Monday, January 3, 2022

Milliron Monday: 50 Years

Abbott "Pete" Smith D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010
Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017), including his wife Jody (1938-2021). 

"To go back is impossible in existence. The river
needs to take the risk of entering the ocean 
because only then will fear disappear.
Khalil Gibran

Fifty years ago today, on Monday, January 3, 1972, Jody wrote in her daily journal:

Cleaned house
Cleaned up old school desk for book display stand

Took pups down to clinic, had 3rd DHL shots

The day was probably like today, a normal day in January. If we could go back and visit with Jody, we would find her caring for her dogs, horses, and family. Fifty years ago. Seems like a long time, but Jody's words have not faded. Here's more...

Tuesday, January 4:
Shane, DHL boosters
Fritz removed shoes, trimmed feet, Preek, Silver
Trimmed Maverick and Apple

Hurt - left leg on sheep
Worked on leg

Worked on desk - wrote letters

Wednesday, January 5
Worked on leg
Mended coats
Ran errands - bank, etc., took Missy
Worked on desk

Thursday, January 6
Made caramel pudding cake

Friday, January 7
Left for Citreon dealer
Bill drove Pete's car
Got new Station Wagon!
Stopped at Gary, Aggies, saw Jessie, went snowmobiling

Saturday, January 8
Episcopal Church
Baked cake, made lemon sauce
Picked up Pat's iguana at Fosters
Pat - left eye hurt playing basketball
Dinner - Perkins, Gary Duncan, Jan Crall
Have a great week ahead.

Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.


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