Friday, 5 August 2011

Work stories

I was so happy to be back at my old workplace. It felt like the first day back at school- nervous because I was afraid that I'd forget stuff, but excited at the same time to see everyone. Without getting too mushy, I really feel like I belong there. Jess and I spent far too much time just giggling once we were reunited! Two little peas in a pod.

Funny story, well, not funny if you're my bag. We were performing two surgeries at the same time today coz we had two vets on. I was helping with the castrate surgery and there was another surgery going on in the room behind me, which I can see through the glass windows. The other one was a lovely little situation involving anal glands, which are exactly where you would expect them to be. Often, especially with little dogs on a not good diet (such as simply tinned food), these anal glands get blocked up with this absolutely FOUL smelling secretion. If I remember correctly, the stuff in the glands is what makes dog poo smell so icky. The smell hangs around and makes you want to vomit. The vet was squeezing this dog's anal glands and normally, the nasty stuff just oozes out. In this particular instance, the secretion FLEW across the room and splashed ALL OVER MY BAG!!!!!

I literally just happened to turn around at the exact moment that it occurred. At first, I was like "haha, that stuff went everywhere"... and then I saw exactly where it went! We have a diseinfectant that we use in the clinic called F10 and I was just yelling at the other nurse "F10 my bag, F10 my bag!!". Everyone was laughing :) My bag doesn't smell funky or anything, thank goodness. I have been wanting to get a new bag for some time. I will definitely be using this as an excuse to justify spending money on a new bag!

5 comments:

Katie said...

As excuses for getting a new bag go, that one is pretty good!

Kristy said...

Not the Pooda!!

Hollie Ann said...

omg! wow that is terrible....but GREAT excuse for a new bag :)

eccentricrabbit said...

Oh nooo... Anal gland secretion not nice. LOL. Lucky your bag didn't smell too bad. :P I remember in Animal Care the girls were all excited to help express anal glands.. and I couldn't think of anything worse cos working at the SPCA I'd already dealt with that!!

Danielle said...

This story is obvious proof that there is a God and that He gifts everyone with different talents because there would be NO WAY ON EARTH I could deal with that. You're my hero.