Mission Rabies Tanzania – Day 11, This Vaccination Drive is Coming to a End. Pt14

Great day today.  We were roaming again, in an area called Singisi.  It’s a pretty area, with lots of lush green foliage.  Many interesting pathways and homes.  Courtnie had to get her pre-flight Covid test this morning, along with several other volunteers who are flying to the UK on Thursday, so I was by myself in the morning.  I had…

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Mission Rabies Tanzania – Day 10, More Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats. Pt13

Our assignment today was to roam in two areas.  In the morning, we were covering a new area, and we saw a reasonable amount of dogs and a surprisingly high number of cats.  When we set up a static point clinic, the vast majority of the pets are dogs, because they can walk their dogs over relatively easily.  People here…

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Mission Rabies Tanzania – Day 9, The Second Week Continues. Pt12

Well, it’s confirmed.  Our KLM flight is definitely a no-go.  Initially, KLM sent me an email saying that our flight was a Covid-Tested corridor flight and is therefore exempt from the new Netherlands regulations.  Now I’ve received an email that said that the first email was sent in error.  Our flight is NOT a Covid-Tested corridor flight.  It was just…

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Mission Rabies Tanzania – Day 8, The Second Half of the Vaccination Drive Begins! Pt11

Today could only be described as exhilarating.   We started this first day of our second week with what we thought would be a quick trip to the medical clinic to get my second post-exposure rabies vaccine (I got scratched by a kitten last week).  Well, today is Saturday, and the doctor doesn’t arrive until 9:00.  We couldn’t wait that…

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Mission Rabies Tanzania – Day 5, Roaming Arusha. Pt7

The first two days of this Mission Rabies vaccination drive, we worked “static clinics”.  We drive to a place, set up our makeshift clinic, and people bring us their dogs.  Today, we did “roaming clinics”.  We drive through an assigned area announcing that we’re offering free rabies vaccinations to dogs and cats.  When we see someone with a dog, we…

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Mission Rabies Tanzania – Day 3, Let the Vaccinations Begin! Pt5

Today is Mission Rabies Tanzania Workday 1, the first day we hit the road and start vaccinating.   Didn’t sleep great last night. Still getting used to it being so quiet.  I’m up early now, so I’ll start this blog post now and finish it tonight.  Last night I packed my backpack with all of the items I think I’ll need…

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Mission Rabies Tanzania – Day 2, Orientation and Relaxation. Pt4

Mediocre night sleeping last night. It takes a little time to get used to a new bed, plus I’ve been drinking tons of water all day to ward off any potential kidney stones; this is something that I’m prone to in hot climates. I guess it’s working, because I got up to pee twice. After the second time I got…

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Pandemic Ponderings about Pets

Last week, I read a Washington Post article about how there has been a huge surge in dog adoptions since the pandemic began.  According to the article, shelters, rescue groups, pet stores, and breeders are having a hard time keeping up with demand.  Rescue groups are getting dozens of applications for individual dogs.  People have put themselves on waiting lists…

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The Cat Fanciers’ Association Presents “MEOWY HOUR” (Wednesdays at 6pm EST) – Join me! I’m on the July 29th Show

JOIN CFA EVERY WEDNESDAY ONLINE FOR MEOWY HOUR AT 6PM EDT/3PM PDT JULY 29, 2020Dr. Arnold Plotnick Shares His Tales About Cats Around the World 𝐓𝐎 𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐔𝐍, 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐊:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82809871152Or, watch live here on Facebook. <- This is also where all the shows are saved, so you can watch the recorded show any time. 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠Arden Moore, Casey the Pet Safety…

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