Once upon a time there existed a doc
who had a pet cat and listened to Bach.
This doc was described as, ‘fun, loyal, and lovey,’
therefore she eventually was dubbed the name ‘Puppy.’
In general, this Puppy lived quite a blessed life,
but a life of high pressure and occasional strife.
She loved her profession and for this she was glad,
but certain times events would make her feel sad.
She cared for her patients and strived to make them well,
When they declined, she’d be down with no one to tell.
In a way, this describes how “Musings” was born–
Because poetry was, in a manner, her way to mourn.
But then little by little came her blogging buddies–
so dear and supportive– for this she felt lucky.
So all you should know that she treasures EACH one of you,
for when reading your blogs…why–she can never be blue!
In short…this is how a doc who thinks she’s a dog
winds up creating…a poetry blog.
5 Things One Should Know About PuppyDoc
♦ The nickname ‘Puppy’ was granted by her peers in medical school who stated that Phoebe was “loyal, affectionate, and playful…just like a real live puppy…”
♦ Despite having been chased by a machete-wielding villager while in Madagascar (the villager had a nightmare and dreamt that PuppyDoc was a witch…bless his heart) and getting malaria and Dengue fever during her year in Ghana, PuppyDoc continues to aspire to eventually volunteer abroad with Doctors Without Borders.
♦ PuppyDoc has a very large, squishy, soft spot in her heart reserved for the elderly.
♦ PuppyDoc has a very fluffy, affectionate cat named Samantha, whom she loves very much.
♦ Above all, Phoebe loves medicine and hopes that she never loses the joy of caring for others…
Hi everyone! It’s me again…Samantha…yes…the cat!
But why am I flipped upside down all goofily, you might ask? Well, a couple of reasons:
1. I found out today that some wonderful people have nominated this blog for some lovely things, and that makes me happy!
2. I found out that my human trusts me enough to give me, such an ordinary kitty, the honor of writing the acceptance post for them, and that makes me even happier!
3. I caught a 6-legged critter yesterday…and I played with it for a while (but please don’t tell my human I already broke my New Year’s promise…).
So without further delay, let me thank these nice humans first:
A picture story showing how a little girl grew up to be PuppyDoc.
So I found out today
about the Liebster award,
so I thought I’d create a rhyme for you
with the hope that you won’t get too bored.
I’ll start by graciously thanking my nominator
who in this case would be good ol’ ‘Jemverse,’
and then answer his eleven questions,
so I don’t get pushed into a hearse.
First question would be who inspires me,
and that in many cases are my patients,
as they never fail to touch my heart
through our encounter, our conversations.
Now while my favorite author is Dostoevsky,
my favorite book is not by him,
but Pathologies of Power, on health in developing countries-
a situation that’s dire and rather grim.
While a lot of my blog is about medicine
my first post was simpler than that-
which also brings me to my most treasured possession–
who is none other than my big, fluffy cat.
7 Ways Samantha and PuppyDoc are like twins…as explained by Samantha the Cat!