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So I can't remember what I've updated here and what I haven't, so rather than reading my archives, I'm just going to write a "state of Karin" post.

I still have my foster dog, Mackenzie. She's now getting along fine with Riley and Jodah, after a few bumps here and there. I had one interested adopter, but he wasn't really prepared for her "issues," so that didn't work out. I have my eye on another application, but if she's not interested, I'll go ahead and push the rescue to find a new foster home for the girl.

In a few weeks, I'm starting school for a neurodiagnostic technologiest certification. It's a brick-and-mortar school, thankfully close to home, 3 nights a week. I'm planning on continuing to work as close to full-time as I can manage for the duration of the program. So if I don't post much for a year, you know why ;-)

It's going to be an interesting shift, from working mostly with animals (clinical veterinary practice and labatory work) to working with humans. The pay will be substantially better in the long term, I think. I hope, anyway. In any case, it should allow me to have a job much closer to home, and the cut in commute costs (and time) will be most welcome.

I'm already feeling guilty for the lack of activities and extra time I'll have for my dogs. I'll have to find ways to make it up to them on weekends and the few evenings each week I have free. Thank the gods for dogs who find a good game of fetch and quick training sessions (even if just upstairs) very rewarding.

Date: 2014-09-05 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
re: So if I don't post much for a year, you know why ;-)

I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN SISTER!

Please don't leave us hanging. Even if it's only to say "S'up?" You check in... got it?

Date: 2014-09-05 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
Yes ma'am! Heh, I'll try. I'm hoping work will continue to be slow enough to allow me to read/respond to LJ entries, at the very least.

Date: 2014-09-05 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
This is probably not a locked post, but I'm going to say it anyway...

Work was so slow for me yesterday I spent the BULK of the day writing this EPIC long 50 Weeks of 50 post about words that didn't exist when I was Adrian's age. It's a GOOD ONE! but you have to wait until Nov to read it. I've been writing them way ahead. Or...
I suppose I could shuffle them around a bit. But I won't.

Yay! for slow days when your boss calls in sick!

Date: 2014-09-05 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
Heh, sorry, not locked. But yeah, my boss has been out of the lab for weeks now, and won't be back until late September. I've gotten a ton of my "backlog" done.

I will for SURE be looking for your 50 weeks posts. I love them. I'll give up facebook long before I give up livejournal.

Date: 2014-09-05 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
*GONE FOR WEEKS???????*

HOly Shit!! how do I sign mine up for that plan? Please??? Please??

Date: 2014-09-05 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
Oh, and I completely forgot one of my triggers to write this post!

I know this sounds weird, but I miss foreign body diagnosis/surgeries from working clinical. After the fact (assuming the critter makes it through ok), they are such good stories.

http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/2014-X-Ray-Contest-Winners/

I don't know if we had such good x-rays, but I remember 2 in particular. One was a standard "my boxer ate a stuffed toy" one, and I wasn't working surgery that day, but I was back in the lab and heard a scream from the surgery suite, and the tech came out with "we pulled this out of it's intestine, and when I flipped it over, it had EYES!" Still makes me giggle.

And the other, in the "embarrassing" vein, let's just say that tampons are like, custom-designed to plug up doggie intestines and cause issues.

Date: 2014-09-05 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Ha! yeah, that Great Dane sock thing was all over the news here. Wow, that's a shit load of socks.

I want some dog to eat a big ol' vibrator! Who the hell is going to admit to that???

Date: 2014-09-05 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
*cough*

There is no photographic (or x-ray) evidence. Desie went to his grave swearing it never happened.

Date: 2014-09-05 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
excellent....

We've already had the heather post about how pretty much ALL DOG CHEWS look like sex toys. I'd be surprised if it didn't happen all the time.

Date: 2014-09-05 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
inorite? And at the risk of being gross, the "added flavor" from how sex toys are used has got to add to the issue. I mean, Jodah has been responsible for the destruction of more pairs of underwear..... (thankfully he only chews off small pieces to swallow. No foreign body surgeries for him...yet).

Date: 2014-09-05 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Flavor, shape, texture! That's some GOOOOOD chewing right there. Rumble would be in heaven.

Those types of toys -- might be hidden very very well in my house, mostly due to the dogs. ya know... if I had them or anything.

Date: 2014-09-05 03:44 pm (UTC)
melstav: (Default)
From: [personal profile] melstav
Hahaha.

I've seen several "sex toy or dog toy" photo galleries / quizzes at various times. I think this is the newest one around at the moment.
(posted August 1, 2014)

(Do I really need to say that this link is quite likely Not Safe For Work? Because it is. Don't follow it if you're someplace that will likely object to images of such things being displayed on your computer screen.)

http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/01/quiz-dog-toy-or-sex-toy-4818384/

Date: 2014-09-05 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Umm, yeah. I took it and got 14/15 with the ONE incorrect just being a slip of the mouse.

I have to put out there tho that the REASON I rocked that quiz is because I have 5 dogs and have owned almost ALL of those dog toys. I've only owned one or two of the sex toys. ..

probably because I have five dogs. Sighs.

Date: 2014-09-05 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
Wahahahaha, I hadn't seen that one. Damn, only 13/15 right. And some of those correct answers were outright guesses.

Date: 2014-09-05 03:40 pm (UTC)
melstav: (Default)
From: [personal profile] melstav
I remember the morning one of our ex-roommates left his drawer of sex toys open. One of his kittens came dashing down the stairs with a string of anal beads in her mouth, which she then proceeded to try "killing" on the hardwood landing, next to the front door.

Date: 2014-09-05 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
see? the PERFECT toy for all living beings.

Date: 2014-09-05 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
We just took your innocent little update post to a WHOLE NEW PLACE!
Go us!

Date: 2014-09-05 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
That just means you would fit in perfectly with my circle of IRL friends. ;-)

Date: 2014-09-05 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
I have no doubt of this. Come on over, I'll buy you a good beer (it's only like a 30 hour drive..)

Date: 2014-09-05 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
It's on my bucket list, for sure. Though I admit, that not being allowed to pump my own gas thing has made me wonder.

Date: 2014-09-05 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
It's not like they don't TRUST you to pump your own gas...

or maybe... it IS!

Date: 2014-09-05 04:54 pm (UTC)
melstav: (Default)
From: [personal profile] melstav
If I were a less "mature" person, I'd point out that this would be a classic point in the conversation for somebody to make a fart joke.

Date: 2014-09-05 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nosemovie.livejournal.com
Thank dog we're all super mature in here....

Date: 2014-09-06 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] talesofmyboys.livejournal.com
Hmm... I was going to try to comment about your post but then I read the comments and well... now I think I just need to go away quietly. Ahaha! Good luck with your class. I had an anxiety dream last night that I hadn't been doing my homework from an online class I was taking. Will those "haven't been to class" anxiety dreams never end? They are even keeping up with the online class technology!

Date: 2014-09-06 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biggmellon.livejournal.com
wow, sounds like some exciting big changes, so hard to go thru the hard long hours to get there, but sounds like a good thing to push for and make happen to make things better in the long run.

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