So today was an interesting day at work.
A little kitten came in for a bath. She was such a good girl and didn't seem to mind me pouring water over her. I started lathering her up with the soap though, and she got pretty pissed off. She scratched my right wrist, but it's just a kitten scratch and should heal up in a couple days. After her bath, I wrapped her in a towel like a baby and she just laid there and didn't complain. It was so cute! Then I brushed her to help her dry off and she went home smelling like coconuts hehehe.
Later on, a family brought in their sick 14 year old dog. I was getting ready to close up and was gathering the garbage cans and came into the back and saw the doctor looking all depressed and stuff and reading this big file that looked like a book. The family that brought their dog in had to put him down. They stayed for the euthanasia (something I couldn't do, since I've seen so many.) and everyone was crying. I felt so bad for them because I knew exactly what they were feeling. I started to tear up a little bit too and gave them a box of tissues.
Later when I was going home, the doctor said goodnight to me and his eyes were all bloodshot like he was crying before too. I don't know if he was or not, but he looked really sad when I was doing the garbages earlier. His wife looked sad too and I asked if she was okay.
It's good to work in a place where everyone loves animals as much as I do. Before, I worked at a clinic where they didn't seem to care. The difference between a successful animal hospital, and an unsuccessful one is how much compassion the veterinary team has for what they do. I'm glad I found a good one