Gentleness

She was the best vet my furry baby could have ever had. Dr. P followed all procedures by putting a muzzle on her mouth, before treating her.

But the gentle submission and total absence of resistance always surprised me. The bedside manners of a doctor influence a patient more than the medicine. It matters a lot when my heart was in the mouth, seeing the baby’s suffering.

I coined the term ‘tenderness of needles’ as I saw my baby getting vaccinated and taking it in her stride quite naturally. Today, this picture reminds me of both doctor and patient again.


Written for Friday Fictioneers

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35 thoughts on “Gentleness

  1. Our cat has been unwell for several months and Friday, she’s to get dental surgery. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but her immune system has become compromised. If she survives the surgery, we’re all hoping that fixed teeth will put a spring in her step!
    The ‘gentle submission’ and ‘absence of resistance’ makes me think of our cat. She is such a gentle, passive being.

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