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My hat is off to Whole Foods. They delivered big time. If they offered this meal year round, I think I’d burn my girl scout vest and it’s domesticated patches and never look back. Better than the food, was the company. It was so nice to spend time with Malisa and Anthony and get to know them better. I have to say, when Malisa agreed that taking a walk to the park was a good idea because then we’d be able to eat more, that sealed the deal of our friendship. Anyone who thinks that way is a friend of mine! :)

I must mention that there was sweet tea. I’ve got a few Southern roots and no Thanksgiving meal is a meal of mine unless there is sweet tea. 

Thanks for many of these photos is due Anthony and Malisa. They took over camera duty for a bit.

The menfolk. I think Malisa would agree, we have it pretty good. There are definitely plans in our future for a double date.

Truth be told, when we decided to move to the West Coast, my first thought was about the holidays. Part of our family lives in the Mid-West and the rest on the East Coast, so I knew most likely we’d be making our own traditions. It’s fun to create your own holiday traditions within your tight little unit, but part of me was worried we wouldn’t be able to make it special enough or that we’d miss out on our extended family’s celebrations. We did miss family, but this past weekend did not disappoint. Getting four full days of togetherness, spending time with new friends and making new memories; They were drops that filled my cup to overflowing. I love that Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season. If you approach it right, it can set the tone for the year’s finale and bring in the new year on the right foot.

Veterinary medicine

Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species.

Veterinary medicine is widely practiced, both with and without professional supervision. Professional care is most often led by a veterinary physician (also known as a vet, veterinary surgeon or veterinarian), but also by paraveterinary workers such as veterinary nurses or technicians. This can be augmented by other paraprofessionals with specific specialisms such as animal physiotherapy or dentistry, and species relevant roles such as farriers.

Veterinary science

Veterinary science helps human health through the monitoring and control of zoonotic disease (infectious disease transmitted from non-human animals to humans), food safety, and indirectly through human applications from basic medical research. They also help to maintain food supply through livestock health monitoring and treatment, and mental health by keeping pets healthy and long living. Veterinary scientists often collaborate with epidemiologists, and other health or natural scientists depending on type of work. Ethically, veterinarians are usually obliged to look after animal welfare.

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