Thursday, January 31, 2008
Midwest Eye Conference
I leave tomorrow for the weekend Midwest Eye Conference in Oklahoma City, where a group of veterinary ophthalmologists and some veterinary pathologists will gather to discuss cases, swap jokes and eat cowboy food. In fact, the entire theme of the conference is The Cowboy. Well, what else is there to do in Oklahoma City? Although I normally don't like it when people put clothes and such on their pets (sorry Mr Ether), the dog above was irresistable. I even put the photo in my talk, whic describes a rare, weird eye tumor of dogs. I mean, you can only look at tumors for so long, right?
The above photo shows a cross-section through an eyeball, which was mounted on a microscope slide and stained. This eye contains an example of the weird tumor but without those cool little arrows, I can't really point them out. But thought I'd show that I wasn't just going to enjoy the nightlife in Oklahoma City.
A big thrill for me, personally, will be a private and free tour of the Museum of the American Cowboy. I can hardly wait. I'll have to remember to bring my camera. I'm wondering if this is the museum where they have Roy Roger's horse, Trigger, stuffed and mounted. Or was it Roy himself? Guess I'll find out soon enough. And the possiblity for tacky postcards is almost too much to contemplate.