Wordy Wednesday: VIT (Very Important Tigger)

I decided to forego the standard title and just concede that I can’t do a wordless post. There’s just too much to explain, always.

In this case, this is what happens when you have a punch-drunk team of veterinary volunteers under the influence of malarone, equatorial heat, and a little too much free time while waiting for the real surgeries to get checked in.

Welsh volunteers Luke Marriot and Katherine Mock, two intrepid and extremely thoughtful explorers who stopped in to the Amazon Cares trip in the middle of a multiple month journey through South America, have a small Tigger doll who has been accompanying them on their journey. Call it the modern day roaming gnome. He is a very cosmopolitan plush toy, I’ll give him that. Luke is blogging about their adventures over at The Travellers Journey, though with limited computer access you’ll have to wait to see the glorious photos of the Tigger in the Bolivian Salt Flats.

I was concerned Tigger might need surgical intervention a week into our Peruvian trip, but it turns out he just had a tapeworm.

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  • http://texaslawchick.livejournal.com ‘stina

    I’m not a vet, but I did a similar procedure a few years back for my beloved Crianza and her moose. http://texaslawchick.livejournal.com/984564.html She died of lymphoma in January at the age of 7 1/2, and her moose is sitting on top of her ashes on the mantle.

  • Tamara

    Tigger is a lucky guy to have had such excellent care while in the Amazon :)

  • http://www.vetwisdomcafe.com Tammy

    Great picture :) I love it!

  • Solange

    Ha – that is such an awesome photo. I love it the look on your face- you mean business! You are so truly talented to be able to perform such audacious surgery :) You should write it up for review in the Annals of Fuzzy Wuzzy Surgery!!!