Towels Don’t Have Buckles: The Real Reason I Shouldn’t Have a Pet

I feel the need to come clean. Mostly because I had a visit from a sweet patient of mine who happens to be a veterinarian. I listened to her tell me sincerely about a cat she had diagnosed with cancer and the chemo drug that had been recalled. I feel I owe the good vet and all animal lovers an explanation. You see, before 1999 I was pet "neutral." Not a lover not a hater...just apathetic. The events of that year made me the anti-pet woman I am today. 1999 was a monumental year for us. We were finishing residency, had real jobs lined up, and had decided to start our family. I became … [Read more...]