All Things Bright and Beautiful - Chapters 31-33 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 31-33 Summary

In Chapter 31 Herriot treats a poodle suffering with gastroenteritis. Although Herriot tries a variety of different remedies, not of them relieves the dog's suffering. Finally, when the owners are at the point of wanting to euthanize the dog, Herriot tries putting the poodle to sleep for a few days, to relieve her suffering and let her body heal. This treatment works and the dog recovers.

At the beginning of Chapter 32 Herriot describes Sam. Sam is Helen's Beagle who has adopted Herriot and now keeps him company during his farm calls. Next Herriot recalls an experience where he was penned against a barn partition by a bull wanting to scratch an itch. Luckily the partition was rotten and the wood gave way, saving Herriot from being mashed to death by the bull. In a reversal of roles Herriot next writes about an experience when he was...

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