Tuesday, we went to the Sherwood South Animal Hospital for a field trip. We had 57 children and 16 adults there for this activity. They split us up into 2 groups and took us around to see what they do at the animal hospital. We went there a couple of years ago but they were not as busy this day as they were last time so we didn’t get to see quite as many things.
Here are the two groups getting ready to start the tours:
This is the dental area.
Surgery prep area and operating room
Ian’s looking at a dog that is having to stay in an oxygen tank. We’re not quite sure what was wrong with him.
Listening to one of the vets talking to the group and getting ready to pet Gumbo.
This is a hairless cat that they showed the children and gave them the opportunity to pet. I like the way someone describe this cat, “He’s so ugly, he’s cute!!!”
Being showed an inflatable flea and tapeworm.
Pretty kitty staying in the cat area.
Here are some of the doggy boarding areas. This would be Motel 6 compared to…
the Ritz Carlton!
In this area, they have the nice decorations. Private rooms with the their own TV and bed plus each room is themed such as Tiger Den (LSU), Lagniappe, and Mardi Gras (more South Louisiana) for examples.
In the waiting areas, they had a giant cage with little kittens running around for the children to watch while they were waiting. Also, they brought a couple of puppies for the kids to pet.
Here’s one of the mamarazzi, Candi, taking a break and slinging little Cole.
After the field trip, we went over to Mrs. Gina’s house for picnic and play. Several of us supplied food for the adults while the kids brought a sack lunch. Mrs. Gina had someone from her church come and sit with her youngest, Asa, and Candi’s little girl, Micah so that we could limit the number of strollers. Plus, this allowed me to get Asa his nap while we were gone. He was a very good boy and slept the whole time.
This is Asa enjoying his lunch.
Overall, it was a good day. We had bad weather which means the kids had to stay inside at Mrs. Gina’s for lunch and play which meant not as many people decided to stay. We still had a good crowd and the kids did very well for having to stay inside.