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Small Favors

Penny has been taking her synthetic thyroid stuff for nearly a week now… Lemme tell ya. Monster, our gnarly old peke, shown here, being himself: Monster also had a thyroid issue (again, not the bug eyes) that came on at … Continue reading

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Update: The Pug’s Waistline Not Entirely My Fault

I feel mildly less like a killing with kindness mama as it appears my dear Penelope does have an underactive thyroid. I mean, for a little dog she had put on a goodly amount of weight. And while she’s a … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Supernumerary Nipple

Penny, if you hadn’t noticed, is an odd girl. There’s the tongue, and the trick knees, and as the Dorktor who made the housecall here mentioned, “Hey, doggy, you’re wall-eyed!” She has an odd amount of pug mammaries, too. My … Continue reading

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Inner Panoramic Cameras

I think the only reason I’d go into medicine is because they do have some awesome tech toys. Sometimes awesome in their high techniness, sometimes awesome in their simplicity. I did the cardiac stress testing thing yesterday. It was expected … Continue reading

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Well, Phew

I may feel like absolute poop on a stick (there’s an image fer ya) but at least, for now, it seems I have dodged riding an exercise bike with a wire in my heart. I hate to be one to … Continue reading

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There’s a Name for This

I was actually told last night that the name was “Ridiculous.” Seems right. Dread Pirate Ridiculous Penelope Glottis. It’s a cute little pirate suit. Let me tell you, pugs are oddly shaped. I at least felt like this was something … Continue reading

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I Heart Cardiologists (Get it?)

Well, come on, one did save my dad, now. How can I not heart them? I spoke with my sweet GP on Saturday and decided I would go see the local cardiologist guy. As I said to her, “I suppose … Continue reading

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What We Have Here Is A Failure to Communicate

Some medical terminology is so awesome. I like immune system derangement. I like when something that is absolutely life threatening is described as “inappropriate.” I also like the fact that heart chambers and lungs actually exhibit diplomacy skills insomuch as … Continue reading

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The Grind

Okay, while browser crashing is far less frequent with my 32bit Ubuntu install, it does not use my RAM in the same efficiently awesome manner the 64bit version did, so I tend to find my photo editor crashes a freakin’ … Continue reading

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It’s Not Me, It’s You…

At any rate, I thought that perhaps maybe a few off BIOS settings were screwing with my system enough that I couldn’t keep Firefox up and running for love nor money. So I switched them over in Kubuntu 11.04 64bit … Continue reading

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