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Who Is The Master?

Posted in Nonsense, Tech Stuff with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2012 by Bob

As some of you know, our American Bulldog Piper, had a tumor on each of her back paws. Yesterday she had them removed. She has her feet bandaged and has to be very careful because the stitches are tight due to the size of the tumors, not a lot of skin to close with, etc. etc. Last night we coddled Piper as much as we could. We have to keep her downstairs so we helped her up on the couch and she slept most of the evening. Not sure if it was the drugs or she just had a long day, but poor piper looked stoned.

When it came time to go to bed for us, we determined that we were nervous about leaving Piper alone to chew her bandages off. So, I stayed downstairs and the plan was to sleep on the floor with the dog. The dog had other ideas.

After about 5 min., Piper decided she had enough of this floor nonsense and hobbled up over me and onto the couch. She somehow grabbed a pillow and put it on top of her paws and rested her chin on it. This is how she stayed the rest of the night. I stayed on the floor, sleeping more or less at HER feet, like a good master should.

She stirred a few times during the night making me think she might be licking or chewing so I kept waking up to check. She wasn’t. She was only shifting and went right back to snoring. My phone alarm went off this morning and I woke up. She was still sleeping peacefully. I once again dutifully got up, got her food, water and saran wrapped her bandaged feet so she could go outside so I could pick up after her.

It’s true. If aliens are looking down on us, they really will be confused as to who actually runs this planet.

So, with all of the SOPA, PIPA and whatever else is going on, I took a look at some of my posts and realize that I plagiarize a LOT. Mostly myself but, I do lift a lot of stuff from places. Not maliciously or anything like that. I don’t make money off of it. My question is though, if any of this passes, do I have to shut myself down if I complain to myself without due process of my own complaints? I thought of this this morning on my way into work. Then I heard Jon Stewart kind of did the same thing last night. Before I can get shut down … enjoy the clip of copyrighted material at the link below. If you don’t hear from me in the next few days, then we know SOPA passed. (sorry for it being a link, I don’t have time today to figure out how to embed in free WordPress again! One of these days I need to switch to self hosting … but anyhoo…)




A New Day A New Name

Posted in Tori with tags , , , on December 7, 2011 by Bob

Today, I finally heard Tori say her own name! At least I think it was her name. She says “Piper” (our snoring American Bulldog) pretty clearly. Tonight I distinctly heard her say ‘gbsjldori”. I am assuming it was her name because Jackie pointed at her and said “who are you?” She also started giving me kisses all the time. She didn’t used to because of my beard. She does now. Maybe it was because we were playing “more tickle” for about 20 min. I would tickle her, stop, she would say “moe” and I would tickle her some more. She loved it. I loved it too. I love being a daddy and I can’t wait for the next one 🙂

The Results Are In

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , on November 16, 2011 by Bob

A bit of a sad blog today. Maybe not really sad, but not really an upper of a post either. The other day I think i mentioned we tool Piper, our American Bulldog, to the vet for some sores/growths she had on 2 of her feet. She had been licking at them a lot, hence the cone pictures the other day. The vet took some cell samples and we got the results back today. She has some abnormal cell growth, some sort of basal cell something or other. Mrs. Voices took the message. Bottom line is, they aren’t anything malignant, but they are tumors and should be removed. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to have anything done until we come back from Vegas. I suppose it will be ok. We have waited this long. We just don’t want to have something done when we won’t be around to take care of her post surgery

On a brighter note, Piper’s ear smells better and once we have this done, she will stop licking her paws all night. Hopefully I will hit it big in Vegas to pay for it all. Tomorrow will be more up beat I promise!



Poor Piper

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , on November 10, 2011 by Bob

Piper has been chewing and licking her paws lately. So much so that she has some large sores on them. We are taking her to the vet this weekend for some antibiotics and to make sure she also doesn’t have an ear infection. Yeah, Piper and I are around the same age comparatively and we are both falling apart. We have a feeling that the vet is going to put a cone on Piper. We have tried bandaging, orange bitters all of the things to try first. No luck. We decided that if Piper is goign to have to be a cone head, then we were going to be the ones to give her her first cone. She looks so confused.

We love our Piper and hated putting this on her but, we want her to get used to it and maybe this will actually help her heal. The up side is the entertainment. Piper is a big dog. Because Piper is a big dog, she needs a big cone. Because she has a big cone, she gets caught on everything and she actually tripped on it going up the stairs. Jackie was laughing hysterically. I had to tell her she was going to wake Tori up. Usually she tells me that.

Hopefully everything will go well Saturday.

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