“All Creature Great and Small” by James Herriot
I still refuse to call you diary because diaries are for girls. So I flunked out of vet school that my dear brother was paying for and he yelled at me. I guess I deserved it for flunking. Siegfried still has me working at the practice though so I guess it is okay. I don’t like morning calls. I mean shouldn’t I get as much sleep as I need so I can be alert on a call? Apparently not because I still get scolded by my brother. He and I play tricks on each other all the time. I guess we are like all other sets of brothers. He usually falls for my pranks while I never fall for his.
The only person who got me in a pranked was Herriot, my co-worker at the practice. We spent all afternoon pushing the uterus into a very fat cow after she pushed it out. He called me over the phone and said “Aye, there is summat wrong,” he bawled. “She’s putten it out again.” I started to panic over the phone. He stayed in character the whole time. Before I hung up the phone I asked him if it was completely out. That was when he started to laugh over the phone. I was so angry with. I started yelling profanities over the phone at him. I was so angry at him but I have to that it was a good trick. I will never tell him that though. Herriot has become like my brother.
Till next time,