Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Dogs! Cats! Exotics!

You know why it's great to have a boyfriend who can appreciate the finer elements of web design and blog geekiness? Because when I say things like, "You know, just a bar graph," he comes up with that little gem over there on the right.

I like statistics and I thought you might like to see some too. It's not 100% accurate because sometimes when I get home at 3am it's hard to remember just how many dogs with diarrhea I saw that day, but it's damn close.


At 10:56 AM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Chris Teso said...

Now if he was only able to develop that stuff on his own ;P

At 5:48 PM, July 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, maybe... But then again, it's just a blog.
I must say though, your flash work is really serious. You should definitely distribute the folio as a widget for other people to use.. It's a great UI.

At 11:44 AM, July 13, 2006, Blogger Chris Teso said...

Thanks for the compliment Paul. I've thought about widgetizing some things... just havent gotten around to it. Nice work with Aurgasm.

At 4:55 PM, July 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, why are there more cats euthanized than dogs? Is it because they have shorter lifespans (higher cat turnover, basically), or because there are more cats in NYC?

At 5:10 PM, July 14, 2006, Blogger Anne said...

I thought about that after I looked at the stats. I think the reason is this... Most of these cases are cases that I've seen on emergency. Cats tend to present with a one or two week history of "hiding under the bed" or "maybe not eating" at which point for most them their disease is fairly advanced. Dogs, on the other hand, because they are walked daily and have more personal contact with their owners present much earlier in the course of their disease - say one or two days. Dog owners in New York are intimately familiar with their dog's poop and pee since they see it on the sidewalk each day.

So I think it's just a matter of point of intervention. Generally speaking, medically we have a better chance at success earlier on.

At 5:12 PM, July 14, 2006, Blogger Anne said...

Oh and just for informative purposes... Cats actually have longer lifespans than dogs. Dogs range from about 8-15 years with little dogs living longer than big dogs. The range in cats is more like 14-20. I regurlarly see 18 and 19 year old cats! I remember when I worked as a technician we'd see cats that were older than I was.


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