Saturday, September 25, 2010

My first time.... at the GOAT Farm

Tuesday night I visited a Goat farm in rural Bowling Green with the BGSU pre-vet students. I am getting large animal and farm animal experience needed as a prerequisite to get into Veterinary Med school. When I attended the Stem event at BGSU a couple of weeks ago, I made contact with the Pre-vet students from BGSU, in which I was invited by the President of the student organization to go with them to the farms. Since UT doesn't offer this as a class or feature in the curriculum, its an advantage for me. Before applying for graduate school, its advised to have these experiences and instead of seeking this out on my own and going by myself, I have a group now that I can go with.

It is also a requirement to have at least 80 hours with a Veterinarian. Plus, all the studying I will have to do between now and next summer preparing to take the MCAT's, which will be 1 year out from hopefully attending Vet school, since I hope to graduate 2012 with my Bachelors in Biology. Looks like I am going to be very busy this next year or so! Probably won't have much time to work, compete in pageants or anything else for that matter! I would love to win a local title but I just can't fit as many pageants in to my schedule this year, not like I did last year. :(( I do really need to concentrate on these internships and MCAT's. My future depends on me successfully completing all the requirements before I can apply next year, so I have a limited amount of time to get it done plus taking full load of classes too! In addition to my responsibilities as Historian of Kappa Kappa Psi, which I have to attend all events and document with pictures and planning events such as the Band Banquet on Dec 4th which is my job to take care of it. So I am keeping very busy right now too! I will also be working with the TAHS starting in January helping with the after school programs with the Girl Scouts, in addition to my volunteering at the TAHS, and my summer camps teaching kids about being a responsible pet owner. PLus.... much much more to come!

Anyways, my Goat farm experience was a lot of fun and very informative. I will update this later with more details. I am going to sleep now since I have to be up in a few hours for the Race for the Cure.... please check back for pics!!!

<3 Jess

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dog Days of September tomorrow....

Adoption Events
Dog Days of September
by Stautzenberger College
Stautzenberger College is back once again with the Dog Days of September 2010 featuring the ever popular Seventh Annual Wiener Dog Nationals back at the Lucas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Admission is FREE as always so bring the entire family including the dog(s) for a fun filled day with plenty of activities and entertainment. Dog-related vendors will have plenty of freebies and great deals on products and services. Food and refreshments will be available all day. Even Doggy Rest Areas will be set up for the four-legged members of the family to take a break and get some fresh water. Kids will enjoy crafts and activities at the childrens area.
Don’t have a dog, or looking to add another to your family? Numerous dog rescue groups will be represented with plenty of pooches up for adoption.

Saturday September 18
Lucas County Rec Center / Fair Grounds
1406 Key Street
Maumee, OH 43537
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stem event at BGSU...

I assisted the Toledo Area Humane Society as they participated in the STEM event at BGSU on Saturday morning from 9 am - 1pm. It was a first time event and there were 100's of kids there participating in all the events. In addition to the TAHS, there were other vendors with games and activities for kids too!

At the TAHS booth we handed out paperwork... flyers of upcoming events, newsletters amd education programs offered by the TAHS. We played a game with the kids.... matching a picture of different dogs by a description and information about the breed. Plus, we played with Brutus....yes named after the OSU Buckeyes mascot. Brutus is a 4 month old Chiweinie,known as part Chihuahua and Dachsaund, also referred to as a "mutt" breed but in Hollywood it would be Chiweinie lol. Amyways, Brutus in is first debut event got to meet and greet the kids plus learn some socialization skills, which I think he did very well. Brutus belongs to Jackie one of the educators at TAHS and was adopted from the TAHS when his mother and 3 other pups were surrendered to the TAHS when he was 3 days old. He was fostered out until able to be adopted at 8 weeks.

It was a fun event and I get to be more involved with event and appearances made by the TAHS... more than just walking dogs and cleaning cages when I do my basic volunteer work which I also love to do. But it's a chance to relax some from collegiate chemistry and molecular genetics is consuming my life again lol. Its a reminder of why I am doing this..... for the pets and animals. Plus I made a connection with BGSU pre-vet students as well, and received an invitation to come to the farm where they go and get some large animal experience with them..... so excited!! So life is good!!

Here are some pics from the event.....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My commercial

My commercial with the Toledo Humane Society is now being played on Channel 13.... hope you get to catch it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The dancing Merengue dog....