William H. Macy: Young Veterinarian

William H. Macy once briefly studied to be a veterinarian. "We had to inoculate mink from a mink farm," he recalled years later. "That is the meanest animal in the world. They'd bring them in a gunnysack, and we wouldn't even take them out. With three pairs of gloves on, the last two of them being welder's gloves, I'd find where the head and tail were. And I got bitten every single time. Their teeth would penetrate the sack and three pairs of gloves. The doctor would be screaming, 'Hold the damn thing!' Also, I weighed 120 pounds at the time, and he'd say, 'Hold that cow! I told ya to hold it!' This while he's shoving a telephone pole up its ass.'"
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