Samantha and Puppydoc–being well aware of how terribly inconsistent they are at blogging–would simply like to make a quick appearance to tell you all that we miss youand that–yes…we are still indeed alive.
One may have noticed something peculiar about Puppydoc’s posts this past week…in that they contained videos of her.
It is true: Puppydoc has decided to start showing her puppy face to those in her world who would want to see it.
As for Samantha, she has yet to hop on board (she feels she needs to lose some fluff before she is presentable for the camera), but I’m trying to convince her that she is beautiful no matter the degree of rotundity.
So if the idea of watching Puppydoc entices you, come on overfor a visit!
With that said, I hope you enjoyed the photo of the meditating lemur.
Meet little Luis– otherwise known as Puppydoc’s partner in crime. He was a regular visitor to the hospital, as his father had tuberculosis and was undergoing a long course of treatment.
Since the hospital was a scary place for Luis, we always tried to make the visit pleasant for him. In short, what began as innocent playing quickly escalated to mischievousness as little Luis and Puppydoc discovered the treasure that was the hospital candy stash.
As you can imagine, the supply rapidly diminished into their tummies.
(But don’t worry; Puppydoc later replenished the stolen candy with a fresh stock of Dum Dums.)
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 bored.
I’ll start by thanking my nominator who in this case is 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.
Now on to question six; we’re half way through: “If you were a color, what would you be?” I guess I would be brown, ‘cause it’s kind of bland Which I’m afraid in several ways may describe me.
As for where I would like to visit- the Galapagos…definitely. And I would bring my first pet, Pepper to play with the tortoises- a scene quite heavenly!
Now I will tell you my favorite flower, which I’ll say is the water lily, simply because I also like frogs- oops, that reasoning is rather silly!
And as for whom I admire- besides my mom, would be the saxophonist, the “Bird,” which brings me to the last question- my favorite song- “Blues for Alice”- one of the best pieces I’ve ever heard.
So thank you so much for bearing with me as I recite my silly rhyme- one so marvelously atrocious it should certainly be made a crime!
11 Fast Fun Facts about PuppyDoc:
– She plays the alto saxophone and had aspired to be ‘the female Charlie Parker’ but ended up in medicine instead. – She has traveled to many places around the world by herself, mainly to work and volunteer. – In one of the countries, she befriended a stray ring-tailed lemur with whom she shared her cactus fruit everyday. – In another country, she got a couple of mosquito-borne illnesses back-to-back. – She grew up watching “I Love Lucy” and knows all the episodes by heart. – She grew up watching “Sound of Music” and knows the script by heart. – She’s an only child.. – Her first and only canine was Pepper, a Dalmatian (pictured below), whom she had for 14 ½ good years. – She thinks possums are cute. – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had significant influence on her in that she now quite enjoys anchovy pizza. – She gives most patients hugs.
As mentioned above, a really big thank you to Jem Croucher at ‘Jemverse- Life in Words’ blog for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It’s an honor and one I’m quite pleased to accept.
Now I’d like to nominate three blogs for the Liebster Award: