Monday, September 22, 2008

A most interesting patient



Here is our raccoon patient from last week. It was so interesting to have something different come into the clinic.

He weighed 27 pounds. That's about 15 pounds too much.

His mother said his favorite treat is "I can't believe it's not butter" on a frito...
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with the racoon other than being overweight?

Aunt Laura

Kristi said...

His dog food diet has caused grit to build up in his bladder and had obstructed him. His kidney values were pretty high, but I think he'll be OK. They are changing his diet to racoon food...

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was racoon food! I think I fed mine catfood, if I recall correctly. Anyway, whatever I fed him, he lived with me for 8 years with no problems.
Hope Brooks is better.

Love,
Aunt Laura

Collegegirl said...

AWWW-what a sweet patient who has been told to loose weight. He is so cute! Now onto his favorite snack-frito with butter-gross!
~Elyse~

Leah said...

Seriously, I can't believe it's not butter on a frito?!? No wonder he's chunky!

angie said...

So this raccoon was someone's pet? If so I have never heard of that. I thought they were really mean.

Sarah said...

Hilarious! You know I am totally envious of your job right about now. How fun to have a raccoon in! When are you going to start writing some books?? I'd buy the first copy!

The Epps Family said...

He's a cute one! I can't believe he's that overweight! That falls into the severely obese catagory, right?? I didn't know it was legal to keep these as pets in Bama. How does one come to be the parent of a racoon? Your job is interesting for sure!! Still working on Oct. 4--my BP is still a factor....

sweeter and the bubbas said...

That is hilarious, I can't believe she admitted to feeding him that. I can't believe there is "racoon food" either. How fun!