We’ve been rejoined this last month by vet Becky Rowe, who
Worked in Llangollen previously for 3 years before leaving to go travelling with her partner. Since then Becky has seen a lot of the world, including working as a vet in New Zealand. It’s great to have her back and of course she’s slotted in very quickly. Becky’s partner Clive is also a vet. I’ve always thought Clive a rather unusual name, (and, to be honest, it’s not my favourite – though don’t tell my parents!) but last autumn I was at a Shropshire Veterinary Association meeting and got chatting to the guy next to me. I was mildly surprised when he introduced himself as Clive and more so when he pointed out that the man sitting the other side of him also shared the same name! Perhaps admissions tutors at the vet schools went through a phase when they liked the name.
Another case this month of a dog jumping off the small aqueduct over which the canal travels close to the Motor Museum in Pentrefelin. This is easily done. Your dog is up ahead of you as you take an afternoon stroll. It then jumps over a low wall beside the towpath not realizing there is a 20 foot drop the other side. Fortunately this was a small dog who landed lightly and, though concussed briefly, broke no bones. We had a whole spate of these a few years ago including a fatality and several broken bones. After a campaign British Waterways put up a warning sign but they wouldn’t raise the wall or add a railing because it is an ancient monument. So be warned, especially if you’ve been to the pub and your reactions are a bit slow.