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since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

this weekend...

friday night i saw my niece and then had sushi at domo with amy. it was amazing as always. then we walked around the block we grew up on and i took her home. when i got back to b's, i noticed kolby had a bulging red thing over his eyeball. after a trip to mission med vet, i learned that it's a prolapsed third eyelid. and that it's common in small breeds. but it doesn't fix itself. i need to follow up with my vet tomorrow and consider surgery. fun.

mission med vet, by the way, is the most depressing place i've ever been. when we got there, a family was in tears over the loss of their dog. and as we were waiting to be discharged, we witnessed a woman being given her dead cat in a box. she tried to get her son to leave, but he was too upset to move, so she sat down in the waiting room, opened the box, and began to stroke the white fur of her cat -- all while moaning, "oh, precious. oh, oh."

needless to say, i was in tears.

got home about 11:30 that night, woke up at 7:30 saturday for a 4-mile run. and then went off to womego kansas to visit b's sister. that's where i ate the most amazing chicken of my life. why so amazing you ask? because it was topped with mustard, herbed BUTTER. omg.

and because you've read all the way through this post without quitting, you must care that i watched charlie wilson's war last night. was unimpressed. went to church this morning. looked at houses, and then went on another run.

now, time to make fish and veggies.

exciting huh?

:)

7 Comments:

  • At 7:01 AM, Anonymous ScooterJ said…

    Yeah an emergency vet is going to be a sad place many times. I had sadness there one time when I took my cat in after he got violently sick on the weekend and they discovered he had late-stage inoperable cancer.

    However they have sewn my dog back together 3 times and saved its live from a massive infection once, so my experiences there have been mostly positive.

     
  • At 9:55 AM, Blogger Kat said…

    Sorry to hear about the pups. I've been down the expensive-surgery-for-a-dog road and can empathize. Cassie had eye surgery, so we know of a great doc if you need one.

    On a different note, can you send on the recipe for the yummy sounding chicken? It sounds wonderful!

     
  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger The Steve that everyone likes said…

    Great post. What a cute little guy. And I don't mean the cat.

     
  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger Pensive Girl said…

    she's a girl...

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Faith said…

    I'm beginning to wonder just who "everyone" is and why they apparently like steve.

     
  • At 3:06 AM, Blogger elovewilson said…

    that's where my dog was put to sleep due to the heartless a** that ran her over last year...it IS a super depressing place. sorry about sad puppy...

    sushi sounds awesome...domo...mmm...

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger Applecart T. said…

    since i'm comment-aholicing right now all over your site: i would recommend westwood animal hospital. while we did have pre-euthanized kitty with us in the carrier in the lobby, we came at the end of the day like vets are supposed to schedule necessary / choice deaths, they are very conscientious about not spreading the pain by parading the dead back through the land o' the public (cat stayed there, came back as ashes in small box a week or so later). of course, if this is an emergency place — but still, they need two doors / waiting / exit rooms.

    they are also expensive, but yeah, dunno if eyelid surgery is "important." anyway, now that i've been through cancer trauma with a cat, i would recommend getting pet health insurance now, tho eye is going to be pre-existing condition. but still, can't beat $15 a month for stuff you know is going to happen / check-ups, etc.

     

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