The Salamander’s Tale, From the Archives

D. E. Larsen, DVM Jake lifted his young son out of the pickup and handed him off to Sue as he opened the tailgate and let Bruiser jump out of the pickup bed. They could already feel the cooling breeze coming from the river and providing some welcome relief from the Mid Willamette Valley’s AugustContinue reading “The Salamander’s Tale, From the Archives”

Ageless Ida and Kitty, From the Archives

D. E. Larsen, DVM Ida was sitting beside her daughter, waiting patiently, with Kitty nestled in her lap. Ida was my oldest client, a tiny, frail old lady with snow-white hair. She lived by herself, but her daughter, Lila, was close at hand. Lila was no spring chicken herself. Ida drove until a couple ofContinue reading “Ageless Ida and Kitty, From the Archives”

The Camping Trip that Wasn’t, From the Archives

D. E. Larsen, DVM I stood up to peddle harder as the last half mile was steeper. I wished I had one of those new bicycles with gears to shift. When the advertisement said you sell to your neighbors, they didn’t remind you that your neighbors were two miles away, uphill. At 12 years ofContinue reading “The Camping Trip that Wasn’t, From the Archives”