Dec 17th 2011 10:12PM My rebuttal:
1: Yes, everyone and even grandma has a cell phone. But when your veterinarian is trying to explain something to you regarding your pet's care, seriously? I understand emergencies and such, but, please. Ignore the phone for a few. Why are you here again?
2: I agree with you on this. Kids are welcome in my practice, as they often love the furry member of the family as well. And they them. It's heartwarming and smile-inducing and often makes my day. :) Thankfully, most parents where I work have taught their children to not run over and pull at another pet's ears while in the waiting room. Mileage may vary.
3/4: Snarky swipe at the author ignored. I agree that cats should be in carriers and dogs short-leashed. My own cats HATE the carriers, and all are halter-trained to walk on a leash, but for their own safety, carriers are the way to go.
5: Denial. We hear this a lot. Not much to be said here. Unfortunately, this is true.
6: Refusing to pay: NO BULL. Happens more than you may think.
7:Don't follow through: It's not hard to learn how to pill a pet or administer medications. Your Vet SHOULD walk you through how to administer medications that your pet needs. And if you're uncertain or unclear, ASK. Ask questions, ask how to do, ask to be shown, ask, ask, ask.
I don't see this as "one big whine", but rather a list of grievances that come up while on the job. As one in the field, I understand. As immensely rewarding as it can be, as with any job, there are the little downsides.
Dec 17th 2011 9:25PM Igor, I have to shove Methimazole liquid down one of my cats' throat twice a day to help control his hyperthyroidism. I guess that would qualify as #3, as if he didn't get his meds, well, his lifespan and quality of life would be much shorter and much less comfortable.
Sure, he dislikes it, as I have to gently scruff him to take his meds, but he tends to shake off the affront rather easily and is my best bud again five minutes later. This has been going on for three years now.
"Medicines are useless unless you can get them into your pet". Very true.
Get the meds into your pet, then. Coat them in peanut butter, wrap them in turkey slices or cheese, beg and plead, do what you can.
Dec 17th 2011 8:50PM Ah, thought I may add that I am not the same "kristen" as poster #6, so there is no confusion. ;3
Dec 17th 2011 8:47PM Leigh (post #8), well said. Thank you!
Jul 15th 2011 12:58AM Honestly, most of these pics use use a blocky black model that is obviously photo-shopped over these girls.
And besides that, who'd want to wear an ugly "arm stocking" in the summer because they're afraid of the "batwing" syndrome? For real. (Well, I guess it could have it's uses here and there..but...)
Jun 23rd 2011 11:37PM "Joan", I don't give a flip for these miserable excuses any more than I'd like to know what kind of douche Pippa Middleton is promoting to wash out the royal vag. I seldom click on items such as this, as it's all fluff and the internet version of a tab-rag. Some may like it, but..ugh. >.
May 31st 2011 4:39AM Lola, the "bilini" is not for the beach? Shoot, guess I'm gonna hang up my "bilini" and put on my two piece. You know, that kind of thing that looks like a bra/ panty set, although you wear it to the beach or pool, instead of under your clothing. It's pretty cute, it covers the top and bottom, modestly. Whew! Thanks for altering me to this fashion misstep, as I'm in my mid-30's! Wow. What would I have ever done without you?
May 29th 2011 4:16AM I'm a female, mid 30's, and I happen to love "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons".
I grew up watching "Looney Tunes" and the like. Think of it this way: the "'Tunes" were the "Family Guy" for another generation (although not quite so crude. ^.^). The asides to celebrities, the jabs to society as it currently is/was..seeing a pattern here?
May 29th 2011 3:36AM As one who grew up lucky enough to enjoy the, old, violent, reprehensible ways of "Looney Tunes" and "Tom and Jerry", (sarcasm there, the older "Looney Tunes" were quite brilliant and clever. Of course, some episodes may not be "PC" for our times, but eh.) I never thought that dropping an anvil on someone's head would solve problems. No matter how much one might deserve it. ;)
Even as children, my brother and I were able to separate cartoons from reality. No, you don't drop an anvil on someone's head. It hurts, and might be deadly. No, throwing a pie into someone's face (while funny), is not proper behavior. Running off a cliff is NOT to be condoned. You will not "poof" in a cloud of dust, looking bewildered, but otherwise unharmed. Common sense, people. Most people, and most children have it.
As my husband and myself are in our mid-30's, we grew up watching "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and the like. Heck, we even have a "Three Stooges" collection on DVD, as our parents used to let us watch the "marathon" of Stooges clips that a local television station airs here on New Year's Eve.
Take a deep breath and calm down.