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Friday, July 03, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER: We now have a vet in the family

As most of you know, Shosh is the eldest of my two darling step-daughters and an occasional bloggo contributor. I have just received a telephone call from Corinna who went down to Hatfield to be with her today:

Shosh has passed her final Veterinary Examinations (with a merit), and as soon as she graduates will be a fully-fledged vet. Those of you who met her friends Becky and Aurelia at the last couple of Weird Weekends, will be glad to know that they, too have passed! Well done girls!

I am feeling ridiculously emotional about this, and am trying not to blub. I love both my step-daughters very much and could not have been prouder of darling Shoshannah at this moment if she had been my own flesh and blood!


Kithra said...

Many congratulations. Fantastic news, and well deserved to pass with Merit after all that hard work.

C-E C said...

Congratulations Shoshannah!


Tabitca said...

well done and congratulations to all xx

Syd said...

Congratulations Shoshannah and also to Becky and Aurelia.
You ladies are now on the road to making your fortunes. At least you are if you follow the path my former vet trod.
He passed his exams, worked in a practice then bought a partnership. He then bought the other vet out and after a while opened a second practice across town. After a few years he sold both practices and retired in his early forties.

stormwalkernz said...

Now Jon as a stepdad of 6 its ok to blubber you helped raise em.
"Even the toughest nut must crack sometimes" (Parker - THunderbirds Movie) so go ahead my friend they are tears of pride.

We Here are also sooo Proud of you SHOSH you are an inspiration as my grandaughter who desperately wants to become a vet.

Naomi said...

Congratulations, Shoshannah!