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  • Gail | lessons learned, over and over again | I grew up in Iowa, on a farm, surrounded by animals. Pigs, namely. Much of my desire to be a veterinarian was fueled by my environment, and I used to spend long hours in the barn, kneeling on a bed of straw, helping piglets be born and nurse and thrive. One of the defining moments of my childhood was a night I spent trying to revive a piglet that had recently been born, one that seemed to have a pulse but failed to breathe. I only had the faintest idea of what I was doing, and, honestly - knowing what I know now - I couldn't have done anything differently. But my failure to save that one life was particularly heartbreaking, and as I walked out of the barn that night and stared up at the cold December night sky, the stars so chillingly bright, I remember vowing that someday I'd be able to save those lives. Fast forward about twenty years, include a Bachelor's in Animal Science and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine... and I still sometimes I can't save them. Today I watched a lovely, sweet, young patient crash shockingly and unexpectedly, and despite all the treatments and medicine and therapy that

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    Such sweet #cute baby Animals #Baby Animals|

  • Nicole Maloney-Funk

    I love baby lambs!!!

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    Sweet Sheep

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I have never seen a sheep this white. But it looks good and maybe it just never went outside to play.

Our lambs were always born in January-February when it was soooo cold. We didn't have heat in the barn and I remember waking up many winter mornings with baby lambs warming in a box beside the wood stove.

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