Wednesday, January 21, 2009


My best furry friend never quit on me. He was always there. He got me through some tough times, and I got him through some, too.

So the proposed toast is thus: (all, please raise your glasses. Diz liked Heineken.)

May any dog we ever adopt be half the dog that Dizzie was,
and may I be half the man that Dizzie thought I was.

He never quit on me, but his kidneys quit on him. We'll miss ya, Buddy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Again, All I Can Have is Hope

Things may be a bit sparse around here for a little while.

Diz (our dog) is in a bad way. He's been in the animal hospital for a day, now. After a few days refusing food and a day refusing water we took him in to find out that he has kidney failure and a major sinus infection. We're hoping that re-hydration and antibiotics will take care of it, but we don't know.

He has been responding OK. He's drinking again, and has taken a little food, but he's still very weak. He had his 12th birthday a few months ago, so he is getting a bit long in the tooth, so we don't know if he'll be able to bounce back. We'll see.

We hope.

Some Hope

As of this posting we have 1 day, 18 hours and 24 minutes left.
It can't come soon enough. Good riddance to the one who will go down as the worst President in US history.