Friday, August 25, 2006

A cooper's hawk that someone had shot with a pellet gun. It had a shattered shoulder and would never be able to fly again.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

  • a 20 year old cockatiel
  • a rat with mites and tumors. there was a woman there with me who is a client but she is a special type of client who gets to hang out in back with us and tells us stories about her crazy life and i find her quite nice to be around. she watched me euthanize the rat and afterwards caught her breath and said "i've... never witnessed anything like that before." i told her about this journal and she understood.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    a guinea pig with huge tumors in his mouth

    Saturday, August 12, 2006

    an 8 month old cockatiel with an enlarged heart

    Thursday, August 10, 2006

  • a naked rat with a huge tumor on his head.
  • a yellow nape amazon parrot that someone had had for 33 years. we never really found out what was wrong with him (owner declined necropsy) but he couldn't keep any food down.
  • Friday, August 04, 2006

    a hamster with a giant necrotic tumor on its belly.