Published by the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2012, Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People brings unique voices together to share their love of animals.
“Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People – in this anthology of poems, stories, essays, and one charming graphic story, you will read about and experience the sometimes unexpected, always touching, and powerful connections among them. Blending a mix of writers including poets Lorna Crozier, Mark Doty, Patrick Lane, and Molly Peacock with stories from everyday veterinarians and their clients, ranging from heartbreaking to laugh-out-loud funny, Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People explores the complex relationships that exist between us and animals. It touches on such topics as the invisible bond connecting veterinarians and animals, the never-ending “jobs” of the animals in our lives, and the role of animals in our imagination.”
In her story, Don’t you love Animals, Dr. Curtin shares the difficulty of trying to help her patients while an owner is required to ‘pay the bill’ and how at times, it can be a challenge to demonstrate your love of animals, while trying to make a living.
This collection is available on Amazon.
In the background of my writing, there are these characters. These special spirits who hold up the pages in the background. This black lab is one of them. Helping us to understand the importance of the veterinarian’s job. …
My daughter and I were strolling the aisles of the local dollar store, when this little notebook caught my attention. It was leather, and robin’s egg blue and embossed across the front was “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!” with a picture of a creature that could have only been doodled by Dr. Seuss. I couldn’t help but feel this little book held more value than a dollar.The quote is from Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh the Places You’ll Go!, which oddly enough, was the theme of my high school graduation. It seems Dr. Seuss has been trying to teach me something for a long time. To read more head to the Ascribe website.
In Missing Diagnosis, an aspiring veterinarian is called to attend an Angus cow with a prolapsed uterus. This happens when after calving, the cow continues to strain until the uterus is pushed out. …
“Do you ever feel like someone is watching you?”
Where is that cat?