Monday, November 13, 2006

Toonie (on Tonka) is Spayed

From online etymology;

Spay:
"c.1410, "stab with a sword, kill," also "remove the ovaries of," from Anglo-Fr. espeier "cut with a sword," from M.Fr. espeer, from O.Fr. espee "sword" (Fr. épée), from L. spatha "broad, flat weapon or tool," from Gk. spathe "broad blade" (see spade (1))."

I have always thought that it was "spade", like the cards or the shovel. In both cases you can see the derivation. Well, I could just imagine the vet with a shovel doing the dirty but necessary deed. With our very recent pet history, it was a tense event.
The vets last name was,-get this: "Hotvet". I said "Is this a made-up name?"
The technician said, no it was not.

Hotvet. Spayed. Toonie is doing well.

1 Comments:

Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Hot Vet? Glorious.

10:31 PM  

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