Bush Jr. Ends Illegal Occupation of White House

January 20, 2009



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  1. acilius

     /  January 20, 2009

    At the vet’s office this afternoon the receptionist asked how old my beagle Bingo was. Eight, I said. He was born in November 2000. So, I said, he lived through the entire administration of G W Bush. “So did we all,” said she. “How, I’ll never know.”

  2. cymast

     /  January 21, 2009

    I always thought it endearing that you adopted Bingo. What a lucky dog!

  3. acilius

     /  January 22, 2009

    Bingo doesn’t feel so lucky today. He got a three-year vaccination Tuesday afternoon and has been slow getting over it. He’s been very timid, not eating, not playing, not wanting to be close to anyone, not even trying to steal anything.

    And there was something serious. When we leave in the morning I carry him to the back bedroom and shut him up in there. That way we don’t have to worry that he might jump over Mrs Acilius’ wheelchair when she’s coming back and go exploring the continent. Anyway, this morning I went to pick him up, and he cried. I touched him, and he yelped. I took hold of him, and he snapped at me. He caught my finger, I bled. I couldn’t very well punish him- the little SOB is sick and frightened. All I could do, once I’d washed my hand and put a bandage on it, was to go back and insist on taking him back there.

    If he’s still like this tomorrow, we’ll have to take him back to the vet. If he bites me again- well, it wouldn’t do to think too much about that.

  4. cymast

     /  January 22, 2009

    I’m sorry to hear Bingo’s not feeling well. Hopefully it’s just a bad reaction to the vaccine and he’ll be over it soon. Maybe in the meantime you could wear thick gloves if you have to handle him again. I’ll be thinking of you guys.

    A few months ago I got a combination tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccination. It’s a new one. It was offered during my yearly check-up, and at first I declined. But then my doctor warned there’s no cure for lockjaw, and looked at me like I was foolish for not accepting the vaccination. So I said OK. About 7 hours later I had a bad reaction. Within minutues I became so hot I had to take off my shirt. Then for the next couple days I felt like my muscles were full of lactic acid. So no more vaccinations for me.

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