Midlife is the perfect time of life for those of us who are deadline-driven. While the sand in our hourglasses isn't in imminent danger of running out, most of us realize that our time no longer feels unlimited. It's today or never to determine how we spend the next chapters.
As animal care professionals we need to treat all animals as individuals through our words and actions. We must hold one another accountable to avoid those slippery slope practices that lead others to believe breed discrimination is acceptable.
"Your dog has cancer." I felt surprisingly calm when the veterinarian said those words to me. I must have been temporarily stunned. After the initial composure, I got off the phone and collapsed into a sobbing mess.