I guess the best way to start this post will be to apologize for such a long break in-between posts. My only excuse is that well, life happens (like my laptop crashing at the worse possible time) and sometimes, we need to prioritize. In my attempt to do this, the blog had to take a back seat for a couple of weeks. In this post, l’ll attempt to review a couple of events I missed while I was away.
If you follow me on Social Media specifically my Instagram and Facebook Pages, you will see that this year l was privileged to attend Crufts Dog Show 2018. Crufts is the biggest Dog Show in the world and usually takes place annually in Birmingham, England. My experience at crufts this year was phenomenal and beyond doubts, eye-opening. It was so good it deserves a post of its own. Check back in a couple of weeks and that post should be up on the blog.
The last Saturday of April is celebrated worldwide as World Veterinary Day. This tradition started in 2000 as a means to celebrate veterinarians for their impact on society. The objective is to bring the importance of the Veterinary Profession to the society as well as individuals in focus. This year’s celebration was on the 28th of April, 2018. Every year, a theme is chosen and the theme for this year was “THE ROLE OF THE VETERINARY PROFESSION IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO IMPROVE LIVELIHOODS, FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY.” It’s important that people realize that beyond treating pets, vets play a major role in ensuring wholesome food for public consumption. We work in abattoirs as veterinary meat hygiene inspectors to ensure that only safe and wholesome meat gets to the consumer (you). Even though, the right and enabling environment is not always present in Nigeria- this piece by a senior colleague will make any sane human have second thoughts about buying beef in Nigerian open markets– vets still play a huge role in enforcing food safety. So, today, celebrate a vet you know, they may have saved your life without you knowing.
On the 29th of April, 2018, DrGbakstheVet blog was one! It’s been an incredible year of sharing and connecting with people all over the world. Even though in the last few months, I haven’t been as active on here, I appreciate every single reader, every comment, every like and every share. I do not take this for granted. I’m so thankful for supportive friends and family- my parents and siblings- you are the best. My husband, without whom, I wouldn’t get many of the pictures I use, who constantly pushes me to go for gold and reach for my dreams- I love you Olasupo! Most of all, I’m grateful to God for the privilege to do what I love, for the strength, grace and ideas.
In the spirit of celebrating the first anniversary of the blog, I’ll be doing a giveaway. The full details will be on my Instagram page- @drgbaksthevet (so kindly follow me, if you aren’t already). I actually promised to do this giveaway once I hit 200 followers, I’m almost at 300 followers now, so I apologize about that.
I think it’s worth mentioning here again that my instagram page usually has more regular tips and information than on here, so you can check me out there to get the best of both worlds.
Thanks again for your patience. Of recent, I’ve received a number of emails from readers with different dog enquires. If I haven’t replied you, I apologize. I will get to it as soon as I can. Thanks for the questions. Do keep them coming.
Here’s to a fantastic month of May. See you in my next post!
pS: There are two new dog films out so far this year. The first is Isle of Dogs and the other, Show Dogs out this May in the Uk!