Friday, April 30, 2010

Last day, last patient

This big beautiful girl is my last patient of my vet school career. What a way to finish up!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Action shots at the dog park

I got a new light weight lens today for the camera for travel. We hit the dog park to test it out:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Suddenly at the end

It feels like yesterday that I was getting my white coat and heading into clinics for the first time, but suddenly the new fourth year class is starting and I'm just about to begin my final rotation. I get to leave the Teaching Hospital and head next door to the Raptor Center for my Companion Birds rotation. Companion Birds means lots of hands-on learning about avian restraint, bandaging, fracture fixation, and (for some reason) a morning of birdwatching (hey, I'm not complaining).

I've been trying to come up with a blog post that sums up my fourth year, or vet school in general, or all the emotions I have surrounding my upcoming graduation, but nothing comes out sounding right. It's one big mixture of exhaustion, anxiety, and excitement, and I feel like this year has flown by so fast that I've hardly had time to digest it all. For now, I'm just trying to enjoy my remaining time with my classmates and appreciate lovely things like spring, the adorable antics of Winnie and Taiko, and my cute new (er, used) Honda Fit. Only two weeks to go, can you believe it?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Black Pepper Eclipse Stout

I opened a new homebrew today. "Black Pepper Stout" that I then re-named "Black Pepper Eclipse Stout" after doing this with my Surefire G2L, 80 lumens, tactical flashlight. That little thing will nock out your vision (temporarily) if you shine it in your eyes, and you will be seeing spots for a long time. But when you use the beer as a filter, you can see nothing.

I knew I made it dark, but I you can always see something!

Tastes fantastic too. The black pepper adds a wonderful flavor, that is not spicy but very up front. Kind of like you just ground a bunch fresh into some soup, and you can smell the dust. State Fair 2010?

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Play time

Winnie and Taiko are getting along! They are learning to play together, and it is incredibly funny. Taiko is still about 8x smaller than Winnie, so he gets tackled and tries to get out/paws at her head. He ends up covered in dog slobber, but he goes back for more each time!

Update: Cat in a hole!