Thursday Morning Randoms

I saw AND heard three (3!) DIFFERENT mice last night…in my room. I would have flipped out except for the mortifying, paralyzing fear that took hold when I saw those prairie rats run in the direction of my Little Guys’ room. OH. MY. GOSH!! I then realized I would be totally useless in a realy-life-emergency situation. Thankfully I married one of those calm, take charge, everything’s-going-to-be-ok kinda guys. He promises to kill off the mice and save our home.

Yesterday, while on the phone with THIS MOM I heard Judah squealing with joy (when he should be napping). I came downstairs to find he’d escaped from his room and pulled the entire brand new roll of toilet paper completely off the roll and scattered it around the house as well as swiped every visible object he could reach off it’s perch. He was doing his drunken-run around the house and giggling so much that I couldn’t stop laughing.


(Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and google, I found THIS special needs blog and was able to have a nice long chat with Vanessa yesterday. She’s a mom I plan on keeping in touch with…she’s a positive, happy woman who seems to have the right outlook on life.)

Yesterday, in the middle of a whole group of people, Jacob screams, “It’s COKE time!!” and by “coke time” I hope they all knew he meant “Coat time” (which is what we say when we’re putting our coats on) and not that I’m a drug addict mom.

This morning it’s raining sleet and I’m completely sold on the littlest Ginger and I taking a nap while the older Gingers are at work/school. I probably will fold laundry instead of napping to prove to my husband that I can actually keep up with my domestic duties (although he doesn’t really care, just enjoys teasing me about the mounds of laundry that pile up).

Speaking of my husband, here’s just a LITTLE SOMETHING he created. (If you use Instagram it’s actually pretty cool)

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.

Deepwood Veterinary Clinic

22 April 2019

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