Category Archives: Adventure

Short Notes on Turning 30

Before our first vet school exam, the teachers gave us some example questions to help direct our studies. One of the questions was, “Write short notes on the tongue.” I remember this exact question because I remember thinking, “Short notes? … Continue reading

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From a Pig Sty to a Castle: Le Road Trip Francais

“And could we get a SAT NAV, please?” “Sorrrrrry. Only available if you upgrade to a vehicle with a SAT NAV. You can go buy your own at a big Tesco.” “Oh, well, do you have any maps?” “No. Sorrrrry.” … Continue reading

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WARNING: Calves in Pictures are Larger than they Appear

This post is dedicated to my fellow vet students, or anyone who has ever had their butt kicked by a baby animal…. There is a special kind of wound to your pride when you are kicked around, bruised and battered … Continue reading

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Adventures in a Clown Car

“Errr, ummm stay on the left! Your left! The other left! Left! Left! Left!” I shrieked in horror as I realized I’d entered a roundabout going the wrong way. Upon accepting that it was to late to do anything but … Continue reading

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Fat-Head and Twiggy

Two lambs came this morning; Fat-Head and Twiggy. Can you guess who was on the shallow side of the placenta? Fat-Head was stuck for a bit. It took two of us to actually pull him out, one on each front … Continue reading

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Wee Little Lambies, Day 3

“Eeee-easy, Mama. I know, I’m sorry, you’re ok. Almost done.” The words mumbled out of my mouth over and over again like a skipping record. The farmer laughed, possibly because of my uninterrupted repetitive monologue with the bleating ewe. Still, … Continue reading

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Tidings of Great Joy!

It’s March. I can safely say all of my Christmas cards have been written, posted and received. I was way ahead of the game this year. One time, I sent my Christmas letters out in June. Do tidings of great … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO VOMITING IN VET SCHOOL

Initially, I was overwhelmed by the warm softness of it all. Even through two gloves, I was keenly aware of just how squishy everything felt.  Blindly moving my fingers through the warmth and the squish, I felt lost. Everything was … Continue reading

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At Times, Shows Questionable Judgment

Growing up, my mom would often look at me quizzically and say, “Do you just not think sometimes, honey?” Let me tell you, there is no right answer to that question, as usually, it was immediately preceded by a slight … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Merrily On High!

This Christmas, I had the pleasure of watching my 4-year-old nephew tear through wrapping paper the way T-Rex tore through the goat on  Jurassic Park. Then, my family and I drove to Steamboat Springs, Colorado where we got to share … Continue reading

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