Caucus Critters: Moondae Moppets: Why Aminals Are Not Doctors

This evening, let's play "Why Aminals are not Doctors".

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We'z a diverse group!

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There's a great post online called "Why Cats are Not Doctors," https://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/why-cats-are-not-doctors/

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I'd love to show them all, but in order not to violate fair use, I leave you the link instead. Go ahead and click, you'll love it! I also thought I'd try coming up with my own, and surely it's not just cats. Come play along and leave your own examples in the Comments!

Why woozles are not doctors:

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This is no way to greet a patient.

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This isn't any way to greet a patient either!

Woozles just want to please:

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Doctor refuses to give patient bad news.

So maybe not woozles. What about horses?

Why horses are not doctors:

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High-strung doctor needs constant companions.

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Doctor suddenly bucks and rears for no discernible reason.

Umm... no. What about....

Why tortoises are not doctors:

Doctor makes it to the ER hours after the patient's heart attack.

How about....

Why elephants are not doctors:

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After every doctor visit, the overhead lights need to be replaced.

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Doctors gang up on noisy visitor.

Yep, when I think about it, I can't figure out any aminal who would make a good doctor.

How about you? Do you have some good ideas why "aminals" are not doctors? Add them below!

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elenacarlena's picture

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is good concern-trolling, not sure about Doctor aspects there. If I am well and lucky, she starts Puppy II obedience at a new place, new dogs, and new (but me) humans. I must close eyes and hold breath for efficient licking, she says!

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Might be trouble if you were in respiratory distress, for example.

You should get a pic of her "concern trolling" like a pic of the pootie at the top of the diary! It'd be a hoot.

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We had a calico that would cuddle with us when we were ill.

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assistant and meowsseuse too. But if she had to meet new patients every day, she'd probably be like the pootie that won't leave the carrier!

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...cats and dogs to the tags?

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I added pooties and woozles, figured my work was done! Heh.

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http://imgur.com/gallery/ChZ2U

Not to be confused with Asatru, which is a Thing.

http://www.asatru.org/

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Some of their expressions are priceless, like, "What on Earth are you doing down there?"

I hadn't heard of asatru, but as long as they worship cats, they're OK in my book! Wink

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She keeps my parents on their toes.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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Hi back, Millie! I bet she does keep your parents on their toes. She looks like she has cattitude!

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Gëzuar!!
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I have no monocot grass, and no mower. Lawns are being invaded by tree volunteers and weeds. Pup leaps through the vegetation. Very cute, other than the burr accumulation, but she is not obsessive about burr removal. Do your parents have a lawnba to keep lawn 1cm high?

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shot.

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bluer than mine! So probably not.

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A bog standard NW London lawn

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Hope he doesn't do that every time his owner tries to go to sleep though! LOL!

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She's a nurse! She loves caring for baby goats and chicks. She's good with cats, and she'll lick all the ick out of any minor wound you might incur!

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She looks kind, just like a nurse.

I thought, "I'm not sure if licking wounds would really be good or bad," so looked it up and I was right! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wound_licking#In_animals

There are wound healing properties in saliva, but the chances for some types of infection increase.

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So only the strong get their wounds licked by her (don't let the elderly parents offer her their wounds, for example). I'm talking minor scratches and such. We are small-time farmers and so we get a lot of those. In the nursing tradition, my old, long departed dog healed a massive head wound on a feral cat that way. The cat wouldn't let us touch it, but would let the dog and so the dog did the wound cleaning.

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I'm no expert. But I would probably do the same. If I ended up needing a doctor, I would think, "Well, it wasn't likely to heal on its own anyway."

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are the only critters who wash their hands between patients, something even hooman docs don't do, so they would make the best doctors. Most medically-acquired infections are transmitted when medical personnel forget to wash their hands.

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watching. Here's a candidate for Dr. Raccoon:

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"My hands are spotless!"

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