I Will Now Resume My Regular Richarding Schedule

So today was Our Big Day, the once-every-three-year-big-long-exhausting-nerve-wracking AAHA Inspection to keep our veterinary AAHA-Accreditation. I’m happy to announce that we passed with flying colors, so I can now return to my normal Richarding routines. I am unbelievably grateful that, in honor of this very important day, I successfully resisted the urge to check Twitter, WordPress, Facebook, Armitage forum discussions and what-not while Inspector Lisa was in the house. I mean, if I’d seen that latest tweet in the midst of the inspection, it could have been disastrous…

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Yes. This is #Winning.

Inspector Lisa: Will you please tell me your protocol for technician safety in the radiology room?
Me: RAdiology??

Inspector Lisa: What protective eyewear do you and your employees use during dental procedures?
Me: Eyewear. No, unfortunately. I saw none. But… eyes of blue. His eyes are so damn blue.

Inspector Lisa: Does your surgery suite have positive pressure ventilation?
Me: Positive pressure. Positive pressure. I think someone applied the right amount of positive pressure to induce him to tweet that selfie. Positive pressure is my friend.

Inspector Lisa: Do you run blood typing tests before every transfusion?
Me: Yes, blood typing. My blood type is the hot-running type. It’s running hot at the moment.

Inspector Lisa: Does your practice offer OFA hip certification radiographs?
Me: Did you say Lip Certification?

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All’s well that ends well. And thankfully, the boys – I mean puppies and kittens- can now return to the fridge.


  1. sparkhouse1 · October 16, 2014

    LOL, and congratulations


    • jholland · October 16, 2014

      Thank you! We’re pretty delighted… Ladies retreat to celebrate next weekend! We’re going to a lake cabin where we plan to soak in the hot tub, mix drinks and watch funny chick flicks. This is the first time I’ve wished RA was in a good funny chick flick. lol


  2. jazzbaby1 · October 16, 2014

    Congrats on acing your inspection and, yeah, he can be totally distRActing, can’t he?


    • jholland · October 17, 2014

      He’s distRActing any and every day. This selfie is a whole new level of distRAction. I just about fell out of my seat at my daughter’s ballet class when I saw it. lol


  3. Helen · October 17, 2014

    Congratulations! 😀 Yes, wouldn’t a chick flick be good… We know he’d be brilliant. You could take Harry along, of course…


    • jholland · October 17, 2014

      Yes, Harry might fit the bill. Of course, that would confirm my Advanced Armitage Affliction to the employees. Now they’re telling me it’s going to be Magic Mike, Bridesmaids and Dirty Dancing. I’ve only seen Dirty Dancing. Like a hundred times in the 1990’s. The other two will be new to me =)


  4. Servetus · October 18, 2014

    Congratulations. Back to SOP.

    Liked by 1 person

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