He commented, "engineering is one of those majors where you can get a good job with just a bachelor's degree". Then he went on to say,
"there wasn't a whole lot I could do with my bachelor's in zoology"
With that, the assistant perked up.
"You have a bachelor's in ZOOLOGY??"
Dentist immediately responded, "okay, what do you think that is?" He had obviously had similar reactions before.
"Uhm...", the assistant replied, "Zoo... keeper?"
"No", he went on to humorously explain for what seemed the umpteenth time, "zoology is biology without the plants".
It's a very common pre-med/dentistry major, but people assume he really wanted to be a zookeeper.
I'm thinking of it now because I felt like a bit of a zookeeper this past week, helping our animals adjust to their new surroundings.
We're having a new dog run delivered today - any minute in fact. That will be nice for the dogs as we don't like to just let them out to run willy nilly around the backyard without one of us out there with them. With that and the cold temperatures, they've been indoors more than they're used to.
Penny was due for a checkup and shots, so I found us a new vet and took her there on Wednesday. She's such a drama queen.
When we got back, Merlin seemed sad that we'd had some sort of adventure without him. I got out his harness and put it on him, and that seemed to make him feel better even though we didn't go anywhere. He's so easy to please.
The cat, on the other hand, is chomping to go outside. We weren't planning on letting him out for a good while since we moved, but in the meantime, we've learned that cats aren't allowed to EVER go outside within these city limits. Well, unless he's contained within the yard (fat chance). I think one of the main reasons he goes out is to get out and explore beyond his own yard. Cat leash? HA!
But he seems to be dealing with it, mixing it up with the dogs when he feels like a good scrap.
In the middle of all this change, Christmas is next week?!?!
I haven't done a whole lot in that regard. I don't think we'll get a tree since we're in a rental, but I feel I should throw up some lights, something. And gifts? Is it too late to shop? How about the old candle standby?