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Claire Moxon-Waltz
Works at Scribe Select
Attended Drake University
Lives in Sackville, NB
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I've been taking quite a few pictures at the Sackville Waterfowl Park of the dragonflies and damselflies that make the park their home. I love their different colours and sizes, although they are notoriously difficult to pho...
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Today's post is a bit different. I know, usually I blog about birds and flowers and insects and sheep and other happy things. I love to share those things and I know that at least some of my readers enjoy them too. Today, ...
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It's Friday, so that means it's time to join in Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills. As usual, we have 3 topics for interpretation this week: the letter H, week's favourite, and single. The Letter H I'm a little bit off the...
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This weekend, while my parents were visiting, we decided to go to the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum. It is a wonderful museum based in the actual factory buildings which were constructed in 1838. It includes the main fa...
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I'm so excited because I purchased a new-to-me lens for the Canon Rebel T6 camera that Marc had received from work as his perk for reaching parts sales goals. I am still learning how to use the camera and its many settings, ...
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We had a significant thunderstorm on Thursday, which is unusual around here. The thunder didn't last very long, but it was loud! The rain was just torrential, and we really, really needed it. After the rain ended, I went o...
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I'm still picking some blueberries in my woods these days. I've just noticed recently that the blackberries have also begun to ripen, which is lovely, but is also a sure sign that the summer is coming to an end. I hope to g...
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I'm so pleased that there are so many species of birds near my new home. They make for hours of contented bird watching, and sometimes hours of study and occasional frustration in my attempts to identify them. Here are a fe...
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After 2 years and 8 months of having my 2 sheep being cared for by others, they have finally come home. I'm so pleased to have Tucker and Twilight back with me again! I just love those woolly faces! After putting in the ...
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It's Friday again, and that means it's time for Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills. This week's topics are: Starts with G, Week's Favourite, and Wheels. Starts with G My parents are visiting me at the moment, so I took the ...
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I was feeding the chickadees the other day, when a larger bird swooped by and the chickadees scattered. I thought at first it was a crow, but it was only a woodpecker who had momentarily caught the chickadees off guard. I h...
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Today's blog post´╗┐
Today is, as usual on a Friday, time for Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills. The prompts for today are "Starts with F," "Week's Favourite," and "Shine." Starts with F By wonderful happenstance, Marc called me outside yester...
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Technical Writing, Quality Management (ISO 9001), Instructional Design, and a myriad of other things.
Skills
Writing, editing, making a "dog's breakfast" of documents into a manageable package
Employment
  • Scribe Select
    Consultant, 2012 - present
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Sackville, NB
Previously
Moncton, NB - Halifax, NS - Des Moines, IA - Guelph, ON
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Independent thinker, crazy goat lady, and all-around renaissance chick.
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Survived 3 (almost 4) degrees, run my own business, remain largely sane, and knit a lot.
Education
  • Drake University
    Law
    Finished 70 of 90 credits towards my law degree before moving to Canada
  • University of Guelph
    M.Sc.
    Major in Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College
    B.Sc.
    Major in Environmental Biology
  • Saint Mary's University
    B.A.
    Major in English.
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After my cat, Izzy, was attacked by my own greyhound, she had serious wounds and needed immediate veterinary attention. The team at Riverview AH sprang into action and immediately provided Izzy with pain medication as well as a careful inspection of her wounds. She stayed overnight and had sutures to close the most serious wounds. Unfortunately, she had a drug resistant bacterial infection set in, and much of the skin around the wounds began to rapidly deteriorate and die, such that the sutures simply had nothing to hold onto. The Riverview team were able to send a sample to the vet college to determine the best antibiotic to treat the condition. Unfortunately, the infection was fast moving and she lost a lot of skin tissue in a short time, so the wound could not be sutured closed again. Initially the Riverview team chose to do a tie-over bandage, which was great for a period of time, but then the ties began to cause discomfort for Izzy. Following that, based on the team's recommendation, I began doing daily saline bandage changes. The Riverview team helpfully guided me through everything I needed to do to help Izzy heal. After a couple of training sessions, I was able to do the home care needed. We had to use sterile saline on newborn baby diaper pads to keep the wound area constantly moist. We also used honey to speed healing. Izzy was continuing on her course of antibiotics. I did the bandage changes twice daily to keep the wound clean and treated. They honey and saline bandages worked much more quickly than expected and Izzy's wounds healed in record time, shrinking daily. Her wound area went from an open patch about 4 x 5 inches to a patch about 2 x 2 inches in a matter of weeks. The patch closed over in time and she is now completely fine. The Riverview team of Drs. Moskovits, Pulman and Roussel, and their support staff, gave me the information and training I needed to be a part of Izzy's recovery. Being a pet care giver means being there through thick and thin, and even though treating wounds at home can be disturbing, it is tremendously rewarding to see how pets can bounce back and recover. I would never hesitate to recommend Riverview AH.
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