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Articles by Michael A. Obenski, DVM

Duck, duck — not another goose

Jun 1, 2008

My receptionist was choking, but there was no need for the Heimlich maneuver.

A jelly donut — the ultimate life preserver

May 1, 2008

I was just about to begin a serious consultation with a jelly donut when my receptionist brought the news that Mrs. Frazzle was on the telephone. She sounded very upset. (So, what else is new?)

Cell phones: Living with life's little hang-ups

Apr 1, 2008

I was about halfway through my brilliant explanation of spinal disc disease when, suddenly, the exam room filled with the thrilling sounds of the William Tell Overture.

Proof that there's variation within the species

Mar 1, 2008

Mrs. Dizzy is one of my best clients. However, when you first meet her it doesn't take long to figure out that she doesn't have both oars in the water. Each and every office visit with her is a bit time-consuming because explanations must be simplified and then repeated several times. We don't mind. She's cooperative, loves her pets and, most important of all, pays her bills. (Everyone can't be a rocket scientist, you know.)

Money is no object, until you ask for it

Feb 1, 2008

Sometimes this gift of prophecy seems like a curse.

Honey Sweets might 'not hurt a fly,' just me

Jan 1, 2008

Meanwhile, Honey Sweets growled, barked and snapped repeatedly at imaginary veterinarians.

An outbreak of client sanity could be disastrous

Dec 1, 2007

It was Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. Because of a raging snowstorm, appointments were being cancelled left and right. With the slow schedule, I was entertaining thoughts of enjoying a second jelly doughnut. Unfortunately, a telephone call interrupted me.

More curious, spurious ways to transport a cat

Oct 1, 2007

Strange noises were coming from my examination room.

The art of extracting cat from carrier

Forget tilting, tipping and shaking: Outboard-motor method usually works best
Sep 1, 2007

It took three of us to help Mr. Hamerswing bring his cats in from the car. That's because Porky and Jumbo were riding in their brand-new, homemade cat carrier.

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