Excellent Animal Care at Wags & Tails Veterinary Clinic

The first time I went to Wags and Tails was to bring in a rescue dog straight from picking him up from the streets (with the assistance of CARA Welfare Philippines because I could not have done it on my own). The dog was old and limping because one of his forelegs was swollen and wounded. He wasn’t used to being collared and caged so he became really agitated and feisty when we got him.  I have been feeding him in the streets for weeks and that was the first time I heard him growl.

I worried how we would be able to help him further if he would be uncooperative like that. Fortunately, the wonderful people at Wags and Tails expertly handled him. They knew how to deal with scared animals and they understood that he wasn’t used to the new surroundings and people. They tested him for distemper (negative, thankfully since this is a highly infectious disease), administered rabies vaccine and took an x-ray of his limping foreleg. The doctor explained to me well what was done and what more needed to be done.

I left Brownie (yes, I love classic names) under the care of the vets at Wags and Tails until his limp gets better. On occasional visits, I’ve seen that there’s always improvements in his condition. The wound and swelling on his limp are healing nicely. Brownie also looks relaxed now.

Because I really love the way they took care of Brownie, I also brought my cat there for his vaccinations. My cat turns into an angry tiger whenever he’s someplace new but they were able to give him his shots anyway.

Wags and Tails offers reasonable rates, maintains clean premises and has good facilities. Conveniently for me, they accept credit card payments. There’s also ample parking space and it is situated near a lot of other restaurants and cafes in case clients want to make a sidetrip. Most importantly, I trust the veterinarians and animal handlers there to be calm, competent and gentle with my pets while giving them proper medical treatment.

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The Biggest Challenge at the Guerilla Race 2014 – 21k Panther Edition

happy pics before race officials questioned me in front of elite runner to appease her
happy pics before race officials questioned me in front of elite runner to appease her

Dear Guerilla Race Organizers,

I came in THIRD at the 21k race finish line but an elite runner claimed she was the one who really finished third. Guerilla Race officials decided to question me and test my memory of the obstacles, routes, roads, “clubhouse”, etc. I encountered along the way.  It was explained to me that elite runner was part of the top three that ALWAYS won their races.  I had to prove myself and i failed. Although I frequently double-checked and asked for directions from race marshals along the route, perhaps I missed a turn. Fortunately for Guerilla Race organizers, I had no intention of being dishonest during your “interview”.

Perhaps trying to not get lost along the course was all part of the challenge.

I just wonder… why was I the only one required to prove myself? Why were the others not questioned also, even just for the impression of fairness? Should non-elite runners really expect this kind of treatment? Is this the fair and impartial system implemented for all your past and future guerilla races?

I paid for 21k so that I could run 21k regardless of whether I won something or not. If I wanted a shortcut, I would have signed up for 5k. I completed all my obstacles and incurred no burpee penalties. If I missed a turn, then there were not enough signs and marshals along the way. And if you listed me in third place, the verification should not have been done at my INCONVENIENCE only.

After all, I had already been shortchanged for the 21k course I paid for.

Perhaps more money should be spent on the betterment of the race course for all instead of on the awarding of hefty cash prizes to the few.

I wish I could send you back my finisher’s medal and shirt without further inconveniencing myself.

Sincerely,

Mirell
21k Registered Runner

‪#‎respectforallrunners‬
not ‪#‎guerillarace‬ not ‪#‎guerillarace2014‬