Archive for June, 2007



surgery seat

I spent the morning observing surgery at the animal hospital. There were a few interesting procedures including a prolapsed rectum repair and an anal sacculectomy. Sort of a theme. A sacculectomy requires the removal of a layer of stratified squamous epithelial tissue inside the anal sac. The thin layer of tissue is identified by its […]

age lucky lady

Adelaine had a tooth pulled this morning. She did fine under anesthesia, although she did manage to unscrew her catheter before pulling it out, which I didn’t know a dog could do. When they were helping her recover, they thought they could expedite the process by meowing. Despite the drugs, she sat straight up, trache […]