After the ruckus with Replacement Vet No. One, things have settled down around here. Many, many thanks to friends who helped out with alternative recommendations.
The Bean paid a visit to Replacement Vet No. Two — minus Bugs — and she came back happy at last. Replacement Vet No. Two now has a name. For you folks in Northwest Arkansas, she is Dr. Beth Stropes at the Crossover Veterinary Clinic.
Bugs and Dr. Stropes haven’t even met yet. After the prior trauma, Bean wanted to make sure first.
Dr. Stropes fully answered all Bean’s questions — and then some — on vaccinations of all kinds, pharmaceuticals available to treat the parasites we grow big and tall down here, and a thicket of diet options. Throughout a
blistering crossexamination interview, Bean reposed in the doctor’s reassuring kindliness, forthright clarity in communicating, and evident up-to-date expertise.
Here’s what Bean’s notes from that interview ended up looking like.
Notice how he’s braced for impact. His hindquarters have turned to jello. He’s paralyzed, you see. He can’t walk. At all. Forward locomotion must be done like a salamander.
Watch this space.