In-Between

In-Between

For weeks I have been living in the In-between. A life between normalcy and aberration. I live on Long Island. Outside of the city, but not far enough outside to escape the horrifying number of COVID-19 cases. As an essential employee who is also an introverted...

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That 6 Million Dollar Super Bowl Ad is Great, BUT…

That 6 Million Dollar Super Bowl Ad is Great, BUT…

Cue close up of a handsome, if slightly portly, golden retriever.   Cut to a scene of him playing fetch on the beach. It’s not all sunshine and puppy dogs, though.  This doggo had a heart-based tumor.  That’s right…had.  As in he no longer does.  And his exceptionally...

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“Easy” A New Year’s Resolution

The Encounter Yesterday morning as my dog, Frankie, and I were walking, a neighbor was passing through the parking lot with his two pups. The Labradoodle and the Bernese looked to be about four months old and had all the exuberance you would expect of a couple of...

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I’m Fat and so is Your Dog

I’m Fat and so is Your Dog

I am fat.  This is not me being self-deprecating, nor am I looking for reassurances or external validation of my size.  It’s simply a fact.  By any objective standards, I am clinically obese.  I acknowledge that this is a problem. I’ve struggled with weight my entire...

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The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

October 16-22 is Veterinary Technician Appreciation week. In the wake of the recent AVMA article discussing the high turnover of vet techs, it seems clear that they are not feeling very appreciated. Veterinary technicians are the heart of an animal hospital.  They do...

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Vet Med is a Marathon

Vet Med is a Marathon

In addition to being a vet, I’m also a runner.  For runners, as the heat and humidity of summer winds down and autumn brings its colorful foliage and crisp, cool air, race season hits full throttle. As I put on my running gear and make sure I’ve packed my banana and...

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