Thursday, April 10, 2008

My coolest story

This story is the front-page centerpiece in today's paper. My favorite part got cut. I had a feeling it would be. It was about the procedure for castrating a cat. Heh. I guess the editor thought such detail would be more than our fair audience could stomach.

So here's how they do it: The cats are knocked out. Their eyes get lubricating drops. Someone is there monitoring them. The vet comes along, makes a slice into the scrotum, pops a testicle through the hole, cuts the tissue surrounding the testicle, snips it off, ties a knot, and shoves the tube back in the scrotum. Repeat. No stitches. Then the animals get a shot to wake them up, and someone stays with them until they are awake enough to be put back into their cages.

I described it more delicately for the story. I thought it was pretty interesting, but I'm weird, apparently.

7 comments:

aims said...

Girl - that is a great story!!

Well done! You should be damn proud of yourself!

Especially when it is for such a good cause...as for the cut - ah well...no pun intended there either...

Amy said...

Thanks! I had fun doing that one. Yesterday I met "Rain Man." He hugged me and told me I was good to look at. The photographer caught that one.

Sweet Irene said...

A very good and clearcut description, I would say!

warren said...

Hi Amy--
Great job! This is an important article, well-written and effective. My little buddy Willy goes in this August. I'm thinking about installing brass "neuticles" for him. Since he's a dachshund, we can call him "sparky". :)

Amy said...

Warren! Do you know the limerick about the man from Madras?

Irene, funny.

warren said...

I'm dying here! What's the limerick???

warren said...

I'm dying here! What's the limerick???