What do Louisiana’s statewide elected officials do when they’re off the clock? Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain invited me out to Covington, to show me.
“The main building here is over 10,500 square feet now,” Strain said, as he looked fondly at Claiborne Hill Veterinary Hospital.
“How big was it when you started?” I asked.
“15-hundred,” he said, as we walked in the front doors.
“These are the original doors. Just think how many times they have open and closed for healing, over the past 31 years,” he said with a smile, as a parakeet in a cage on the front counter began to chatter at him.