I FINALLY figured out how to make thumbnails! XD (shutupitwashardokay??)
Fan art of @thelastpilot ‘s fan fiction, “Rainy Days,” which was one of the first ML fics I ever read. I’m definitely a bit late to the party since it was written a few months back, but I’m a new fan so it’s still new to me. ;) And at least I don’t have to tag it with a spoiler alert. XD
I drew this while I was on vacation, so it was drawn in my sketchbook instead of digitally like I’m used to.
my brother and i are both visiting my parents for the holidays and we both brought our cats home. mine is a (very large) 15 pound cat black cat that is about 4 years old. his is a (very tiny) 3 pound black kitten. they are ridiculously cute when they play together i love it
The last 6 weeks of my life have been an absolute whirlwind of exhaustion, uncertainty, imposter syndrome, paperwork, and overall a truly rocky and difficult adjustment period to life on clinical rotations. Over this past 6 weeks on equine medicine, surgery, and field service I learned:
-> Learning a horse’s body language is very important and can be the difference between you standing or you being kicked back into last week.
-> All horses are anatomical disasters. I’m convinced if you look at them funny they will either colic or fall over dead.
-> Funnily enough, most horse people I talk to are more afraid of cats than their 1400 pound horse.
-> The instrument used to castrate a male horse (and other large animals) is called an emasuclator. I am not making this up!
-> Nothing will ever convince me that a horse’s GI tract makes sense.
-> Horses colors will forever be lost on me. The same color being called different things depending on the breed is just cruel (I’m looking at you Sorrel and Chesnuts).
-> Equine people can be… intense. And I don’t mean the clients (who overall were all fabulous and wonderful people who I would love to work for again).
-> I’m convinced horses would be better off without guttural pouches.
-> Horses seriously only walk on the equivalent of their middle finger…. a 1000 pound creature walking on ONE finger…. And people wonder why horses are constantly lame.
-> The most important thing I learned is that I’m never ever going to be a horse vet. But I learned things that I will carry with me into my small animal vet career and for that I’m grateful.