As the Tail Wags – “Krystal Has an Idea”

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Season 1, Episode 28

Last time we met, Krystal Sullivan had asked to leave the hospital to be alone with her thoughts. She had left behind a dying man whom she knew would spend his final hours alone and frightened. The guilt consumed her but she tried to be strong by telling herself she did everything she could do that was within her power.

She and her yellow lab, Fantasia, drove out of town. The summer sun was starting to make it nice and warm. Krystal decided to put the top down on her convertible and try to get away from the sad situation at the hospital. She would distance herself, both figuratively and literally.

Soon she was ten miles out of town on a quiet country road. Things were peaceful out here and Krystal felt she had done the right thing. She could have stayed at the hospital and finished her shift, but she would have been going through the motions and the day would have seemed endless.

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As the Tail Wags – “Slipping Away”

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Season 1, Episode 27

On our last visit, we were at the hospital where Old Man Jenkins lay dying in the Critical Care Unit. Krystal Sullivan had just reviewed his chart and discussed his situation with one of her fellow nurses. Jenkins had been admitted with an injury to his shoulder but his condition had taken a turn for the worse.

Apparently he had an allergic reaction to some of the medication he had been given. His temperature had spiked and remained dangerously high. His white blood cell count was also alarmingly high. Basically he was a dying man.

There was discussion of notifying next of kin. However they were having difficulty finding any family he had locally or even any relatives outside the area. Krystal was numb as she watched the heart monitor.

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As the Tail Wags – “Old Man Jenkins Gets Worse”

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Season 1, Episode 26

When we left the last time, we were inside the Labrador Falls Regional Hospital where patients involved in the traffic accident the night before were recovering. Krystal Sullivan was a nurse who worked at the hospital and had checked in for her normal day of work.

She had been out yesterday with her dog, Fantasia.  They had gone to the dog park and stopped when they reached the accident last night on their way home.  By coincidence, Krystal had helped both of the accident victims.

She had just checked up on the young woman, Chelsea Baker, who was resting comfortably on the 5th floor. She was about to make her way down the  Critical Care Unit on the basement floor. She had a feeling that something was not quite right with David Jenkins.

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As the Tail Wags – “Hospital Report”

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Season 1, Episode 25

Last time we looked in on the sleepy town of Labrador Falls, we found life returning to normal after a surprise thunderstorm. The morning was bright and fresh after its bath last night. There had been a traffic accident that involved some of our dog friends.

Krystal Sullivan was working at the hospital where she was a nurse. She had looked in the hospital records for the two accident victims she had helped with last night. She found where Chelsea Baker’s room was. Chelsea had broken her arm and was on the fifth floor.

When Krystal did not see David Jenkins on the list of patients in the general pop (population) she looked at the list of patients in the Critical Care Unit (CCU). She was taken aback briefly when she found his name among the patients on this list.

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As the Tail Wags – “A New Day In Labrador Falls”

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Season 1, Episode 24

The night finally came to an end in the city of Labrador Falls. The evening’s events included a gathering of many dogs at the Labrador Falls Dog Park, including a dog fight (Samson) and an announcement of impending motherhood (Chloe).

Then came the surprise rainstorm about the time the park was ready to close. On the way home there was a bad car accident that caused an injury to one of the dog owners (Old Man Jenkins).

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As the Tail Wags – “The Dog Version”

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Season 1, Episode 23

Last time, we were at the Johnson house and things had gotten chaotic until peace was restored. Three dogs came charging into the house from outside. Two of the dogs belonged to Al and Sandy Johnson and the other belonged to Old Man Jenkins from next door.

A fourth dog was added to the mix when Krystal Sullivan went to her car and brought in her yellow lab, Fantasia. All four dogs had been at the dog park earlier that night. Now they were all in the Johnsons’ back yard.

“So, Rex. Tell us all about the accident,” said Tillie. Tillie and Rex were the dog equivalent of boyfriend and girlfriend. Although Rex lived right next door, there was a fence between them so they really only got to spend time together when both were at the dog park.

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As the Tail Wags – “Nighttime Attack”

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Season 1, Episode 22

There was quite a commotion just as we left off last time in Labrador Falls, at the home of Al and Sandy Johnson. Fellow dog owner Krystal Sullivan had come to their door looking for the dog who lived next door to them. It’s owner, Mr. Jenkins, had been in a car accident and was in the hospital. Krystal had set out to try to find the man’s dog, Rex.

Both women had just stepped out in the back yard looking for Sandy’s husband, Al. All of a sudden there was a big commotion as Krystal let out a scream of terror. She thought she was being attacked by three dogs. She instinctively turned her back and crouched low, awaiting impact.

There were three dogs all right, but these were happy dogs. They came up to the two women and were licking and wagging their tails. In the heat of the moment it seemed as if the dogs were attacking, when actually they were just coming back inside from being outdoors.

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