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Friday, February 11, 2005

Friday DogBlogging - Unexpected Surgical Update 

I feel like I haven't been doing much else this week - no blog entries to speak of here... Most of the week was spent doing school (highlights included an American History test spanning English Colonization to Revolution; a Geography test on Oceania, Europe, and Africa; and Blade Runner in Film as Literature). Over on BucsBlug, we solved a tech glitch with the commenting tool with the help of a complete stranger; on OregonLive's 3a Girls' Hoops forum, I exchanged a bit...ditto on the Boys' Soccer forum. Here on johndoty.us, we resurrected the Issues pages from the '04 campaign, and will be cleaning them up to match the new page format during the next week or so. And of course, I have had an opinion or two at DailyKos.

Earlier in the week, we were touched by the story of a Ridgeback, lost unexpectedly. To bring life full circle, we lead today with a Ridgeback pup cradled in Jen's arms at UMN Vet school.

Also today, as promised last week, meet Nelson (on the right, with Tess and Jen's hand :))


Nelson and Tess will get to meet me in a little over a month, and then this summer, they may get to meet my pair, Indy and Sallah, who you've seen before, but today, meet them as I get them in the early morning. Also how much bed do they take up...?

Yes, there were cats before this UPDATE, but they are gone for now.

Indy came in with a pronounced limp and repeated vocal expressions of pain last night, that manifested any time she put her right hind leg through range of motion (standing still was fine). Either roughhousing with Sallah or the two of them going through the dog door simultaneously seemed the culprit. I took her in to my vet this afternoon, after having her sleeping under my desk at school all day. The verdict is an ACL rupture, and approx $1150 of surgery. This will be financially interesting, but she is young enough and the quality of life degradation is pronounced enough, there really aren't any options. More as I know more...


I am adding a paypal button, in case anyone is inclined to assist.

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