Tuesday, November 18, 2008


For the most part, I like my job. Most days, work at the veterinary hospital isn't work, but some days shit happens.

Most days we get everyone well and send them home. we have the occasional euthanasia, sad.

Then we have days like today. We have a client with an older rottwieler. Yesterday Dr. Cook prescribed some arthritis medicine. They called this morning to tell us Rosie died in the night. Rosie had been, as far as we knew healthy, other than normal symptoms for a dog of her breed and age.

Doc wasn't in yet and I'm the one who answered the phone. I made our apologies about Rosie, she was sweetheart. Her owners, who moved here from a large urban area, then asked me if we would cremate her for them. We don't have the facilities, so I gave them referral to a Veterinary hospital 40 miles away. SOP! Then she asked me what other people do. I told her if folks live on the farm or have friends who do , they bury their pets their. Then she wants to know what our hospital does. So I told her, we take them to the landfill. Not fun, but life isn't always fun.

Anyway, this is where this story starts to get tricky. There is another veterinary hospital in town, that does animal cremation. However, he was asked by the city to stop. You see, he does cremation out back in a 55 gallon metal barrel. Throws your pet in, covers it in diesel fuel and lights it on fire and stirs it with a shovel. He is not in the city limits so they have no jurisdiction and the county really doesn't care.

I have no clue where he comes up with the ashes you get back?!

To get on with it, one of the owners shows up later at our veterinary hospital very upset. I didn't tell her about the local crematory, I told her to take her dog to the landfill, I didn't offer for us to come and help her load her 80 pound dog and she hurt her back, after all her and her girlfriend/significant other both have bad backs and are new in town, (after 2 years), and Holly doesn't have a job and they need all the help they can get, and I'm an unsympathetic slob!

I am very sorry about Rosie, I've lost dogs and I understand how they feel, but they didn't ask for us to come and help load the dog, we don't refer cremation to the other vet because of his method, and we were told by the code officer, that he'd been asked to stop, and as far as the landfill, she asked me what we did, not what to do.

All the while we have another client standing there, the vet tech and the Doc, knew about Rosie, I told them, and I told them that I had referred to Animal Trails for the cremation. We were all dumb founded when she walked in.

Unfortunately, we will have these days now and then. I guess you have to forgive the pet owner. They are hurting and I understand. I just wish there was someone there for us to help us out, so we could better help the pet owner and us. We try very hard, and these deals are hard for us too.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Black is Back!!!

Tuesday, 11/11/08! The Blackshirts are officially back!
Coach Bo Pelini hung 11 blackshirts in the locker of Husker defensive players!

The beginning of a new era in Husker football and tradition.

The day was somewhat marred by the suspension of starting linebacker Cody Glenn.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas gifts for Rednecks

Hey, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Get your redneck, polish, hillbilly horseshoes game for you family. Great year round outdoor game for the whole family.

All the links are in the side bar. Original Washers makes great Redneck Horseshoes games.

Sarah Palin

The media and anonymous staffers from inside the McCain/Palin campaign have been whining the Sarah Palin is a Diva. And of course the big whoop about the $150,000 in clothes.

Duh! Campaign money most likely took care of the cost of the clothes. Throw in the fact that it's great advertising for the designer. There's some kind of deal there. Then, you know she did not get to keep the outfits.

There hasn't been this much fuss over attire of political candidates since Hillary Clinton made the pantsuit her election/political uniform.

There wasn't much said about the McCain or Obama wardrobe. Boxers or briefs guys? Fess up!

I designed the above t-shirt just for Sarah Palin, she can wear it proudly and tell the media and the anonymous folks to stick it where the sun don't shine.

I hear all the mud about how bad she did at interviews, went off the planned speeches, etc. Put yourself in her shoes. She went from someone most of us had never heard of to being in not only the national spotlight, but international spotlight as the VP running mate to John McCain.

All things considered, I think she did very well.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Rednecks and gun lovers unite

It's also been brought to my attention that Obama is not a gun lover. He is a gun control freak.

Remember, he said something sarcastic about folks "clinging to their guns and their bibles"


Gun lovers, hunters and rednecks, you'd better head out and buy all the guns you can now, because come January 20th, 2009, Obama is going to want your gun and probably your bible too.


For those of you not in favor of a "don't blame me I voted for beer" post election humor shirt, how about, "Don't blame me, I voted for chocolate".

Chocolate as in the smooth, creamy, decadent, melt in your mouth Hershey type.

So, anyway, now we're gonna have a Democratic president and a mostly Democratic congress or whatever. God help us all.

The Democrats are going to spend us into another great depression.

Then, we have people, like this dumb broad, evidently, she thinks that if she sends her bills to Barack Obama, he's gonna write the checks every month along with sending her a check for gas.

What really scares me is there are too many dipshits out there who believe what the dumb broad believes. That Obama is gonna make life great and wonderful, sunshine and roses, and no worries ever again. Just tell ole Barack what you need and the check's in the mail.

Don't blame me, I voted for beer.

Well folks, the presidential election did not go the way I wanted it too. So I figured I needed a good post election humor t-shirt to wear in the coming days.

This would be great for Republicans, who wanted McCain and Palin or for anyone else who had any part of the election go their way.

One thing that did go my way is that the good people voted to not retain Nebraska District Judge Kristine Ceceva.

I was a bit disappointed to see my friend Bernie Fehringer not get voted in.

And of course, I was running for County Commissioner on the Republican ticket, but I got ousted in the primaries. Bummer.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


So, earlier today, I was reading an advice column referencing helpful house/yard/garage cleaning hint.

One lady wrote in, "my kids colored on the garage floor with permanent marker, how do I clean it up?"

Duh, don't clean it up, PARK THE CAR OVER IT! It's the fucking garage floor, who gives a shit if the kids colored on it?

Another lady wondered how to get the little furballs out of the velcro on her precious little doggies coat.

Duh, get a dog with some damn fur so it doesn't need a coat, or move to a warmer climate.

The ones that really get me are the ladies who write in about their wonderful boyfriend, all except for one thing, the SOB is married, it's been 2 years and he's still has not left his wife.

Hello DUMB ASS! He's not going to leave his wife for you, you're giving him what he wants anyway. Besides, why in the hell would you want him? He's a CHEATER! He's cheating on his wife with you, and cheating on you with his wife. Besides, IF you ever get to be his wife, won't you always wonder if he's cheating on you with someone else? Kick the guy in the nuts and get a life, or a dog, or a cat or a goldfish. Less money, hassle, stress and they are always glad to see you no matter what.