Did we make it sound like Mummy was taking an exam? Guess we did since she is getting so many good-luck wishes!!
Nopes Pawple, it isn’t Mummy who is taking the exam, it is her students!
Thank Dogness she is done with all her exams a long long time ago. Med-school exams are horrible! Believe me, I know all about it. I was just 10 weeks old when I saw Mummy take her last one. Buddy is lucky he hasn’t gone through those days!
Exam time now means Mummy has to prepare the students, the wards and the patients. Take extra classes for the examinees, admit interesting patients and convince them to allow examination by the students. Exams start really early and they continue way into the evening depending on, Mummy says, how much ‘the grim, grey-haired senior doctor likes to torture the students’!!
We know, because we have to wait longer for mummy and Daddy to come home.
We understand and we wait patiently. Well, you cannot tell a grim, grey-haired senior examiner taking a grave viva that he is making everybody late! But on occasions, when it gets extremely late and there are no signs of the exams ever ending, she just comes home. There are explanations to be made, but somehow most people seems to accept that we can’t be left alone for so long. Thank Dog for that.
The toughest part is convincing the patients. I mean, would you like to be examined and questioned about your illness day after day, over and over again?
But many of them do agree and sit through for the exams. Then of course, they get some special advantages like their lab investigations are done free of cost and they are operated on a priority basis.
Some funny things happen too. Like, some patients have been examined and grilled so many times they know exactly what is wrong with them.
The other day one of them told a student,’ You got that wrong. My nasal bone is bend to the right, not left and you forgot to examine my neck nodes! You must also ask me if I am immunised’.
Well, now you know what has been keeping Mummy busy. But YAYYY! … we are back!
Just in time too.
‘National Dog Week’ you say? And a ‘Show your Tongue’ Contest?
Glad that our Lovely Little Twinkie is taking International Entries. I am such a natural at it.
I mean, what better way to tell the world you are happy than to hang it all out? I do it ALL the time. See…
Now, Ginger is rather shy about sticking out hers. She thinks it is very un lady-like. At most times, she is a quaint, elegant princess.
Here she is at 2 months of age.
And here she is today.
So you get the picture here…
Well, Buddy I protest!
Oh alright! You qualify for this contest I guess, Ginger.
Now let’s try it with Daddy. Twinkie did say everyone can pawticipate, except lizards and reptiles of course
Look Daddy, it is easy. You just have to stick it out like THIS…
He didn’t get it, did he now?
No, Buddy. He definitely did not. But here, I am doing it again!
Oh! Can’t wait to see everyone else’s entries!!