Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Day 2022
Welcome to year 5783!
Less approximately 4.5 billion planetary years or just 300,000 species years, give or take.
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I’ve officially lost track of what I’ve actually posted and what I’ve let languish in my drafts folder and elsewhere. I am finishing what appears to be a 4-parter on domestic violence that started as a Tales from the Infusion clinic post on June 1st. I’m debating posting that biggun serially. Might discourage endless editing and encourage finishing…
Meanwhile, June 30th infusion clinic topics were a)Dogs and Fireworks and b)Patients and Infusion Copays. As to the latter, insurance companies are doing their usual shenanigans and claiming inflation is forcing them to burden patients with more than their fair share. So, many patients are canceling and going without. Was lonely last week. As to the former, we got both herbals and pharmaceuticals for the comfort of our canine pals!
Makes one unique, very sweet* and exuberant puppy dog!
- 36% Australian Cattle Dog
- 13% German Shepherd
- 11% German Shorthaired Pointer
- 9% American Pit Bull Terrier
- 6% Golden Retriever
- 5% Australian Shepherd
- 4% Rottweiler
- 3% American Staffordshire Terrier
- 3% Siberian Husky
- 3% Chow Chow
- 2% Labrador Retriever
- 2% American Eskimo Dog
- 2% Chihuahua
- 1% Dalmatian
Mix and match the 14 breeds above to exact specifications, somehow, someway, over who knows how many generations. Abandon black pup with white bib at approximately 7 weeks of age. Season liberally with ticks. House at Albuququerque Westside shelter. Add parasitic infection for extra early hardship.
At 8 weeks Rood Boy will look like an Australian shepherd mix of twice his age.** In a good home with proper nutrition, exercise, a plethora of toys, and a pughuahua playmate, he will grow exponentially and start looking like a … ? Um … I mean, maybe … By 5 months RooPert will have acquired various nicknames and will resemble a German shepherd crossed with a pointer in a fur tuxedo. With an extra long, white-tipped tail.
At very nearly 7 months, más o menos,^ Scooby-Roo won’t be fully cooked yet, but teething promises to be a thing of the past (Hallelujah!) and his growth rate will have slowed considerably. DNA test results from WisdomPanel.com will prove what a truly mixed blessing is Sir Roo Longtail! Endowed with a rich, deep bark and a comic falsetto, he will continue to develop into an excellent watchdog, despite (in tandem with? because of?) his devotion to playtime. His goofy demeanor may belie his intelligence: He will teach himself to fetch the newspaper and to open the back door via the lever handle. At times he will move with the grace of a fox. Other times … not so much.
At one year of age, Roo will have matured^^ into a long-legged, active, handsome, log-loving cuddle-monster exhibiting several shepherding, retrieving, and guarding instincts. He will stretch as a dancer and stand at the kitchen counter as if a human kid ready to help with the dishes. (If only!) He will be absolutely obsessed with his toy squirrels, which he will toss, catch, retrieve until a human cries, “No more!” He will relate to the high-def TV as an interactive device.
*Sweet in a loving sense. Do not eat! He will protect you! If you haven’t gone vegan amidst the zombie apocalypse, your doom is imminent!
**Truth by teeth be told!
^More or less. Approximately. Thereabouts. Close as makes no difference. As good as it gets based on the information we have.
^^Yeah, I said it and I’ll say it again: Matured! Matured, matured, matured! We estimated/decided on June 13th as Roo’s birthday.