We’ve volunteered for about two years I think now. Volunteering at PetCo looks something like this, you sign in, and check the board to see who has and hasn’t been played with, and also who needs to go on a walk. So based on their health condition we can play with them for as long as we want in a playroom they have so potential adopters can look at the dog’s behavior. Also we can walk them around the area so they can stretch their legs. The Pet Project area takes up a small corner of the actual PetCo store, so they fit as many dogs as they can with the space they have.
For this essay I decided to interview Brenda Braun who works at Peninsula Veterinary Service in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.Brenda has been working at Peninsula for 10 years,but as a Veterinary Technician for 17 years.I got a chance to talk to her over the phone about her experiences working with animals and the people that own them. Having so many years of experience means Brenda has seen some interesting cases.One recent case that she was telling me about was one where this woman thought that her dog could see ghosts.Brenda said that the woman was all worked up because she thought the dog could be harmed in some way because of its “gift”.Brenda told me, “This woman comes in with her dog saying that it can see ghosts,and we didn’t want to tell her that she was nuts so we just examined the dog.” She also tells me how she has seen some of the weirdest thing eaten by animals, from underwear to tennis balls, she isn’t
Amanda’s mother returned to work 6 weeks after Amanda’s birth, however her grandmother ran a licensed daycare facility and cared for Amanda. The nature of the daycare facility exposed Amanda to the comings and goings of many people at a very young age. It is possible that this experience helped her develop a sense of self separate from that of her mother while still maintaining the trust that her mother would always return for her. As Amanda was discussing the death of
Donna was born on October 1st. My mother works downtown at a law firm for 24 years. She also works at the Science Center on the weekends. She graduated from South High School. My mom did not know exactly what she wanted to do after school, but once she found an office job, she loved it!
Gray, the vet technicians, and I all gathered around the fluorescent light to view X-ray, examining the placement of the corn cobs in the animal’s intestinal tract. The various doctors and technicians discussed the methods in which they could remove the corn cobs without extensive surgery and recovery time for the young dog. After minutes of deliberation the group settled on a minimally invasive surgery and got to work. Hours later, we were able to send the dog home with his owner, happy and healthy. As I walked out of the clinic, a smile spread across my face, grateful to have witnessed hard work pay off for that dog.
Suggested Title: For Perfect Pet Grooming Results, Start With the Right Tools! Suggested Title: Everything You Wanted to Know About Pet Grooming! Suggested Title: Should You Groom Your Pet At Home? While the occasional bath and brushing is enough to keep short haired pets happy and healthy, when it comes to long haired breeds, the story is quite different. Despite regular wash downs and daily combing, fast growing fur turns into an issue for pets and pet owners alike.
Throughout my life, there has been several times that I have stopped to help someone with a flat tire in the rain or return a lost item to the lost and found and did not expect a return favor. I have had a few weeks to think about this assignment and the act of kindness that comes to my mind is the time that I and my Paramedic partner in Cape Coral, Florida had taken and older “late eighties” woman who was wheelchair bound to the hospital for a medical problem. She lived with her frail husband who we could tell did his best to make sure he was taken care of her the best he could. They lived in a small single story home in a senior community and were well known to the EMS community for repeat public assist calls. A public assist call that we
Margaret was 97 at the time, legally blind due to macular degeneration, and widowed but very inviting. That Sunday afternoon, I learned what I would do for Margaret each week. Before Margaret was legally blind, she was an avid reader. She volunteered in our local library organizing books and serving others in our small town. This time it would be my chance to return the favor.
experience was challenging especially on Wednesday because I was made to look like a lazy person which I am not. But I had a great time on Thursday because of my awesome clinical instructor who gave me words of encouragement and checked on me frequently. Not forgetting my exceptionally good preceptor, she taught me a lot and allowed me to do all the patient care as she observed. The day ended up great with exception of having to break the news to the family of my patient that, she the patient need to be placed on hospice. It was an emotional time for both us (the care team) and the family because, the family was not ready to make the decision.