Rambles in the hills
A couple of days ago, the Doctor and I went hunting.
As a new member of the club, I wanted him to have a good day. And it was. It was a glorious day. It was one of those crisp autumn afternoons, when the birds sang and the sun shone.
We were sitting on a rock, quietly enjoying the scent of the heather and bracken when a buck deer appeared. He was a magnificent specimen. He looked at us in that regal manner that only a buck deer can conjour.
Like lightning, Doc had his rifle up and sighted. He snapped off a quick shot. It was amazing to see the speed of his reaction.
It was a beautiful kill. One shot, straight through the temple. We went down to examine the body. It was a German tourist who had been just about to shoot the deer. B*st*rd! I hate people who kill for pleasure. We left him there for the foxes.
I think Doc is going to be a good addition to the club.
We were heading back, and he told me some of my blood test results were back. He apologised for mixing business with pleasure, but I said that was OK.
Apparently, I have a deficiency in my alcohol levels, and my nicotine count is alarmingly low. He gave me two prescriptions there and then. One is for three pints of Guinness to be taken nightly and the other is for 25 gms of pipe tobacco to be taken daily as required. These can be dispensed at the local pub and the tobacconist, in case the chemist is closed. And they are both covered by the Drug Refund Scheme. So it won’t cost me anything.
When you get older, it is vital to have a good doctor.
With a good trigger finger! 😉
Can you see if he is taking new patients grandad
Grannymar – He has an excellent trigger finger. As long as he keeps it on the trigger…….
Sean – He is very selective, but I’ll see what I can do. Why? Do you have prostate problems?
WHEW!!!!!! Glad to see you’re going after German tourists.
It makes a nice change for us.
God Bless America.
I wouldn’t count on it Nancy. I would put it more down to luck [good or bad, depending on your viewpoint]
My – a physician who prescribes on the fly AND hunts? He sounds a gem.
Rather like my own MD, who not only insists on sharing his ether on each visist, but absolutely insists I don’t exercise as it tends to spill my bourbon.
Hi Doc [not Doctor – we’ll have to sort that].
He’s good all right, but he does insist on no smoking or drinking. At least, not when he is examining me.
Once I can get him off the subject of anal probes, he’s the best bloke in the world….
My blood pressure always shoots up when I’m at work, but I just can’t get my doctor to agree that any kind of paid employment is a serious health risk and must cease immediately. Most unhelpful.
You will put the pub in Glencullen out of business if you keep shooting all their punters. I can see why that it might be fruitful hunting ground, it being the highest pub in Ireland.
Last week I met a woman being ordained in the American Episcopal Church, her husband is in a medical practice in upstate New York and goes out shooting things at the weekend. My thoughts on American clergy were knocked sideways when she said that she went shooting when she had the time. This definitely beats the odd C of I cleric who rides to hounds!
Nick – High blood pressure cause by the need to work seems to me to be a valid reason for a sick-note. You should change your doctor.
Ian – I often travel over to the Glencullen area. It is a great hunting ground. Though it isn’t the highest pub. There are about five pubs claim that and I believe a place in Kerry holds the distinction.
Anybody who goes shooting for sport should be shot.
The Slieve Blooms ain’t a bad hunting area either.
They’re not bad, TomTom, but a little on the small side. I prefer the rolling hills of Wicklow, the long winding Shannon, or the best of the lot – West Cork and Kerry.
I must write an article sometime – A Guide to Hunting in Ireland.
I used to do a bit of shooting years ago but ain’t done it in a while. Went clay shooting in Wicklow last week and surprised myself. 23 from 26.