Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Horses Who Eat Potatoes

Horses who eat what? Yes, I said potatoes! Well, I did not say it per se, Corry Key, D.V.M., said it. Key is the author of Horses Who Eat Potatoes: And Other Truer-than-life Stories of "The Other Family Doctor".

It is with great pleasure that I share with you a few words from this treasure of a book. I will be sharing 100 words from page 22, midway through the book's title story of veterinarian Key's collection of stories...

     "Oh, she don't kick," I heard her owner say.
     (Now, if I had a dollar for all the times I heard that lie over the years, I'd be a rich woman today.)
     I reached for the tail again, slower this time, and both hind feet came up, not in warning, missing my right knee by a fraction of an inch. I managed to see that the mare had a tear in her perineal area (the area just under her tail) from the birth of her foal. Well, I thought, there is no way I can work on this horse in these conditions!

Sounds like the same old "My dog doesn't bite." tale many of us have heard a time or two!

As a registered book reviewer for, I received a free copy of Horses Who Eat Potatoes from the author in exchange for my honest review and while the full book review will be forthcoming, I did want to share a bit of my reading of the book with you.

Do you have a great read to share? Check out the guidelines for WoW Weekly 100 Words and hop along!