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Work And Art Stuffs - Jessie T. Wolf
September 20th, 2004
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Work And Art Stuffs
So, we had a very productive day at work today. :) All but one boarder went home today, and so I had a little extra time to do other little chores around the clinic that I wasn’t able to do all of last week because it was so busy. I’m glad things are a little more quiet this week. Especially now that Dr. Stuart is back from her England vacation, I have to make sure to keep more on top of things, because she’s more of a neat-freak than I am. She’ll notice the tiniest stains or marks on a wall or counter that no one else can see with the naked eye. :-P

I also overheard Dr. Szabo talking to Dr. Stuart about my work, and got a little spooked for a brief moment. So later I asked her if everything was okay, and she said that everything was absolutely great, and that I’m still doing a super job around the clinic. She said that she was just telling Dr. Stuart that even around the Labor Day week, when it was horrendously busy, I was really great about helping out, and staying late or coming in early when it was needed. Right now Dr. Stuart is trying to decide weather they only want to hire one other person to replace Kim, or two, just in case anyone gets sick. She told me that Emma said she was willing to work as an on-call in case they needed her, and they were just wondering if I would consider it as well.

I told her that my hours are flexible, and I’ve come in for them before when they’ve needed me, so I didn’t really mind being a spotter if it came down to it. So basically Dr. Szabo said that Dr. Stuart will probably be asking me sometime soon if I want to increase my hours. More hours isn’t a bad thing… I just REALLY hope I get a decent raise once I get my review, which is scheduled at the end of this month… especially now that I’m working 7 days a week.

But Dr. Szabo told me that I’m getting a lot better with handling the animals for taking blood and stuff, and helping her with pilling or restraining some of the more aggressive cats. Today I was a little bolder with them than I normally am, since I will admit when it comes to cats they scare me to death when they get mean. X.x I can honestly say I’d rather go up against a caution dog, than a caution cat any day, because I’ve SEEN the kind of damage a small 4lbs cat can do. *shivers* But today I went all out, with the big thick blue gloves, and large towels and all. Even pilled a mean one today… and got bitten… and scratched. But it didn’t bother me so much.

The doctor also asked me to help her out with a euthanasia today, cos she needed help with holding the vein. I tell ya… working at a vet clinic you have to get over your squirminess right away. X.x I don’t really have a huge problem with the euthanasias anymore. At my last clinic job I had to bath dogs for the groomers, and the bathtub was RIGHT next to the surgery room, so I saw a lot of pretty bad stuff, but you learn to not let it bother you after a while. Likewise, I’ve seen people do trial days at clinics and kennels thinking that all they have to do is play with the animals all day, and then they complain and usually quit when they find out that they have to clean up poop.

No, you cannot be squirmy at a vet clinic at all, because you will get peed on, and pooped on, and bled on… and you’ll get bitten and scratched, and you’ll see bad injuries sometime, but you have to keep a good head about what goes on around you. One thing about me at least is that I’ve never been afraid to get my paws dirty. I don’t mind cleaning jobs, in fact at the end of the day I feel all satisfied when I leave and everything is all sparkly and lemony fresh. ;)

Also, a bit of luck today as well! Just this morning I was working on a rough for a new piece I’m trying to get together so that I can sell at MFF coming up, and I was thinking how badly I needed a light table, because tracing my roughs onto cardstock is a pain in the tail. :/ I mentioned this kind of in passing to Dr. Szabo while I was at work today, and she thought for a moment, and then told me that they had some extra X-ray viewers in the basement, and that I could probably ask Dr. Stuart if I could buy one off of her. So I thought… damn, that’s a good idea! I never thought about the X-ray viewers before.

And so I asked my boss, and she said that she was indeed looking to sell their older ones, since they just recently bought all new ones. I was going to check out some art stores to see if I could get prices for 14X16” light tables, but Dr. Stuart said that I could borrow it for the time being, and that if I decided I wanted it, she’d sell it for me at a lower cost than what they bought it for, because it’s older and used. So, yay! I have a light table now. :) This will make doing my artwork SO much easier! And also get me more motivated, because I’ve been feeling kinda blah about artwork lately.

