Hilarious, Sad but true Videos

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Jes, you'll especially get a kick out of the vet ones!

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Sorry, trying not to make them full screen mode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ7vIufVkCk&feature=related

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Oh Wendy... I think this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen!! wait til Jess sees it!!

Betcha it happens more than it should though..

Gotta go watch it again!!.

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OMG There's more.. Cancelling the rest of my day due to YouTube

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Ha!  There's lots more, I watched them alot the other day.  There is one that's very sad (with appropriate crass language) about an owner turning his dog into the pound because he's moving.  You wouldn't believe what some people are like at the vet's office, unbelievable!

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Happydance
I was having a bluezzzy start to this day. Thanks for the giggles! I feel in charge again! Are you in the vet business? Or related?

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Yes to both.  My dad was a vet, and I have been vet tech, front desk manager for years.  I have been out of the business for over 10 years now which is why I'm a little reluctant to comment on alot of things.  The science of Medicine moves so fast now, I don't even pretend to be up to snuff on things now.  But even so, somethings are just common sense!

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That must have been a very rewarding childhood! Tell us more:)

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That must have been a very rewarding childhood! Tell us more:)

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What, about the time(s) I roller skated around the hospital when I was a kid, (the hospital was on our property) only to run into the kennel guy coming out with a dead animal to put into our crematorium?  Or, --here's a good one-- My dad was the rabies inspector for Lake County, IL,  well, we all know how they check for rabies, (if you don't, they have to send in the whole head of an animal to the state lab, frozen obviously).  I went to the freezer looking for a popsicle, saw a chihuahua head---um, no thanks!!!  by the way, it wasn't the house freezer, but I was a little kid. I always asked after that.

But I have wonderful stories too.  Yes it was an awsome childhood.

Please remember, I'm not a young person anymore, this was a longggggg time ago. We lived in a kind of rural area, and some of the work he did was, lest no other choice, a barter system.  We lived on 6 acres with our own pond stocked with bass, bluegills, crawdads, you name it.  One time a man came in with his dog in dire need (I don't remember the circumstances) and my dad said, "Well, what do you have, what can we work out".  The man had a backhoe.  My dad said "great, did me a trout pond" and the deal was done.

My parents loved to entertain.  I remember lobster boils where they would have boiling cast iron pots in several places, of course fresh picked sweet corn from the fields,  and many many martinis with their friends.  Good times.  BUT, when the trout pond came, freshly stocked with rainbow trout,  the guests were handed a martini and a bamboo pole to go catch their dinner.  (Mind you, these were people from the "rich" Chicago burbs, some of them politicians, etc.) Quite a lot of laughs, luckily no one fell in.  Of course, no one went hungry (kids with spinner rods to help LOL) but it was quite a memory.

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Oh Happydance, you brought back some odd memories for me with your stories.

I always wanted to work with animals as an adult, so when I got my accounting degree from college that placed their students in jobs upon graduation; I begged to be placed in a veterinary office/hospital and I was instructed that that would be beneath my qualifications pay scale wise but I refused to take anything but that. Well let me tell you I was dressed appropriately for an interview a nice suit and blazer etc. at that time I weighed wet maybe 94 pounds. I get to the hospital and I was on time, but no one was there. So I wandered the tiny little lobby for a long time. Once in a while I would hear a noise but no one came out to greet me. I was about to leave when I heard a woman's voice yell through what sounded like walls and walls of cement, barely heard her but she yelled again and said "is that you" and I'm thinking you who? I guess me? So I said "I'm here for the interview!!!" she yelled back "good come back here"  where was Here? I wandered around alittle and I heard her again "we are back here" I yelled "where is here" finally she yelled "the door at the side in the back room" I gingerly opened a door and I hear her scream " quick get inside close the door!!!!" I jumped in shut the door and there in front of my eyes stood 3 vets and this office manager and the biggest dang HOG you ever saw. No pig HOG. I leaned back against the wall and said "should I come back later" the vets said "No, if you can help us catch this hog and get her in that stall you have the job"  - I got the job. I was terrified of being trampled to death by that pissed off hog.  I loved working there, the joy of helping animals was rewarding but the trauma of others disregard for life was infuriating.  Like the woman who came in with the laundry basket full of kittens and the mom cat and said here euthanize em all.  I did the proper thing "what's wrong with them" "nothing I don't want em get rid of em" oh I wanted to pound on her. Instead I got her to sign the euthanize form and then we all worked to find them homes. The stray cat that adopted the staff and became a blood donor his name was Plasma; the day a guinea pig came in and the doctor said "let me see" as he picked the thing up it died instantly to all our horrors including the little boy standing there; the organ grinder monkey that came in without his clothes on and was so embarrassed he would try to hide behind everything and if he saw you look at him he would scream louder and hide his face behind his owner's leg and then screamed when the doctor came in the exam room and screamed and clung to his owner when the cold stethescope was put on his chest at the same the man's wife called to say that the other monkey was loose and she didn't know what to do, he had to leave his little fella with us cause the monkey that was loose still had its teeth and claws and the man said it could kill his wife if he waited to leave he lived an hour and half away. Needless to say the monkey that was left was hysterical with fear of the doctor; then the day that one of the vets opted to do a de-scent surgery on a pet skunk, he was forced to do the surgery outside in case of a slip so we had to drape the trees with sheeting and get it as sterile as possible, about a half hour into it we all suddenly smelled something.....weeks it took to get rid of the odor; the day that a butt-head horse owner wanted to show his skill in loading his wife's horse on the trailer out back to the point the horse refused to get on the trailer and bucked and fought, and after an hour of getting nastier and nastier with his verbal abuse of the horse we all went out to tell him to let one of us load the horse and as he turned to yell at us the horse yanked loose and headed out the parking lot and down the highway at break neck speed - so here goes a thoroughbred horse at a run with 5 girls behind running down the middle of the highway in and out of cars heading towards us, we were only a 1/2 mile from the interstate so it was imperative to catch him, he took a left turn and down a driveway and onto a man's front porch. And the tails/tales go on and on........