Violet's Vet

Violet's Vet

by Dr. Tony Calo

Friday, March 17, 2017

We Remember Harriet

I am very sad and very sorry to have to write this article. Connor and I said goodbye to our cat Harriet this past weekend. She was 16 years old and I can say without doubt that she brought an incredible amount of love and laughter to me over those 16 years.

Friday, March 03, 2017

And Your Breed Is?

Connor and I went to D.C. for the weekend. We lived in D.C. for several years before moving to Baltimore. Occasionally, we like to go down to visit friends, go to some of our favorite D.C. restaurants, or go to a show. The purpose of this trip was to celebrate my birthday and to go to a performance at the Lincoln Theatre. While walking back to our hotel on Saturday evening, we walked by a couple sitting on a patio with their two French Bulldogs, Clara and Beau. Connnor cannot walk by a dog without saying hello. When it’s a Frenchie however, it is even more of an imperative. Connor asked if we could say hello to the dogs. When they said yes, as we were meeting the pups, we also struck up conversation with their owners.

Charismatic Carol is my name and if you want to adopt a social and active dog then here I am! I’m a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to run or go for long walks. If you offer me tasty treats I will do some commands like sit, come, and down. I love getting attention and really do prefer to be with people instead of being alone. Plastic toys, nyla bones, and squeaky toys make me happy along with big dog beds where I can get a good night’s sleep. In my previous home, I lived with another dog. I am hoping to find a new home soon. So please consider coming out to meet me.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

And Now a Word from Violet

Hello everyone. I know you have all become accustomed of hearing from my dad the veterinarian, but for today’s column, I am taking over. First and foremost, I want to apologize for the absence of the column for the past few issues. See, my dads, Tony and Connnor, were in a car accident. It was pretty serious and it had me, Daisy, and Henry pretty worried. My dads were taken to the hospital and although they did not have to stay there, Connor was hurt pretty badly. He was in and out of doctor’s offices several times a week (and still goes to see the doctor, but much less so). Happily, he is much better now. So, I thought since Tony is still pretty busy, I would give a bit more of a break, and write down some important thoughts from my own big head or things that I overhear with my big ears. I hope you enjoy it.

I’m Gretchen, a sweet friendly (and some may say needy) little lady who just wants to be with people. I enjoy being held or carried and being dressed in sweaters to keep warm. I crave attention and in my foster home it was the cats who gave me lots of attention. I would sit with the kitties at dinner time and we would all eat together. I want to love my new family and be able to feel happy about having a safe place to spend the rest of my golden years. I am hoping it does not take me long to find a forever home… Do you want me to live with you?


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