Taking my chicken to the vet, and other dizzying thoughts

The receptionist gave me the total for the office visit: $66.47. More than I'd expected but I was glad for the diagnosis of vestibular disturbance. For a while, it looked like death was imminent, so I was grateful that this was something we could treat with medication and rest.Did I mention that I'm talking about my chicken?I went out to the chicken run yesterday morning and noticed that one of my Polish hens, Lucy, was acting weirdly, bending her head down between her legs, and shaking … [Read more...]

My dog Bandit explains Valentine’s Day

My dog Bandit often steps in when I'm overloaded with other work, so I thought I'd share part of his column on Valentine's Day! You can read the entire piece on his blog, www.MyNameIsBandit.com:"It is time for Valentines Day, the day when people go around telling other people how much they love them or they try to get people to fall in love with them. It's all hearts and hugs and kisses and love."But it is all a big lie. Really, those people are trying to kill you."First, a naked b … [Read more...]