Thursday, February 23, 2012
Running the route
Typically, on weekdays, I wake up about 6:30 a.m.
That’s not been the case the past couple of Wednesdays – and again this week most likely.
Close to Nowhere
Saturday I finally met my niece Sister’s new, 5-year-old granddaughter, new daughter-in-law and a bouncy lump that will soon be a brand-new granddaughter.
Blake is Sister’s oldest son and he and Sarah live in a wonderful house on a lake with a deck overlooking the lake – in Nashville, Tenn.!
The Preacher’s Corner
Dr. Ingraham’s yew tree is local treasure
I am fascinated by the yew tree in Hill Crest Cemetery. It is located near the southernmost gate, at the western edge, where Center Street passes by. It looks like a fir tree, except the gnarled, craggy trunk and “bushier” foliage set it apart from the evergreens we are used to in America.
The tree — extremely rare in Mississippi — was planted beside the grave of the Rev. Joseph Holt Ingraham (1809-1860), who was rector of Christ Church here, and a noted author in his day.
Letter To The Editor
I’m writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Mike Thompson. Not only is he a wonderful veterinarian, he is a caring compassionate man with a heart of gold.
You see, Reese, our beloved 10-year-old rat terrier, was diagnosed with cancer nine months ago. Dr. Thompson had not been caring for Reese because we have a vet in our family who had routinely removed her cancerous growths, resulting in Reese bouncing back rather quickly.
Things didn’t go so well after her last surgery. It was the last week in December and shortly after performing the surgery, our vet was headed out of town for the holidays. Reese came home and seemed to go down fast.
New Year’s Eve we knew things were bad, but were uncertain what to do -- first, it was a holiday; second, our vet was out of town.
After several hours of watching her suffer, I couldn’t bear to let it continue.
My daughter suggested we call Willow Bend Animal Clinic. At 3 a.m., my daughter had spoken with Dr. Thompson briefly, explaining the situation.
Not knowing exactly who I was, he willingly got out of bed and met me within 30 minutes at the clinic. It was decided to euthanize Reese.
I really can’t put into words how grateful I am to him, or what it meant to me and my family for his willingness to help us. This truly shows his character.
Anyone who needs a loving, caring vet, who really cares and would definitely be there for you and your pet, I highly recommend Dr. Thompson and Willow Bend Animal Clinic.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
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