20 February, 2008

Hello from down here on the floor...

I tell you, when it rains it pours.

D the wonderdog has been having some problems with her elbow and needs to be operated on sometime in the next couple of weeks. There is one positive aspect, though, because apparently it's not elbow dysplasia, which is degenerative, and her prognosis for a full recovery should be good. I'll only know that for sure, though, after I've shelled out close to a thousand euros for a doggy specialist in the Black Forest. (Personally I would prefer another visit to the camel farm...)

And, of course, in a moment when I could really use a big hug M is in China. Naturally...

We were on the way home from our 2,5 hour odyssey at the vet when B piped up: "I'm glad Mama doesn't have to have an operation. Then we would be hungry because there wouldn't be anyone around to cook for us!"

At least the kid knows where his priorities lay. Darwin would be proud...

6 comments:

G in Berlin said...

That''s just too bad. I hope that the wonder dog is not in too great discomfort.I certainly know how it goes with vet bills. I'm taking my wonder cat in on saturday and am hoping nothing serious is wrong.

anno said...

I hope all goes well and that wonder dog is back to feeling wonderful soon. I am missing my M., too. We should get together tonight!

Goofball said...

I surely hope your dog will cure well...but I can't help giggling mostly about B's remark here. You have such funny kids.

Betsy said...

G: I've just made an appointment for a second opinion-- am interested to see what happens next. good luck with wonder cat!!!

Anno: Me too,thanks! Let's definitely get together-- I'll bring some wine and maybe you could bring over some of that chocolate bread pudding you were talking about!

Ellen: I had to giggle too, actually. As usual the comment came straight out of left field...

Greg said...

You have a wonder dog? I have an acedog? I hope the wonder dog makes a speedy recovery, and that Mom never needs surgery...unless the wonder dog learns how to cook:)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm so sorry, Betsy. I hope your doggie is okay and that you can get that hug soon. When is m. coming home?