D. E. Larsen, DVM
The stories on this blog are my memoirs. They are stories based on real people and real patients. However, most of the names are incomplete, changed, or obscured. The exceptions are a few individuals who are now deceased and who I hold in such high regard that I cannot bring myself to hide their identity.
The events are as accurate as my memory allows. The stories are sometimes embellished, only slightly, to allow for a better narrative. There are only a few words of fiction. There are a couple of stories that were related to me by clients, and I had only second-hand knowledge of the event. Still, to the best of my knowledge, the incident happened.
The majority of stories are based in and around Sweet Home. Some are found in Myrtle Point and Broadbent, where I grew up.
A couple of Army stories may show up. I was in the Army Security Agency for 1965 through 1969. I trained mostly in Massachusetts and then served in Korea and Germany.
There are several stories based in Enumclaw Washington, where I practiced when first out of school. And a few stories from my school years.
Surprisingly, many stories come from events that happened in the middle of the night, I guess those stick in my memory better. I was always a cow doctor at heart, and those events also seem to be higher in my list of memories.
My plan is to publish a series of these memoirs, hopefully starting sometime soon. I also have two easy reader book series in the works. These are written for 4th or 5th grade and up. Books will be 12 chapters, 10,000 to 12,000 words, and based on the adventures of a couple of the patients who have already appeared in this blog.
I am interested in any feedback you may have. You are welcome to give that in the comment section of the stories, or here. You can also contact me with feedback at my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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