An appointment with the dentist beckons. The kid (I say kid because he looked so young) appeared as though he might still be in high school. When I got home from the initial check-up, I Googled his
profile and found that he had just graduated from dental school last month!! Oh well, everyone’s got to start somewhere. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.
There are quite a number among you, I suspect, who have in their collection of photos, one or two pictures of the family pet. Whether it be a prize-winning pooch or a lovable mutt, fantastic feline or plain ginger tom, they all make excellent subjects for those candid shots that always seem to evoke such sympathetic cries from the audience when seen in competition.
Many years ago, when my child’s teacher asked the angelic tots in her classroom whose mother would be willing to baby-sit the class pets over the summer vacation I was immediately volunteered, and before I knew what was happening or could lodge any kind of protest, a garter snake and salamander were installed in our living-room. They weren’t the first pets to find their way into our home and the family albums, but they were certainly the most unusual.
Up until then we had merely…
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