Thursday, January 20, 2011


Had to share the funny. In a vet clinic when folks are restraining animals often unintentional inappropriate touch occurs. It's just a fact of the job. The tech, groomer, and assistant were behind me holding a very reluctant pooch trying to get the nails trimmed as the final touch of the groom when I hear the following exchange:

Groomer to Assistant: Okay, let go of the boob!

Tech to Assistant: Here, hold this one!

Note: The tech was referring to a dog leg which was what the assistant was trying to hold the entire time - we do not r0utinely practice boob holding.


Jarka said...

:D :D

C. Todd Dolen, DVM said...


Anonymous said...

Ah yes, veterinary work is definitely not for those who have personal space issues. :)

Blair Sorrel said...

Greetings! Please see the international dog and horse shock incidents on StreetZaps; please disseminate this vital public service to preclude more injuries or tragedies. Many thanks for all your commendable work.



Just so you know, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat.


Blair Sorrel, Founder

Contact voltage is a chronic hidden hazard that can readily victimize an unsuspecting dog, walker, or both. No dog lover could possibly observe a more horrifying scene than witnessing his beloved pet instantaneously maimed or tragically electrocuted. When you exercise your pooch, please exercise greater prudence. Common outdoor electrical and metal fixtures may shock or even kill your vulnerable dog. And depending upon the current, the walker will be bitten and like poor Aric Roman, suffer permanently. But you can, indeed, self-protect.

Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness. And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually put your pet at even greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.