Make It Better

This year has not started off well. Suni, my 12 year old pit bull, started limping right after Christmas. As there was no reason for it, I knew that it was cancer. Unfortunately my fear was correct. She did not make the six month prognosis, and we had to say goodbye in March. And then […]

These Are Not Good Things

After constant debate, I decided that euthanizing Daisy was the only humane decision I could make. I know that mentally, she was not ready, nor was I, which is where I struggled. But I could not do anything to keep her body in sync with her mind, and it was causing her to suffer. So […]

‘That Lady At The Vet”

  Maybe you’ve read this article:¬†Who you callin’ nurse?. Maybe you’re a nurse and you’ve ranted against us, the veterinary technicians, for wanting our title changed to veterinary nurses. Oh the nerve, right? Wrong. It’s not an insult. Veterinary medicine is medicine. Animals have all the same components and organs that humans do. At the […]

Swaddle Your Babies

  Regardless of what country you are residing in, Happy July 4th! Celebrate independence in some way- your town’s, your country’s, your own personal victories. I was surprised to find that my new neighbors were standing beside me at our town’s parade, but was thoroughly entertained watching them. They were the loudest: cheering, waving the […]

The Pet-Child Enrichment

It has been studied and well-documented that pets are good for your health. They can help people stay calm, they add years to your life. Some nursing homes are finally allowing either pets or resident animals to live¬†inside the facility to add enrichment to the residents’ lives; after Katrina, the depth of the person-pet bond […]