LET US GO THEN, YOU AND I, TO ... SUTURE YOUR PIG!
Hey, it's the last week of school! I'm so pleased! It's been difficult for me to survive 9th grade! Since I'm feeling cheerful, here's something for your eyes to feast upon -- please feel free to be grossed out at (or think it Kewl!) this box of pigs' limbs:
And why, Toi asks, is Moi sharing this resonant image? It's because Michael has an internship this summer, helping out at a free clinic in Nicaragua. As part of his training for that trip, he'd been learning some basic medical practices in the last month or so, like the Heimlich maneuver and, as regards the porcine references, basic suturing and splinting skills. The interns practiced suturing on these pigs' limbs! And big bonus: Michael got to bring home (ewwww in my elegant freezer) an extra piggy limb to, uh, practice on! (Gads: that's a huge piggy!)
Ah, the joys of raising a child to be a good, global citizen attuned to the world beyond a 5,000-population small town... Dude: slice 'em and stitch 'em!
Well, that's all fun.... and, suddenly, he's interested in a health care career! Wonder what would happen if I got him the entire pig!