Thursday, April 18, 2013

the way it is

Why do people make their lives so complicated? There are things that complicated our lives over which we have absolutely no control, but there are so many people who seem to go out of their way to complicate their lives needlessly. I spent a couple hours at the DMV overhearing people talking to each other about their crazy-ass lives and presenting to the wickets all sorts of WTF? Stories in order to either renew their permits or plates.

It hit 29C (84F) – too hot too fast. The wind has picked up and it smells like rain. We are apparently in for ThunderstormTM tonight.

I love my vet, but I don’t want to hear from her. Sadly we got one of those calls. My dog had her yearly blood test and this year she came back positive for Heartworm. We had noticed she’d been breathing heavier and doing abit of coughing (which I had attributed to her incessant chewing of sticks) - we give her her preventative meds religiously!

It’s an awful treatment – she has one month of antibiotics to “soften up the worms”, Then she spend a day in the vet clinic so they can give her a serious and painful chemo-like shot and then she’s on one month of “complete rest” no walkies, she can’t even go out in the back unless she’s on a leash. Then back to the vet for two more shots and another month of complete rest. Not a fun way to spend the summer.

The shitty part is she’ll die without treatment and the treatment is “not without risk”.

Winds are really gusty now… I'm off to batten down the hatches and have a good cry.

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