Mr. Peanut had an adventure earlier this month while my wife and I were on vacation. We had returned to Ohio, and he was in the kennel for five days when we got a call – vomiting and other problems. We told them to take him to his vet, and then to the animal emergency clinic, and then to do whatever procedures were needed.
He came home a week later after surgery and several other procedures. He had had a couple scary moments in the clinic but was on the mend finally.
I’ll spare the fun stories about forcefeeding him and watching him climb and jump out of containment. Instead, let’s share a picture of Conehead – to make sure he doesn’t ruin his stitches. (At least the cone comes off on Monday. Don’t know whether he, I, or Franchise is more excited about that.)
I just returned from a week-long trip to Ohio where I got to see friends and family, visit Cedar Point, attend a friend’s wedding, and spend part of two days enjoying my genealogical hobby. (Picture shows me recording the location of my fourth-great grandfather’s grave. The ancestor, Zebulon Whipple, served in a Connecticut militia during the Revolutionary War.)
It’s always nice to get a few days at home to relax. This time was an experience. It had been years since I had been home for a birthday or visited the town’s summer carnival. We visited the Columbus Zoo for the birthday. The festival was packed with people, but I hadn’t realized it was so – compact. As a kid, it seemed a lot bigger than two blocks.
Work begins again tomorrow (Tuesday). Freshman begin move-in on Thursday. Classes start next week. I can’t believe summer’s coming to a close.
At least I got one good trip out of it.