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The Incredible Dr. Pol

You are right. I’m so sorry. I was thinking of the little dog who was attacked and bitten when he got out. 

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On the farm where Dr. Pol was neutering a bunch of steers, what was stuck all over their hind parts -- poop?  (I was at the far end of the room and too cozy by the fire to move closer to the TV to look.)

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2 minutes ago, Bastet said:

On the farm where Dr. Pol was neutering a bunch of steers, what was stuck all over their hind parts -- poop?  (I was at the far end of the room and too cozy by the fire to move closer to the TV to look.)

Bovines poop more liquidly than other barnyard critters, so their tails are often encrusted with poop.

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That poor lady with the beautiful cat. 😢 

Can’t believe that little dog had seven puppies! Hope they spay her.

Doc was cute with Charlie and the new mini horse.

Charles shaved for the wedding! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Pol. 🥂

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What a lovely wedding.      Congratulations to Charles and Beth, and I wish them every happiness. 

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I absolutely love this series.  Now in its 14th season, I never get tired of watching it.  Last night I watched three episodes, one of which I'd seen before.  So happy that Charles found love with his longtime friend.  Did they say why they married in North Carolina?  Maybe her family is there.  Looked like a gloomy day, but it didn't ruin the wedding.

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Okay, great, you took in your aunt’s dog when the rest of the family wanted to dump her at the shelter, but then you let her not only get pregnant but whelp a litter?  Better than people who make a living by deliberate breeding, but, damn, I get angry with these people and wish I was watching Dr. Jeff’s show, so I’d know this was the last litter.  Yee haw, seven more puppies in a country in which two or three million dogs are euthanized in shelters each year simply because there are more of them than there are homes.  No “oh, they’re so cute!” celebrating from me.

I missed who died that Princess’s owner wound up with her (there was a loud noise outside at the time), but that cat needed an ultrasound – how does a vet practice with Pol’s volume need to jump right from x-ray to exploratory surgery?  I hope that was just skipped over, because the point was once they got in there it was clearly cancer and her quality of life had already decreased to where euthanasia was the most humane choice, but it’s an odd thing not to mention.

I like Dr. Emily’s “No!” about rolling the pregnant cow, but that made the “tack the stomach in place” procedure even crazier for the poor cow.  I’m glad it all worked out.  That cow had the cutest brown spots.

Probie had an adorable face in general, and such a “Yep, I ate my doghouse.  And?” expression in particular.

Bleu the calf was so adorably sad (emphasis on adorable), and I love the owner’s dedication.  Not to mention Dr. Emily kissing him.

“We have our own homes, our own stuff” – gee, then how about not registering for a gift grab?  You don’t have to be tacky twits just because you’re getting married.  But I liked Charles and Beth’s wedding and their apparently not giving a shit that the weather sucked – they had their core group of people with them, and just celebrated the occasion.  (I also wondered why they got married somewhere other than where they live [but not a traditional "destination wedding" location], and it's not like they did the old-school bride's hometown thing, because they apparently grew up together.)

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I thought the woman had just recently got the dog and didn’t know she was pregnant.

Princess’s mom said that Princess had belonged to her “significant other” and she got Princess when he passed away.

Bleu was adorable with those huge floppy ears and soulful eyes.

I assumed that Beth’s parents had moved to North Carolina.

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I think Bleu’s owner might be the same girl who owned a bull like that and brought him in for Dr. Pol to put in a nose ring a few years ago. Eeyore? 

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They do have that statement on the front of every episode stating that they aren't showing every procedure, and all of the treatments.

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5 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

I thought the woman had just recently got the dog and didn’t know she was pregnant.

Yes, IIRC she only had the dog for a week.... even do, I hope the dog is spayed once the pups are weaned - I'm totally on board with Dr Jeff's practice stressing neuter/spay

5 hours ago, LittleIggy said:

I assumed that Beth’s parents had moved to North Carolina.

Sort of what I figured, as well. ... my question - were both father and mother of the bride on crutches? Also wondered if father was an amputee, or maybe I just couldn't see his leg because of the dark slacks?

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54 minutes ago, SRTouch said:

Yes, IIRC she only had the dog for a week.... even do, I hope the dog is spayed once the pups are weaned - I'm totally on board with Dr Jeff's practice stressing neuter/spay

 

Yes, I never got the impression that she had bred the dog or even knew it was preggers. Glad the lady took the dog in.

Totally agree about the spay/neuter.

5 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

They do have that statement on the front of every episode stating that they aren't showing every procedure, and all of the treatments.

I was about to mention that. No way they can show everything.

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I haven't continued to watch this show for so many years because of interesting or cutting-edge treatments (I save that for the vet hospital series). I've dropped other shows along the way but still enjoy Dr. Pol because of his boundless energy and enthusiasm. It's inspirational to me.

From last week's episode, did we ever get a follow-up on the cat with the horribly swollen paw? I think I nodded off.

It also occurred to me that Pol is the right vet for owners who think cat carriers are frivolous nonsense and just put their pets on the car seat and carry them in their arms. That cat was remarkably calm about having his sore paw prodded!

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