Monthly Archives: August 2011

2010 Called

For the record, I am composing this sucker on my phone. So if you see silly typos, it has a lot to do with my needing to trim my thumbnails. This time (or thereabouts) last year I was walking into … Continue reading

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Penny’s a Nine. In SO Many Ways

Penny, as you may well know, is an exceptional girl. For instance, she can put the evil eye on you just for dressing her up silly and taking her picture, then posting it up for everyone to see. I mean, … Continue reading

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Controlled Vocabulary

The library science world has a lot of bad ass sounding terms: controlled vocabulary, authority control… Most of these bad ass terms embody the idea that information and the language used to describe and relay it, in order to be … Continue reading

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Well, Yay

Penny has some news. Not only is the cast off (the bandana was off real quick), she is officially rid of a tumor that was essentially benign, normal looking mast cells. Nothing looked suspicious or nasty (though I think the … Continue reading

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Tick, Tick, Tick….

Hear that? The sound of nothingness. Not silence… You sure can’t call the air conditioning unit in here silent. Three days post-surgery and Penny’s hacking cough is a little less frequent, courtesy of cough medicine (thankfully supplied in handy pill … Continue reading

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I Stand By My Previous Statement…

Because the cardiologist was pretty confident breathing difficulties would mess up my cardiac stress test, and that would yield less than reliable output, I had to do that injectable crap. Now, it was short lived, but massively unpleasant. The cardiopulmonary … Continue reading

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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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