The owners of this dog (nor do I) have any idea how this happened but fortunately for the dog they decided to bring her in the same day it happened and the vet can suture it back together without a whole bunch of dead tissue to remove. (and it doesn’t stink to high heavens! yay!)

The owners of this dog (nor do I) have any idea how this happened but fortunately for the dog they decided to bring her in the same day it happened and the vet can suture it back together without a whole bunch of dead tissue to remove. (and it doesn’t stink to high heavens! yay!)


Another giant pendulous tumor that the owners waited too long to get removed. I don’t understand why what could have been a $100 lump removal was neglected this long and is now a much more expensive and a more involved surgery. Please get you pet checked out before it gets this bad!

Another giant pendulous tumor that the owners waited too long to get removed. I don’t understand why what could have been a $100 lump removal was neglected this long and is now a much more expensive and a more involved surgery. Please get you pet checked out before it gets this bad!


Of the seemingly hundred kittens we’ve had abandoned on us I noticed that one of them is polydactyl! I think he might have seven or eight toes on his front feet. It’s hard to tell since he’s so tiny.

Of the seemingly hundred kittens we’ve had abandoned on us I noticed that one of them is polydactyl! I think he might have seven or eight toes on his front feet. It’s hard to tell since he’s so tiny.


Another lovely example of a dog fight. You would not believe the amount of maggot we had to fish out of this.

Another lovely example of a dog fight. You would not believe the amount of maggot we had to fish out of this.


   I want to apologize for not making any new posts lately. The last two months have not been kind to me or my family. I had to make “that” decision and say goodbye to my dog of 13 years. He was my first dog and one of the most important things in my life for nearly all of my life. My world revolved around him and I still miss him terribly. In addition to that my grandmother had a scare in the hospital and thank goodness she’s fine. 
   The worst part of all was losing my cousin. Many of you may of heard of the boating accident that claimed four young lives on the fourth of July here in Miami. One of those was my cousin. She was 20 years old and crazy and and awesome and fun. She was a great friend to my little sister and to everyone that has ever met her. She loved the ocean and all of its creatures. She touched literally thousands of peoples lives and anybody that knew her was just lucky to meet her. 
In memory of Tori

   I want to apologize for not making any new posts lately. The last two months have not been kind to me or my family. I had to make “that” decision and say goodbye to my dog of 13 years. He was my first dog and one of the most important things in my life for nearly all of my life. My world revolved around him and I still miss him terribly. In addition to that my grandmother had a scare in the hospital and thank goodness she’s fine. 

   The worst part of all was losing my cousin. Many of you may of heard of the boating accident that claimed four young lives on the fourth of July here in Miami. One of those was my cousin. She was 20 years old and crazy and and awesome and fun. She was a great friend to my little sister and to everyone that has ever met her. She loved the ocean and all of its creatures. She touched literally thousands of peoples lives and anybody that knew her was just lucky to meet her. 

In memory of Tori



My boyfriend and I were on our way back from a camping trip in the Everglades. I saw what appeared to be a snake in the middle of the road so I asked him to slow down so we could see what kind it was. I have only ever seen one Eastern Diamondback rattler here in the wild and I was excited to get to see another one. Unfortunately it appears that somebody cut off this snake’s head. It didn’t look like a rattle snake and it definitely isn’t one of our notorious invasive burmese pythons. Any ideas on what kind of snake this was? 

My boyfriend and I were on our way back from a camping trip in the Everglades. I saw what appeared to be a snake in the middle of the road so I asked him to slow down so we could see what kind it was. I have only ever seen one Eastern Diamondback rattler here in the wild and I was excited to get to see another one. Unfortunately it appears that somebody cut off this snake’s head. It didn’t look like a rattle snake and it definitely isn’t one of our notorious invasive burmese pythons. Any ideas on what kind of snake this was? 


While at one of my pet sitting jobs I was attempting to move a giant piece of coral rock to cover up a potential doggie escape route under the fence when this creature decides to crawl up my arm. Fortunately I can work pretty well under pressure and was able to brush him off before he decided to sting me. Adrenaline rush!! 

While at one of my pet sitting jobs I was attempting to move a giant piece of coral rock to cover up a potential doggie escape route under the fence when this creature decides to crawl up my arm. Fortunately I can work pretty well under pressure and was able to brush him off before he decided to sting me. Adrenaline rush!! 


I recently go hooked on Pinterest and I saw a pin where you take a vintage-looking bird cage and turn it into a beautiful planter for vines and orchids. I finally found the perfect bird cage and put it on my patio to head to Home Depot to pick out some cat-safe plants to start with and this is what I come home to. 

I recently go hooked on Pinterest and I saw a pin where you take a vintage-looking bird cage and turn it into a beautiful planter for vines and orchids. I finally found the perfect bird cage and put it on my patio to head to Home Depot to pick out some cat-safe plants to start with and this is what I come home to. 


Mama cat update:

    So about two days after giving birth Mama cat kept rejecting two of her kittens. They were smaller and less strong than the others. We attempted to put them back with her but she would continue to push them out. I finally decided that she knows something that we don’t know (like all mother animals seem to do) and it was clear that she didn’t want to use her resources on these two small and weaker-by-the-minute kittens so I took them out so I could try to foster them. I happen to have a really high success rate for fostering orphaned kittens (which I am rather proud of) but I also know that when the mom rejects a select few of her babies they usually won’t make it. I feel like they know long before we do that there’s something wrong with them. Sure enough they didn’t make it despite my and the other vet techs’ efforts. :(

    Enough about the sad part though. The two healthy kittens are growing by the day. One of my coworker’s daughters decided to help me make Mama cat a little house to keep her babies in (hence the hearts drawn over the doorway.) Sometimes she sits on top of the house which I assume is her way of taking a little break from these rather sharp babies of hers. They are almost starting to sprout teeth so soon I’ll be offering them some soft kitten food so Mama can teach them how to eat. 

    Even though there could be a thousand things happening at the clinic, the other ladies I work with (and sometimes the guys too) can help but take a few minutes out of our day to come cuddle the babies and show Mama some love.