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    2013 - 08.17

    Alana, Morgan and I went to interview Dr.Miner  at his work place, Brighton Animal Hospital. We loved to see all of the animals and learned a lot. That was my first time ever going into an animal hospital. These are the questions we asked him and  a summary of the answers.  


    STARS (me far right) at Brighton Animal Hospital

    US: Have you done anything you consider gross?

    Dr. Miner: Um sure it doesn’t really bother me because I’m used to it but I would say that there’s a task that we have that isn’t  the most present. Once in a while we have animals that come in that are loaded with maggots and it eroding the flesh and they smell like rotten flesh and you know that that’s pretty bad. One time we had a dog come in and its eye was completely gone and it was just had all maggots inside it. That was really tough to see.

    Cool fact: Euthanasia means putting an animal to sleep.

    US: How many animal abuse cases do you  get?

    Dr.  Miner: Not too many. If we are suspicious of something we’ll call the S.P.C.A. and they will look into it.

    Cool fact: Animal abuse cases are hard to prove

    US: What kind of schooling do you have to go through to be a veterinarian technician?

    Dr. Miner: Two years but most colleges are changing to four years of colleges.

    Cool fact: They lightly sedate the animals.


    This is Dr. Miner talking to us in the operating room.

    We had a great time at the vet. We learned so much. Knowing all this information just made me want to be a veterinarian even more.  We also learned that they have about 265 appointments per week. And 71% were dogs, 29% cats and 1% other. They only have 3 veterinarians and 3 veterinarian technicians working at that small hospital.

    i am a blogger

    2013 - 08.13

    I like to blog because it’s a fun way to tell my story and write about things that I love. Blogging is when you write about something like stories and/or information. I would like teens to read my blog because I want them to connect to me. 

    I really love that I can write about anything. Some things you can write about are your life, school, friends, family and yourself. I hardly write but I write at home in my little book about my life. It isn’t really about science. One thing I don’t like about writing on blogs is that you have to check spelling, you have to make it make sense, and also I don’t like it so much because I have to use correct grammar. But one thing I like about blogging is that we can put more details in the blog and with proper English. So when I’m writing to myself no one see’s it so it doesn’t  matter but when I’m writing on here people see it and it makes me feel like it needs to be perfect.


    working hard or hardly working?


    I find blogging to be really fun. I can be creative and write what is really on my mind. I hope to get the reader’s attention and inspire teens to follow their dreams and never give up. Blogging gives me a place to explain my goals and tell other kids about what matters to me. That’s what I am doing- following my dreams in science, veterinary medicine, and acting.

    A great rapper and singer once said “don’t follow your dreams, lead them” –lil crazed. This means that you should go after your dreams and never give up. I look up to him because he knew what he wanted and went after it. And he made it. That’s what I want to do with being a veterinary technician and actor, go after what I believe in. Hopefully my readers go after what they believe in and succeed.


    German shepherd

    2013 - 08.08

    my dream dog (www.free-extras.com )

    German shepherds are my fav. dog ever! I am planning to get two of my own when I get older. They are so kind and protective.  Ever since I was a little kid I always wanted a German shepherd.  I use to see them on t.v all the time and I fell in love. They have long ears and most of the time they are black, brown and blonde. Fur color is determined by a lot of factors. For example,  the fur color of labradors is determined by two different genes. Punnet squares can be used to find the genotype of a trait (eye color, skin color, fur color)  and based on this you can determine the phenotype. My parents both have  dark brown eyes and I came out with blue eyes.  They must of had dominant brown and recessive blue genes, which means I got both copies of the recessive blue gene.

    German shepherd are also known as K9 dogs. German shepherds live up to 13 years. This breed comes from Germany.  German shepherds are loyal, watchful, courageous and intelligent.


    German shepherd baby (germanshepherdappreciation.tumblr.com)

    They make awesome family pets as well as skillful dogs in the police deparment. Police use them at crime scenes. The shepherds are used to find drugs or chase down bad guys. Other then their good looks, a German shepherd’s sense of smell is good for search and rescue missions. German shepherds also are quick at learning hand signs.


    German shepherd with a cop. (www.bbc.co.uk)

    Hello World!

    2013 - 07.25

    Hi, my name is Keyli. I am 17 years old and a junior at a big public high school in the city. I love to act and I love animals.

    I live with my father, mother, and sister. My sister is 20 years old. I love her but sometimes we don’t get along. Most of the time I hang out with friends. We go to the movies and to the mall. I consider them to be something like a second family and I don’t know where I would be without them.


    me and my best friend at school (me on right)

    After high school I’m planning to go to college for acting and to pursue veterinary medicine. I’m planning to go to college but somewhere outside of New York State . Other than attending college, I would love to travel around the world. I would like to experience other places around the world, because the beauty of other places interests me. Some places that i want to go to are Hawaii, Japan, Cuba and Hollywood.

    One of the reasons I want to study veterinary medicine is because I love lions. i started noticing them because the rapper lil crazed has a lion as his logo and i started to fall in love. The picture below, which i made using air brush, has the logo that lil crazed uses (the little white and black lion). I send a picture of it to him through Twitter and he retweeted me! Lions are cute and powerful. I think I can discover a lot about their behaviors through working at a zoo and observing them.


    my work of art that took me months to do.


    Other than lions, I love dogs. In fact, my family owns three dogs (and fish!). We have two poodles and one pit bull. Lions and pit bulls are both powerful and cute, which connects to my interests in veterinary medicine.

    Later on in life I can see myself getting married and maybe having kids but for now I’m focused on work, school, and helping my family. The work I do now will help me to succeed in life. I am determined to follow my dreams and Science STARS is helping me do that.

    Photo on 7-18-13 at 12.47 PM

    Day 1 : me working hard at blogging.