Happy Harvest season!
The cozy autumn is here, and we're embracing the season wholeheartedly at Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital. First of all, a couple updates on the family, our staff (two beloved pet pros have returned to our team!).. and then some news about new foods - yum.
So a little update on our family pets first - Ragna our wolfhound turned one year old this month... and promptly went into her first heat. Funny, our family has never dealt with this before, because we've never has a large female dog that benefits from one heat cycle before being spayed. (It's important for giant dog bone health.) Aside of scrambling to get diapers big enough, it wasn't a big deal - and luckily the little dachshund dudes are too short, and too neutered, to have paid her any unwanted attention. Poor Ragna was pretty mopey for a week or so though, so we gave her a lots of extra attention.
Our two year old dachshund brothers Kaldi and Kolo are terrorizing the neighbourhood, the delivery people, and anyone that ventures near our house, as usual. When they aren't barking, they're curled up by the fireplace or in our daughters' arms. With all the stress of COVID, we are reminded why we got the little guys in the first place, and they do an excellent job of snuggling and keeping everyone in the family (reasonably) calm.
Our aged kitty Vega is now 17? 18? we lose track... and she's keeping the dogs in line, as usual. In true Halloween black cat fashion, with a few grey whiskers, Vega does a daily prowl of the neighbourhood, then comes back into the house to circle onto a pillow and sleep.
Back at the hospital, we are celebrating the harvest season as well. With the huge increase in families getting puppies this year, and the general growth of the hospital, our staff have been run off their feet. So we've been trying to take a little time, once a month, to relax and build up resilience for the winter. Our staff had a super fun field trip to the pumpkin patch this past month, topped with a veggie chilli harvest dinner, cooked by Arnica, with vegetables from our own backyard.
You may recognize some old familiar faces in the pictures above... our amazing, hilarious Nurse Christine came back from Nicaragua (now that was a journey!) and rejoined our practice about a month ago. We couldn't be happier to have her back... she's so efficient, and brings a whimsical, magical to what otherwise can be a very practical place of work.
Our long time client and friend Bonnie is taking her Veterinary Assistant course, and has also joined our practice part-time, in-between study days. Yeah!
And we are also excited to welcome back.....