A Chip-Shoulder Interface #limerick

Esther’s prompt for a limerick this week is pet. I had it in mind to spin a funny one but then I read some of the comments grr, moaning about the vet’s fees… again. It pisses me off, people. They take longer to qualify that anyone else because it’s the most difficult job on the planet (medics have one species who can explain what’s wrong – piece of effing cake compared to a vet), They do not have luxurious lifestyles, if anyone in the UK understood how much it cost to have the NHS per headthen the moaning might go where it’s deserved.

So this week’s attempt took a different turn

It’s not that it pisses me off when people whinge about a vet’s fees but…

Having a daughter who is a skilled vet
I’m willing to place a very large bet
If you knew the cost of your doctor’s fees
Then you’d be really very pleased
At the moderate cost ensuring a healthy pet!

The scan is terrible, I probably shouldn’t give in to my frustrations, my daughter, the Vet of these pages works for an amazing vet charity called the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals so doesn’t charge people on benefits and prefers to avoid as much as possible the whinging, mealy-mouthed clients who don’t recognise the benefits they are receiving from an amazing bunch of dedicated professionals…

Enough… I’m going to lie down

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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43 Responses to A Chip-Shoulder Interface #limerick

  1. Good for you and for the Vet

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  2. joylennick says:

    Vets and surgeons/doctors deserve the highest praise, but it’s so true that the poor vet only has a loud hiss (snakes and cats) or a bark to let them know what hurts…Not sure what noises all the rest make, as fish in particular can only flap about or open and close their mouths. And at least most human patients don’t bite! Respect! x

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  3. Pam Lazos says:

    I once paid over $1,400 to x-ray and wrap Apollo’s paw after he ran into a car and got tangled under the wheels. I didn’t complain because I was so relieved that they could fix him up. I pay hundreds each year for his and the cats shots and check ups and what not. If you don’t want to pay you can simply not get a pet but they bring such joy to our lives that it’s worth it to me. Also Vet school in the U.S. is the hardest school of all to get into and very expensive so just becoming a Vet is a feat. My good friend’s daughter is a new vet and she busted her butt for years to get there, and works like, wait for it, a dog. 😂 everything is expensive today and haters not only gotta hate, but they are on full display and not afraid of saying what used to be the quiet part out loud. I say screw ‘em. Let their vitriol flow off you like water off a ducks 🦆 back. 😂😘

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  4. Darlene says:

    I agree, it isn’t easy to become a qualified Vet and takes years to pay back student loans etc. And what would we, who love our pets, do without them? I have spent much money over the years on vet bills and don’t resent it one bit. Bravo to your daughter.

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  5. Who’s a good boy? You roll over onto your back and I’ll give you a nice tummy rub!

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    I totally agree Geoff Vets are absolutely marvelous and they have to work much harder as their patients can’t speak !

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  7. Well said, Geoff.

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    It is astonishingly expensive to go to vet school and the loans can be crippling. Our vet encouraged us to get insurance because costs have risen so much. I don’t know why people love their pets unconditionally and grouse about the care for them.

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  9. I’m with you – in awe of the difficulty, not to mention the expense, of getting a DVM – and the amount of work the vet does on a day-to-day basis. Kudos to them! And thank heavens we have them.

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    Our vet always gives up on how much a procedure might cost but rarely changes the maximum. So we always feel like we got a great deal! I guess he knows both animal and human psychology.

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  11. tootlepedal says:

    You make a good point.

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  12. petespringerauthor says:

    I love that one can normally find a vet on duty during off hours.

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  13. V.M.Sang says:

    👏 Well said, Geoff. People are truly unappreciative of vets, and many other dedicated and highly trained individuals. Nowadays everyone seems to want to pay as little as possible for everything, no matter the cost in not only money, but time and dedication.

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