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Hi Winnie,

I'd love to be able to see this too, but i'm not yet an ACO...though i'm waiting on results from my recent interview...fingers crossed!
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Anytime I chase a Chihuahua, it is pretty embracing....

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I can think of two very embarrassing situations in my profession; one involved an ACO who shall remain nameless.

The first was while I was in vet. school. They have cameras in the examination rooms in case a student gets into trouble since there is only one professor to every 4 students. I went in to see a limping cat. The person who brought the cat into the room was the roommate, not the owner. She told me the cat was walking funny and she did not know why. I asked her which leg? "The right hind." The first thing we do before examining the animal is take the weight. The scale for a cat is a small bathroom scale placed on the counter. I carried the cat over and very carefully placed the cat on the LEFT hindleg down, so as not to injure the right leg. The roommate was wrong; the cat had an abscess on the left hindleg. When I placed the cat down, I accidentally ruptured the abscess which squirted onto my hand. Worse of all, the cat shot off the scale, straight up into the air and landed on my left shoulder!! I had my back turned away from the roommate but needless to say, the cat yelled out horribly, scared the living daylights out of me to have it land on my shoulder after a high jump into the air, and I had to remain perfectly calm to talk to the roommate. I excused myself out of the room with the cat to find that every student and teacher had been sitting in front of the monitor screen watching me handle that cat situation. The professor was smiling and clapping, saying, "Nice way to handle yourself." I was still shaking from fear, then embarrassment.

The second one is a good one. I help out in multiple shelters around the area. One of the groups is run solely by volunteers; most are inexperienced youngsters, or older women who have trouble holding onto very large dogs. I was asked to vaccinate a dog for the group. He was being a little aggressive in the sense that he would not allow me to approach him. The ACO saw us struggling with the dog and elected to help out. The only way that he was able to hold onto the dog to keep him steady for me to give the injections was by pinning him to the ground with his legs (we did not have a table to work with). The only problem is that the ACO is a very big man and the dog was medium sized. Needless to say, the only way I could vaccinate the dog was by reaching between the ACO's legs. All I could say to him was, "You got the dog? Please don't move, I don't want to stick you." Everything went smooth, there were witnesses around to see that we were doing what we could for the dog but it was a very awkward situation, if you know what I mean!!!
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Anytime I chase a Chihuahua, it is pretty embracing....

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Have you ever chased a duck? I would rather chase a Chihuahua.
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Have you ever chased a duck? I would rather chase a Chihuahua.
Naw, naw, GTO, ducks are waaaaay easier than Chew-Ow!-Ahhs ... you just quack at them, they come right to you. Helps if you flap your elbows a little, too, and jut your head out in time to the quacking. Works like a charm.
















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(shhh!! hee hee hee ... shhhh!! Now we all just wait here quietly for the footage that hits the media the next time GTO chases a duck ... heh heh heh )
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LOL!!!! Ah that was awesome!

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I went to a class on Emu wrangling once. The suggested method for moving an Emu is to approach it from behind, grab the wings and putt its butt right up into your crotch, then lean over it and walk it wherever you want to go. I hope nobody reading this post thinks that I would ever be seen walking down the street with an Emu in that particular position.
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I went to a class on Emu wrangling once. The suggested method for moving an Emu is to approach it from behind, grab the wings and putt its butt right up into your crotch, then lean over it and walk it wherever you want to go. I hope nobody reading this post thinks that I would ever be seen walking down the street with an Emu in that particular position.
I be sure to let the rookies know that LOL!!!
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I still stick with ducks (chickens, turkeys or other fowl) because they fly over fences and I do not. I got on the vet scales the other day with all of my equipment on (auto masochism?), and I expected it to smoke or something, but it leveled out at 240.0. When I try to heft that over a fence, I generally pull something, and the fence shakes almost un-controllably.
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Yeah, but if you're like the rest of us, about 45 lbs of that is GEAR.



Hard to be svelte when you're packing black leather (and NOT that kind of black leather, either) out the yin yang ...
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