not even my dogs

hollyandtheteapots  asked:

How do you feel about clients who think they are being funny? My boyfriend is one of those guys who is always like "I should get my dental done here, it's much cheaper" or "I'd be scared too if you put a thermometer up my butt" (even though thats not the reason the dog is nervous.) He means well but I can see the screaming behind some of the vet techs eyes sometimes.

“Sure, complementary castration with every procedure sir.”

I do tend to start my consults on a bit of a script, having 30+ unique conversations a week is a challenge I’m just not up to making, but nobody notices other than my nurses who get to hear the start of 30+ conversations a week that are all nearly the same. The other vets do it too.

I don’t mind attempts at harmless humor, but there are a few ‘pet peeves’ that I can’t stand.

  • DOGTOR. If I never see this pun again it will be too soon. I cannot stand it. We treat more than one species damn it! Veterinarian has its origin in the latin veterinae, to deal with cattle and draft animals, i.e. the gears that kept the world moving. Every time I see it I must resist the urge to violently jump of that person and scream knowledge at them.
  • Defa dog. Cefa cat.
  • Jokes about how rich we must be. These hurt when you’re still living paycheck to paycheck.
  • Saying “I don’t like it either” when a pets temperature is taken rectally. I mean, sir and/or madam I just don’t want to know.
  • Dogtor. I just cannot express how much I loathe this pun. It’s not clever, it’s never been clever and it keeps popping up in the veterinarian tag.

But harmless, non-offensive humor? It’s over quickly, I can deal with it.

just started thinking about how my life is basically perfect. Full time job w benefits and good pay even tho I didn’t finish my degree. Perfect dog, the kind I always wanted. Have stable and high quality housing. Have TWO horses who are both gorgeous. Take riding lessons. Tack everywhere. Have committed partner. Have fulfilling hobbies and supportive parents who are both still alive, hell nobody significant to me has died. have this blog and get to communicate w people all around the world about the things I love

but I am still soooo unhappy

how does that even work

tween or teen me would have his mind blown by all the stuff I have and I do

I have all this and I’m still just plagued w depressing and anxiety

idk if this is a hopeful thought (just gotta fix That Brain) or a bleak one (trapped like this For Ever) but I’m having it

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
We throw around the word never likes its nothing but a small rose petal. The word never is a doubled edged sword. On one side it says ‘I will never leave you’ and on the other it says ‘I will never love you.’
—  The Word Never