I’m going on a weekend retreat away from the hustle and bustle. My usual "weekend off" involves Scout leader training and sleeping on the ground (for about six hours a night). It’s been about two years since I took a few days to just get outside the practice and relax and evaluate things from an […]
I have got to be more careful what I write about. It’s 3:40 AM. I got the call thirty minutes ago and I’m at the clinic waiting for the dog who started having problems at 7:00 PM last night. Hey, it’s worse now.
One thirty AM: Doc: "…ungh…hello?" Anonymous caller: "Say, I was just watching my dog and…" Doc: "What, you don’t have cable? Neighbors pulled the blinds? You’re stoned? What?" AC: "What? Uh, anyway, I was just watching my dog and I noticed that he is passing a lot of blood. Is that normal?" Doc: "Absolutely, […]
I had intended to write a more light-hearted post this evening, but sometimes things take an unexpected turn. Macey was a Boxer who developed lymphoma a year ago in July. She had been misdiagnosed elsewhere and put on antibiotics for her swollen lymph nodes. After four weeks of that, they sought a second opinion, my […]
…or stay stupid. Today was the fall semi-annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. Our district of the Missouri VMA extends from the Bootheel (and me) up north to Hillsboro (which is practically St.Louis), and west over to Salem. Our meeting was at the Dexter Barbecue restaurant, which (oddly enough) is in Cape […]
Well, the weather was perfect at Camp Pine Ridge this weekend. Wood Badge Course C-37-06 came to a successful conclusion with many newly trained Scout leaders headed home to strengthen their Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venture crews and Varsity teams. I had a great time, but I find that sleeping on a camp […]
I’m glad I don’t have it, or I might be wearing another expression besides the wry smile currently gracing my mug. In another amazing karmic circle, the same week that I start this blog, KBOA pulls the plug on "Your Pet’s Best Friend". No more 4-minute show for 30-second rates. No more 4-minute spots period, […]
Tonight I was scheduled to leave at 5:00 PM, as I was to moderate the monthly District Committee meeting for the Cherokee District of the Boy Scouts. I"m the District Commissioner (a fancy title for my volunteer job. How can you tell if a job is a voluntary position? There is not enough money in […]