With two games to go in the season, the Cubs clinched the National League Central. Now they only have to get past three markedly better teams to get to the World Series...
"Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms.... But a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than a riot."—Robert Heinlein, Friday.
Happy primary election season!
Poor guy. I got two bits of bad news for Parker.
First, his bad butt has returned again, this time with bad, um, mouth as well. His vet suspects Crypto again, plus whatever else he may have picked up from his foraging in the yard. This time she was pretty direct in her prescription: No unsupervised, off-leash time at all, ever. So Parker will have to have walks with just me instead of going to the park or day camp for a couple of weeks. It also means that I won't just open the back door for him first thing in the morning any more.
Second, even though he's been the office puppy for more than a year now, the building manager told me yesterday Parker isn't allowed in the building any more. This surprised me, as no one has ever complained about him. We're still working this one out; I'll let you know how the appeal goes.
So, today Parker is recuperating at home, and fasting, which he doesn't mind given his morning. Tomorrow he's on rice and "sensitive stomach" dog food.
For the first time in eight months, my dog has no odor. None.
It turns out Petsmart has hypo-allergenic shampoo. (Last time they used stinky shampoo.)
That is all. Photo to follow.
Marcel Marceau died yesterday.
So did the St. Louis Cardinals, who were mathematically eliminated from the post-season.
A remembrance will take place Saturday 27 October 2007 at 11:00 in the Kenilworth Union Church chapel. A reception will follow.
Again, in lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Les Turner ALS Foundation in mom's name.
Nancy Aishton, 1946-2007
I love you.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in her name to the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
Note from the dog walking service yesterday: "He was great, as always. He looks real good in red. Went #2." (There were no hyperlinks in his note, of course.)
Sometimes the vignette on the ParkerCam makes me almost as happy as Parker. Like, seeing him just before the dog walker arrives:
But then there's a twinge when he's gone. At least he's happy:
And then he's back: