Thursday, August 8, 2013

AUG 8, 2013
PERFECT POOPIES TODAY -- WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?

NOW WORMED -- AND CUTTING BACK ON THE GOATS MILK, AND STARTING TO FEED THEM ONE PELLET AT A TIME FOR CRUNCH PRCTICE

NEXT LESSON IS NOSE USING... IF WE DROP A HANDFUL ON THE CLEAN FLOOR-- CQAN THEY FIND IT.?

 THIS SOLVES LOT OF URGENT PROBLEMS-- IT GETS TO THE POINT OF THROWING A QUART OF FOOD ON THE FLOOR WHICH WILL GIVE YOU 4 MINUTES TO CLEAN UP ANOTHER AREA.

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SO NOW---- THE VENTING OF THE DAY...

 WE GAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY PUP TO A FAMILY LIVING FAR AWAY FROM GEORGE'S VET CARE..--

MOST OF OUR PUPS HAVE HAD TEH ONCE OVER BY GEORGE WHICH IS BY NO MEANS " A PHYSICAL" BUT AN EDUCATED GUESS-- WHERE HE LOOKS IN THEIR EYES, MOUTH, LISTENS TO THEIR HEART AND HANDS THEM BACK TO ME WITH A "NOTHING OBVIOUS" CERTIFICATION( IF THERE WAS SUCH A THING)

SO THIS PUP DEVELOPED AN EAR INFECTION -- YEASTY EARS-- NOT UNCOMMON-- SO THEY TOOK HIM TO THEIR VET.


WHO PICKED UP AN "IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT" AND TOLD THEM THEY SHOULD INVESTIGATE IT BECAUSE ANY FUTURE ANESTHESIA COULD BE A PROBLEM..

THIUS LED TO-- BY ACTUAL COUNT...


AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE VET CARDIOLOGIST IN AT THE SAME OFFICE

AND THEN

     AN EKG

     ECHOCARDIOGRAM

     XRAY

     ULTRASOUND

     HALTER MONITER

     A THROAT SCAN

            AND THEN THEY NEUTERED HIM   ( UNDER ANESTHESIA I MIGHT ADD)

  
THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT WEALTHY AND NOW HAVE A HUGE BILL .

I FEEL SO BAD HAVING SET THESE PEOPLE UP TO BE DRAINED BY SOME VET WHO RUNS A BUSINESS BEFORE HE PRACTICES MEDICINE.

IF I CAN GET MY HANDS ON THAT PUP YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WILL RUN TO ANOTHE 6 VETS AND TRY AND VERIFY THE NECESSITY OF ALL THAT TESTING-

WHICH-MUST HAVE BEEN WITHIN NORMAL RANGE BECAUSE THEY EVENTUALLY GAVE THE PUP ANESTHESIA AND NEUTERED HIM.

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JUST TO OFFER A COMPARISON----

I WENT TO"THE MEDICAL FACILITY" - TO A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT-- NOT A DOCTOR--- WITH WIERD SHOULDER PAIN WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN A LYME THING--- IT WASN'T---


WHEN I WAS CHECKED IN THE PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT'S ASSISTANT NOTED AN UNEXPECTEDLY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. AFTER THE PA WROTE ME AN ORDER FOR A LYME TEST I MENTIONED THE INCEDENTAL FINDING OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- AND WAS TOLD I WOULDS HAVE TO COME BACK- I HAD AN APPOINTMENT FOR ONLY ONE AILMENT.. SHE NEVER OFFERED ME AN ORDER FOR AN EKG...OR ANYTHING LIKE THE VET DID FOR THE DOG.

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NOW TO BRING THAT STORY TO CONCLUSION-- I DID GO BACK AND BE SEEN BY A N ACTUAL MD AND WAS TOLD " REMOVE STRESS AND LOOSE 20 POUNDS"

NOW FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, YOU WILL REMEMBER THAT MY HUSBAND ( A N MD) --- FOR EVERY AILMENT I EVER HAD ----FROM BROKEN LEG TO ATHLETE'S FOOT----WOULD DISMISS IT WITH "IF YOU WOULD LOSE 20 POUNDS"

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BACK TO VET CARE--

THERE IS THE PRACTICAL VET CARE

AND THERE IS EXOTIC CARE

THEN THERE IS CRIMINAL

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MOVING OFF THAT VENT...

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I MET SOMEONE FROM LOWELL YESTERDAY.

SOMEOF YOU MAY NOT KNOW I SPENT VERY LONG TIME MANAGING THE WANT AD MAGAZINE AREA NORTH OF THE CHARLES RIVER... AND BECAUSE OF THAT-- WHEN THERE WAS A BLIZZARD AND THE USUAL DELIVERY PEOPLE COULD NOT GET OUT, I ALWAYS AT LEAST TRIED.

IT WAS DURING ONE OF THOSE "SNOW DAYS" THAT I HAD TO GO COVER THE LOWEL ROUTE- AND HAD 2 MEMORABLE ENCOUNTERS WITH LIFE IN LOWELL.


THE FIRST --- A SMALL BUT BUSY VARIETY STORE ON A SIDE STREET WAS FULL OF KIDS WHO HAD THE DAY OFF BECAUSE OF THE SNOW-- AS I STOOD IN LINE WITH MY INVOICE, I NOTICED HOW NICELY THE MAN DEALT WITH ALL THE KIDS-- HOW PATIENT AS THEY WASNTED THE RED LOLLY POP OR THE GREEN COOKIE-- SO WHEN IT WAS MY TURN , I SAID "GEE YOU ARE AWFULLY PATIENT WITH THESE KIDS"

AND HIS REPLY

"WHY SHOULDN'T I BE... MAYBE HALF OF THEM ARE MINE"

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THE SECOND-- SAME DAY- LOWEL INDUSTRIAL AREA-

A SMALL NEWS STAND /CIGATETTE TYPE-- WORK WAS LETTING OUT AND THER5E WAS A LINE OF MEN GRABBING THE NEWSPAPER BEFORE HEADING HOME.,, AGAIN A LINE-- I NOTICED THE GUY AT THE CASH REGISTER WAS DECIDELY MENTALLY CHALLANGED--- AND THE CASH DRAWER HUNG OPEN AS PEOPLE HELPED THEMSELVES TO IT'S CONTENTS.---

SUDDENLY THE GUY BEHIND ME GRABBED THE GUY GOING OUT THE DOOR AND KNOCKED HIM DOWN-- FLAT-- THEN PICKED HIM UP BY THE COLLAR and SAID "IN THIS STORE YOU TAKE THE RIGHT CHANGE"

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I WILL NOW DISAPPEAR FOR THE DAY AND DEAL WITH ALL THE SHELVING SHELIA PUT TOGETHER YESTERDAY FOR THE OVERFLOW ROOM.

AND THE MILLION DOLLAR VAC THAT THE FUN JUG BOUGHT TO MAKE MEGAN'S LIFE EASIER.... ( AND MEAT CUTTING STEVE LABORUOOOOSLY BUT SUCCESSFULLY PUT TOGETHER)

WONDERFUL THING THAT FUN FUND.... THOS INDIVIDUAL ENVELOPES WITH A DOLLAR OR TWO DO ADD UP...

AND SO IT GOES..

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