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. 


Remember the xray of the kittens a few days ago? They were finally born!! Mama ended up having 4 kittens and they all seem to be doing well. All four are almost exact clones of her. I can’t wait until they open their eyes. More picture to follow!

Remember the xray of the kittens a few days ago? They were finally born!! Mama ended up having 4 kittens and they all seem to be doing well. All four are almost exact clones of her. I can’t wait until they open their eyes. More picture to follow!


This is the result of an ear hematoma that was left untreated for way too long. She was brought in when the ear was EXTREMELY swollen and we drained it and sent her home on antibiotics to get rid of the infection so that it could be repaired surgically. Unfortunately the instructions that she was sent home were not followed and now this is what has become of her ear. I took this photo while she was on the operating table. The veterinarian was able to clean up all the nasty dead tissue and make it look sort of normal again. I hope when I get to see her for her recheck it will look, feel, (and smell) a whole lot better than it did at the time of this photo. 

This is the result of an ear hematoma that was left untreated for way too long. She was brought in when the ear was EXTREMELY swollen and we drained it and sent her home on antibiotics to get rid of the infection so that it could be repaired surgically. Unfortunately the instructions that she was sent home were not followed and now this is what has become of her ear. I took this photo while she was on the operating table. The veterinarian was able to clean up all the nasty dead tissue and make it look sort of normal again. I hope when I get to see her for her recheck it will look, feel, (and smell) a whole lot better than it did at the time of this photo. 


It’s not often that I get to see pure breed cats so I get all excited when I get to meet a breed I’ve never seen in person. This Cornish Rex was here to be spayed and she was awesome.

It’s not often that I get to see pure breed cats so I get all excited when I get to meet a breed I’ve never seen in person. This Cornish Rex was here to be spayed and she was awesome.


Here’s an x-ray of a pregnant mama cat. She was left in a box at the front door of the clinic and she’s so fat I just had to snap an xray to count the babies. This is one of my favorite xrays to take. I counted four or five babies. They should be born any day now!

Here’s an x-ray of a pregnant mama cat. She was left in a box at the front door of the clinic and she’s so fat I just had to snap an xray to count the babies. This is one of my favorite xrays to take. I counted four or five babies. They should be born any day now!


 I decided to make a banana nut bread to bring to the clinic for everyone tomorrow but I realized half way through that I ran out of nuts. Looks like I’m making a banana neuter bread instead…