The Vet Diaries - I


Jisha woke up to an irritating scratching noise. Golu, the cat was up early today and was giving himself a first-class manicure on the wooden cupboard.
She washed her face and looked into the mirror to analyze the pumpkin size pimple right on her nose. It was then she realized that her hair looked different.

"Goluuuuuu", she screamed and stormed out of bathroom.
"Aishu, you lazy bum!! your cat gave me a hair cut again. Oh my Razor cut strands!! I look like a badly shaved Aplaca!! Aishu!!"

Aishu responded with a snore, while Golu jumped and made himself comfortable on Jisha's warm bed.


Life in a veterinary hostel is, well, tough.
The cook slammed down two miserable Rotis on Jisha's plate along with a sinister looking green vegetable. 

"Did you again replace Tobby's food with mine?", Jisha asked. The cook looked hurt by this blatant accusation.  

"Ohhh!!! see how these young docs accuse me", Jisha hesitantly looked across to see the whole room staring and smiling at her. The drama had now begun. 

With dramatic eyes he looked towards the window. "Could I ever feed this green thing to my Tobby? Could I? Look at him, chomping down the best Buffalo bone in town, I even added a slight hint of curd and enough Cerelac to add a fruity flavour. You know how much he loves that ". 


“You have to tease the Hulk, don’t you!!”, Aishu commented when Jisha came back to her seat, smiling broadly after securing an extra Roti.

This was a typical day in her life. Dressed in a stained Kurta, creased pyjama and hair tightly knotted in a bun, she walked towards her department. Fashion wasn't a top priority in her life, surviving the day was. And she definitely didn't want her silk embroidered dupatta to get stuck on an Ox's pointed horn while it chases her across the field. 

The sun was way beyond the horizon when Jisha entered her room.

The cringed nose of Golu and morbid stare of her roomie emphasized the fact that her body was emanating an odour of mass destruction. 

"I dissected a rotten calf and parasites out of a goat's intestine". Jisha said before she could ask anything.

"And did you roll into it and squeezed it all over you. Wash up girl wash up. Dobby's not gonna mate if she even get's a hint of that ghastly smell".

Dobby was Aishu's boyfriend's Labrador and they shared the responsibility of finding the perfect mate for Dobby. But most days, Aishu was busy preventing Dobby from chewing up the other side of her bed. 

Love affairs were of a different league in their college, where spending the weekend meant snuggling with bf's snake collection, visiting wild life sanctuaries and giving free vaccination shots to cows.

Jisha perfectly knew that with her hand smelling like dead skunk in a trunk, love would turn around and make a dash for it's life.



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The above story is heavily based on my Vet Doc Sister's life :P I strung together few incidents. Hope I would be able to write more.

33 comments:

  1. Wow! So much of excitement in a day!! This reminded me of my days in biology lab! Crazy days!

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    1. hehehe thank fully I didn't take biology in plus two :P so no bloody experience :D
      thanks for stopping by

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  2. Your post reminded me of James Herriot's books. A vet's life sounds very hard but is probably very fulfilling.

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    1. I am so glad it did :) yup it is fulfilling :) thanks for writing in.

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  3. Sounds like being a vet is fun and tough! :D

    Bhavya

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    1. yes it is indeed. thank you for stopping by.

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  4. :) now that to me sound fun fun but very hard life too. looking forward to more stories

    Bikram

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    1. I hope I write the next part soon. Thanks for writing in. :)

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  5. Quite the day!! I never imagined all that a vet would encounter in a day! ♥

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    1. hehehe sometimes it's more sometimes less :)
      thanks for writing in :)

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  6. Had such an adventure two days ago. Yes, you remind me of James Herriot!

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  7. You have to love animals a LOT to be a Vet. Not a profession for the chicken hearted!

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    1. that is 100 percent true :D thanks for stopping by

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  8. I laughed imagining how golu must have jumped on Jisha's bed! Very interesting to peep into the daily life of a vet. Look forward to more!

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    1. hehehe it was a daily routine for her. thank you so much for stopping by. :)

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  9. You have to have a big heart to be able to work there. Kudos to your sister. Well written as well

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    1. thank you so much Carol. That's true :)

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  10. Ewww! I now know why I am an arts student.

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    1. hehehe :D :D thanks for stopping by :D

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  11. I being a doc can completely relate to frustration of standing at a dissection table for human cadavers hrs together, good imagination!

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    1. yeah both my siblings complain about that ... thank you so much for visiting and commenting :)

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  12. Such an interesting work day...kudos to your sis for working as a vet. I don't think I could do it. I was in tears in the waiting room once when I heard a dog howling from pain...

    By the way, I have yet to catch up on all you A to Z posts...apologies!!! But I will do it...was really enjoying your posts until I lost myself in the challenge... :P

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    1. Yeah it's tough, specially when you have to put down an animal. I remember my brother didn't eat for days after he had to let go of one of the horses.
      No problem, take your time :) thanks for writing in.

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  13. oh my my this is so interesting...you also love animals like your sis I think>

    My Own Famous Five...

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    1. oh yeah I love them :D thanks for writing in :)

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  14. A person must have a big heart to become a vet. An interesting story.

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    1. true and lot of courage too :) thank you for reading and commenting :)

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  15. Interesting. Because im an animal lover I always thought life as a vet would be great fun. But now that im reminded of the smells, i can see its not all flowery :p

    Cheers
    CRD
    www.scriptedinsanity.blogspot.in

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    1. hehehe yeah the smell is ghastly :D Imagine the condition of their dhobi :P thanks for writing in :)

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  16. That's a trip down memory lane and such a fun and light account of super awesome days. Enjoyed it, Rajlakshmi:)

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    1. thank you so much Vishal.Glad you liked the post :)

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