Saturday, February 11, 2012

Some Stuff About Me...

A big thank you to Haopee of the very fun blog "My Dogs Love Me" for this very kind award!


Isn't it pretty?  I am supposed to share some stuff about myself that you may not know...

1.  In third grade, I decided I would be a veterinarian or an artist, but was not sure which.  Being a typical concrete thinking nine-year-old, I did not realize life ebbs and flows, and one does not need to choose a specific career path and stay only on that path forever and ever.


2.  I did become a veterinarian, and never progressed in my art abilities beyond a third grade level.  But I still love to draw as much as I did then!

3.  I have always loved rodents as pets, and still do.  

4.  I have never met a pet of any species that I did not absolutely love.
(I put this on a Zazzle sweatshirt and wear it whenever I am not at work!)

5.  I love when kids bring their small pets to see me.  I think their parents are rock stars, and maybe do not even realize what a great impression this makes on their children about the value of caring for living things.  

6.  My parents modeled that attitude (and still do!)  My Mom and Dad are my inspiration and the reason I am a vet and that I love my career so much.

7.  I started this comic when I got into a very GOOD career situation and looked back and realized I had so much to process.  It is sort of like what I imagine drawing therapy is for children.  I can not always quite articulate what was so damaging about past situations, but I can draw it.


8.  I had an awesome job for several years "in the mountains" too, after working for "Dr. Ethics."  It is not as hilarious to me as the bad situations, so in the comic, I skipped right over it, but I will include it in comics about my good job I have now.

9.  The comic is pretty true to life, but I give the characters names that make me giggle, because most real life names are not as funny.  Also, I have not asked the Real Life people if I can use their real names.

"I think you would look nice in a hat, Asshat."


10.  Even the not-so-ideal jobs I have had have been mostly good experiences, because of the clients and pets and coworkers.  I would not trade any of my experiences for the world.  They have introduced me to life lessons, people and pets that I would not otherwise have known.  Some of those pets have joined my own family, and I can not imagine living without them.



This has been a VERY fun comic to draw because...drawing is fun!  And also because of the encouragement of all of you.  Thank you all so much for helping me make lemonades out of lemons.  

    32 comments:

    1. Fab. I love your drawing of the rodent. I remember having to take Dave the hamster to the vet when I was little! I would love to have a hamster again, despite being OOOOOLD now, but they're not allowed in Australia!

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    2. Hey thanks! I did not know that about hamsters and Australia! They are VERY careful about pets that may escape there, huh? I would love to visit Australia some day. It just sounds wonderful! Also, Dave is an awesome name for a hamster!

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    3. I love your attitude, and I love your posts!!!!

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    4. I love your art therapy. I love the way you process icky situations. And I love you :)
      Also, I did not know about hamsters in Australia. I think it would be therapeutic for us to go there.

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      1. I love you too!! So first Hawaii for the pretty blue drinks and then Australia?

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    5. Always look forward to your great cartoons. Today was an added bonus as we got to know you a little better too.

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    6. Conga rats to you on that great award. It was really fun to learn a little more about you. Now all we need is some pictures of your animals. Don't get me wrong, we love your drawings. They are terrific. Hope all of you have a great week end.

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      1. Aw thanks Marg! My pets are super cute! Whenever my cover is blown, maybe I will post links ;)

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    7. a big congratulations how cool is that! love all your drawings can you really buy products with your drawings? the forever proud mom and dad

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      1. Thanks Secret Mom and Secret Dad! Yes! The Zazzle Store is at the bottom of the site! But just tell me what you need and I will have it made for you! Love you so much!!

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    8. I wish you were my vet cos you sound like you like animals and know what you're doing. My vet hates animals or at least seems to. Parents that teach their kids how to care for animals raise kids who grow up loving animals like my Aunt who volunteers at a rescue and fosters 20 cats at a time.

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      1. Aw, that is sad, Cathy! Did ya see what Hank said? Do not go to a vet who does not like pets! I am sad for him or her for however they got there (They must have liked pets at some point, right?) but you and your pets are not the ones who should pay for that! Also, your Aunt is a rock star too!

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    9. Congratulations! What a great attitude you have!

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    10. Hi Y'all,

      Congratulations on your award! Please tell Cathy that if her vet hates animals it's time for a new vet no matter how far she has to drive!

      Y'all come back now
      Hawk aka BrownDog

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    11. Congratulations on your award. Doctor Asshat makes me
      Lol

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    12. Hi, thanks for visiting our blogs. We love your blog and now are a new follower

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    13. Thanks Debbie! Iove your blogs too! And pets...and beads...and...yay gardens! It is almost spring!

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    14. This was fun learning more about you - and you made it extra special with the comics.

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    15. I love your drawings and your posts always make me smile - congrats on the award!!

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    16. I love the drawing you put on the sweatshirt! And so much fun to read more about you! :)

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      1. Thanks Pup Fan! It was fun to write like a grown up for a change! :D

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    17. You're so talented! You're clients are very lucky to have you! We've been enjoying catching up on your post and wanted to comment. Congratulations on your award! Berner hugs from the Berner Girls

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