December 14, 2009

Vet Bleg

Any of my horsie-owning neighbors know a vet that would make a house call on a dog?

I cannot get a refill for Skylark's pain meds without blood tests and I cannot navigate the ice in our parking lot to keep the appointment (oddly enough I was out this weekend but it thawed and refroze funny).

Posted by John Kranz at December 14, 2009 2:17 PM

Our large animal vet is Dr. Linford Judy. http://caduceusfarm.com/contactcveh.html He's closer to you than to us and I think it likely he'd treat your small animal. Tell him I gave you his number and ask him to estimate his bill for what you need. After he says "one bazillion dollars" just chuckle like I do and wait for the real answer.

If it's too much then let me know and I'll move your car (with a "probably no scratches or dents" guarantee!) He's as reasonable as they come though.

Posted by: johngalt at December 14, 2009 3:00 PM

Many thanks. The Refugee emailed a suggestion, who suggested "Superior Mobile Vet." Sounds promising and I have a call in. I'll hold yours in abeyance.

The car, curiously, is fine -- the walk to it requires crossing a parking lot glacier. An ice ax, some cramp ons, and a trusty sherpa I'd be fine...

Posted by: jk at December 14, 2009 3:24 PM

You should sue!

P.S. I'd intended to call yesterday about my weatherization internship but spent all morning and part of the afternoon thawing out a furcacta horse fountain. [Don't quote me on the spelling of "furcacta" and apologies to the sensitivies of anyone who knows what it means.] We'll be in touch soon though.

Posted by: johngalt at December 14, 2009 5:10 PM

Heh. Reading Lileks's tweets, I realize I should not be complaining about my little ice patch when we have about 60F on our Minnesota friends.

Posted by: jk at December 14, 2009 6:26 PM

Well, my curiosity's piqued:

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Posted by: jk at December 14, 2009 6:34 PM

It was a bit of original phraseology on my part. Horse fountain is fairly straightforward. My "furcacta" should have been spelled farkakt,and is Yiddish. But basically it means this.

Posted by: johngalt at December 15, 2009 1:17 AM

Heh! Great image, JG. Here at Finesse Farm, we use Nelson waterers. I've had a heater unit burn out twice, which you only discover when the weather hits about 5 degrees (and then warms up). The spectacle brings new meaning to the term "horse fountain" along with the colorful language that you mention.

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