The ghost explained: "Each of those buildings represents a failure in our profession. For example, that small one was the
office of a colleague who specialized in elastology. His entire practice consisted of gluing little rubber tips onto cat toenails.
It was a specialty that thrived when a majority of communities outlawed declawing. Those laws were repealed in 2015, though.
And do you see that building across the street? In the year 2010, that building was the home of Dot.com Pet Care. They tried
to provide veterinary services online. Unfortunately for them, personal care and a solid doctor-client-patient relationship
never went out of style.
Arnie was elated. Perhaps he was not a dinosaur after all. There was still a place for those of us with old-fashioned caring
attitudes and a deep respect for our profession.
The next morning, he called his old friend and colleague who practices down the street in the real town of Allentown, Pa.
"Mike," he said. "I have good news. I have seen the future, and it is us."
Dr. Obenski owns the Allentown Clinic for Cats in Allentown, Pa.