Because of two new competing with a 3rd established veterinarian in our small city, it was obvious the animals would be needing an obituary page.
Obituary for Beloved Pets In March:
Spotty, a rather rotund Greyhound was found dead in the Cedar Pollen Park. An autopsy revealed Spotty had eaten onion rings from a bag of fast food left on the grounds. Spotty was very good at keeping rabbits out of the garden, but never could catch a Frisbee.
Whiskers a loving pussy cat was found tightly cocooned by kite string and pieces of chewed bubblegum stuck below the park slide. The owner playing with her new kitten said, “Whiskers never listened, but deserved better.” Whiskers was dropped off at the Animal Shelter for cremation.
Iris was a lovely coiffed white poodle who had found an unlocked gate and leaving the grounds had wandered into a nearby park where she was found dead near the monkey bars. An autopsy revealed she had eaten discarded shiny plastic wrappers of chocolate candies.
Francesca, a domesticated pelican ate a fast food fish sandwich it had found in the park. The bacteria in the tartar sauce caused the death. The owner not happy because he had bought this bird to raise for barbecue, but because the bird deceased he obviously cannot.
“Terrible goose loss” is how the DNR investigator termed 15 Mallard ducks floating with heads down and deceased in a clean waste water reserve pond. An autopsy revealed the cause of death from burnt firework chemicals left on the ground that had been washed by heavy rains into this retaining pond.
More on pages 25~32.