Kinda funny how that’s been working out for me for the past couple of days. :) Anytime I think I need something, I luck out and get it. Two days ago I was all like, “I really wish that 2_gryphon would come online, because I really need to talk to him.” Five minutes later, he’s online. :-P This morning, “Gee, I really should get a light table,” and I end up coming home with one. Tonight, “Man, I really need to get some more dog food,” and just ten minutes ago a friend of ours dropped off four huge bags of free dog food donations!! *GRINS* Now, if only that worked all the time… *thinks*

Hrmmm… I sure could use a thousand dollars right about now…

*waits…*

Damn… didn’t work. Oh well. :-P Back to artage! *scribblescribble*

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From:wlfdog
Date:September 20th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
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That's right! *wishes for a Green Card* XD
From:bemanidog
Date:September 20th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Hell, why not ask for a green card while you're at it? Need to get you down here to your gryphy, and fast. ;)
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From:mewmew
Date:September 20th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Heh. I wish I could do that. I could use some money, or that green card. I wanna move out of this stupid country.
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 20th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Heh... it's just kinda funny that I'm trying to move INTO the U.S. X.x
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From:l337_0n1
Date:September 20th, 2004 07:43 pm (UTC)

When The Student Is Ready, The Master Will Appear

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This is an old oriental saying, I beleive it comes form China, but I could be mistaken. It mainly applies to the various types of lessons one learns in life, be they school, or life expereinces. However, it can also be applied more broadly.

Things tend to work out for the best, one way or another. Cal it fate, or prividence, but generally speaking, things do work out. Sometimes, as in the cases you talked about tonight, we get just what we were hoping for. Other times, as the Stones once said, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need."

Things don't always work out the way we want them to, but they do work out. I am very glad things are working out the way you want them to.

*smiles, and hugs* Also, once agian, thank you for coming to my grading. It really meant a lot to me, and it did help me to do my best.
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 20th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)

Re: When The Student Is Ready, The Master Will Appear

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Anytime! ^^ *hugs* I enjoy spending time with ya. :)
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From:sniper3
Date:September 20th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC)
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Yay for lightboardage!
But cardstock is pretty thick, isn't it? Will that lightboard show through the paper and the stock too?
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 20th, 2004 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Yep, it did! ^^ I was wondering about that too, actually. :-P
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From:calikat
Date:September 20th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
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That secret power of yours works in reverse too, I hear. LOL
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From:garrwolfdog
Date:September 21st, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
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*looks at his improvised lightbox, made out of his computer base unit and a couple old ammo boxes* Damn some people get all the luck!! :P

Always quite worries me when things keep going my way without a great deal of prior arrangement,.... not that I'd be complaining!,.
now if you can use your amazing powers of luck to get Garr a better mic that would be impressive >_> <_< What!?,. can't blame a Wuff for trying :P
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 21st, 2004 01:33 am (UTC)
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Dude!!! Whenever you DO get a better mic, we should chat over Skype. :-D 2 got me to download this program where you can talk over mic, and it's really cool. ^^ I wanna talk to Garr!! *grins and hugs tight!*
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From:blackwingdragon
Date:September 21st, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
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You've got Skype?! OMG OMG OMG X_X PLEASE TELL ME YOUR ADDY, IF YOU WON'T CLIMB ON AIM !:-P. YOu'd get to fall over and die laughing on my voice >_>...*hides*
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From:wlfdog
Date:September 21st, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
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Addy? O.o You mean user name? For Skype it's just "jessietwolf". I'm still kinda learning about it myself.
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From:firesplace
Date:September 21st, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Wow, teach me how you do that!!! ;)
(needs a lightbox too, and a paper cutter, and orange watercolor pencils, and most of all, more TIME!)

Congrats on doing so well at your job! It does take a firm constitution to put up with stuff like that, and it's so very nice to hear about the pride you take in your work. Honestly, it's that sort of attitude that makes a vet's place really great! Personally, I feel a lot better about taking pets to a place staffed with people like you...'Specially 'cause I know I could never do your job with such composure! =)
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