Sorry, I couldn’t think of a good title. This silly one reminded me of when my British ex called to tell me his flat had been burgled. I’d never heard that noun → verb usage and it tickled me. Another good one is buttle, as in “A butler buttles.”
After the boil incident, I didn’t think the receptionist could again shock me with her lack of discretion. That was until yesterday, when she asked me if I knew of anything that helps with constipation.
Poor Abbs has been sick. She had a terrible UTI and an ear infection. I was so worried but she’s doing MUCH better.
When the vet first asked me to get a urine sample, I chortled heartily. That’s just not a one-person job, nor does it afford anyone involved any dignity. I left Abbs at the vet so they could try to get a sample from her but she refused to drink or do her business – feisty girl! Eventually she relented when the vet and I tag-teamed. In situations like this, I’m always reminded of Seinfeld’s bit about pets:
“On my block, a lot of people walk their dogs and I always see them walking along with their little poop bags. This, to me, is the lowest activity in human life. Following a dog with a little scooper. Waiting for him to go so you can walk down the street with it in your bag. If aliens are watching this through telescopes, they’re going to think the dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
The vet gave me an antibiotic to give Abbs twice a day. The dolling out of the antibiotic has now become Abby’s favorite part of the day. In the morning and after work, as soon as we come inside, she trots over to my desk and sits obediently, waiting for what she must think is a new meat-offering ritual. I give her a few little pieces of ham and wrap the pill in one piece, which she happily gobbles unaware. Guess she inherited the easily-distracted gene from me.
Miscellaneous but Noteworthy
- Johnny Depp is in Indiana – hold me!!
- This cute self-watering planter may be the answer to all my prayers.
- I finally finished reading a transcript of Obama’s recent speech about race. WOW.
- Did you hear what some a-hole asked Chelsea Clinton at Butler yesterday? I thought she handled it so well – good for her!
- Loving the new Panic! at the Disco: