I just received an e-mail from Elaine Viets, telling me that she will be using part of my "bad vet" stories in tomorrow's (Thursday, February 17th) The Lipstick Chronicles blog. Some time ago Elaine had asked for such stories and a zillion and a half Chronicles readers responded, including me. I suspect she'll be writing about our cat Ninja, who came from a very bad place before she was rescued. Ninja is taking all of this in stride, alternating her purring with selective biting of fingers and toes. (Of course, Elaine could be writing about the vet who always left something behind whenever he spayed an animal, whether it be a cat, dog, horse, or whatever. We'll have to see.)
The Lipstick Chronicles is one of my daily must go-to blogs. Elaine and her fellow Lipstick Tarts (Nancy Martin, Margaret Maron, Joshilyn Jackson, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Brunonia Berry, Diane Chamberlain, Heather Graham, Nancy Pickard, Cornelia Read, Barbara O'Neal, Harley Jane Kozak, Kathy Reschini Sweeney, Sarah Stromeyer, and Her Margie, as well as various guests) dish out some of the best wisdom, wit, and advice in the blogoverse. If you aren't following their blog by now, you certainly should be.
UPDATE: Elaine went with the clumsy vet story. Ninja did not mind. She took it with her usual grace and alomb. Then she bit me.