically like the females) has contributed to the gender confusion of the last decades, was Lassie really so smart?  The character of Lassie, I mean, not the amazing, Weatherwax-trained collies. Sunday evening, […]

Spin Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Every profession has its own technical jargon.  This is necessary in some cases because you deal with concepts that don’t come up in every-day conversation.  Sometimes it’s necessary in order to be precise, especially in communicating with another professional. It’s a lot easier to just say "intussussception" than "you know, that thingy where the bowel […]