There are lots of things going on in the world of veterinary nursing at the moment:

  • VN council elections have just taken place – congratulations to Hilary Orpet and Amber Richards
  • The RCVS has announced the end of its Awarding Body role for the Level 3 Diploma
      • The final OSCEs for them will take place in summer 2015
      • Due to this, the RCVS veterinary nursing External Verifier (EV) team is no more
  • BSAVA has announced the arrival of its series of manuals as e-Books – Thank the Lord!
Hollie and our cat look forward to “Gotcha Day”

However, this week I’m going to concentrate on something closer to home: Hollie.

It’s nearly her “Gotcha Day” – the anniversary we will celebrate instead of her birthday, as it’s the day we got her and changed her life forever.

In June 2013 we took home a hand shy, untrained and terrified Peke. She had never been outside her own dog room and patio, not been on a lead and (it would appear) had rarely seen anyone other than her two carers. She was six years old.

Well, today I am getting dressed warmly to go to our third week of agility!

Hollie2I know, I know: she’s a Peke – Square peg/round hole? Nope. Not one bit of it. She loves it. She loves the jumping and running. She loves the treats and its good bonding time for us.

She has progressed beyond all hopes we had. She loves our cat, she adores going to work, and she still tries to dominate my understanding husband, although this is getting less and less. She has also found her true love – Jeffrey the greyhound. Luckily he’s not keen on her so she admires him from afar.

I’ll leave you with a short video…

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