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Under the Wire

Is there a doctor in the house?

My vet mentioned recently that I had never written about him. That does put him in a rather exclusive group. Over the years when I have needed a break from reporting on my own embarrassing moments, I mixed in a few from folks around me. Some were not too happy about it, either.

When he said that to me, there seemed to be no regret in his voice. In fact, I got the impression his observation was part of the answer to my question whether he could stop by to look at a four-legged patient needing his attention.

“You haven’t written about me. Yes, I can come by,” seemed to be inverse of “You wrote a...


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