Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Updating the Capers

My days of interesting learning continue at Badger! Today was an....odiferous day, to say the least. I met a Golden Retreiver named Cooper who had unwisely decided it would be fun to chase a skunk. Yes, you can guess the outcome of that. Let's just say that everyone involved hopes that he learned his lesson! Next on the smell parade was a very nice pitt bull with a not-so-nice problem: anal gland infection. For those of you unfamiliar with the joys of this unfortunate bit of anatomy in our canine friends, this website has an interactive explanation! Anyway, the pitt bull left with some pain meds, antibiotics and a draining bottom thanks to the large inpacted anal gland that had to be lanced and flushed. The smell of anal gland excretions, particularly those that are from infected sacs, is easily the worst smell in the world. Yes, worse than skunk spray.

In other, less smelly news, I went down to Chicago this weekend to visit my brother. We bummed around, doing Chicago-y things. In a limited time frame, we had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, went up the Hancock Tower and visited the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. Unfortunately, the computer I'm working off of is being tempermental and refuses to post the pictures (which are pretty good!). I'll try to post two of the movies I took, and hopefully be able to put the pictures up later.

The first movie was taken at the Field Museum. They have this very cool working model T. rex skeleton that walks! Very impressive!

And secondly is a short clip of two Pacific White-sided Dolphins performing during the dolphin show at the Shedd Aquarium.

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