Thursday, June 23, 2016

Six Sentence Story: Pepe

Pepe is at the vet today, he is having some baby teeth pulled so his grown-up teeth won't be crooked, and having a small eye issue resolved, and having x-rays taken while he's still out and they can get some good shots of his knees and hips.

He's a cute Chihuahua, very friendly, not very yappy, but he has obvious hip dysplasia and his knees are worse than his hips, so he looks like he's always walking with his tail between his legs.

Once we have the x-rays, we can consult with a veterinary expert about what we need to do to correct these things, but he was so tense at his first vet visit that Dr. Bea decided to take his pictures under anesthesia and do the rest of the needed work at the same time.

DIL Becky was under strict orders not to feed him after 7pm or give him water after 10pm so he could have all of this done, and she's such a good doggie mama that she didn't even feel sorry for him and sneak him anything, the way i am always tempted to do with the cats (although i don't do it, i'm always tempted).

The biggest problem is going to be affording whatever hip/knee surgery he will be needing, since these things are never cheap.

That, though, is a problem for another day, the order of this day is figuring out who is picking him up while i'm at work.

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Order.

Today is:

Anubis Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dandruff Dance -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins and Gnomes)

Father's Day -- Nicaragua; Poland

Festival of the Purple Void -- only one internet reference, and not explained there, either, but since purple is my favorite color, and a Purple Void sound like something fun to celebrate, i'm including it!

Festival of the Tarasque -- Tarascon, France (celebration of the legend of the dragon tamed by St. Martha; through Monday)

Festivals of Het-Hert and Bast, and Great Feast of the Southern Heavens -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Galesburg Railroad Days -- Galesburg, IL, US (celebrating the city's railroad heritage with carnival, exhibits, and more; through Sunday)

Grand Duke's Birthday & National Day -- Luxembourg

Kupala -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Summer Solstice celebration, always on St. John's Eve, as the pagans hid their celebration by naming it "Ivan Kupala", their name for John the Baptist)

Let It Go Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; whatever you are holding on to, just let it go and the day will get better (and note that they thought up this holiday long before the Disney movie with the ubiquitous song came out)

Little Bighorn Days -- Hardin, MT, US (celebrating the life and legends of the American West, with battle reenactments at the "Custer's Last Stand" battle site this weekend; through Sunday)

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism -- Canada

National Pecan Sandy Day

National Pink Day -- the color or the flower, your choice, because the creator didn't leave a trail explaining it

Oregon Bach Festival -- University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US (international gathering of musicians, master classes and performances, and family events so even the youngest music fans can fall in love with the works of J.S. Bach and other masters; through July 12)

Pink Flamingo Day -- honoring Don Featherstone, creator of the original pink plastic flamingo lawn ornament; decorate your lawn with at least four pink flamigos, the minimum number needed for a flock

Poop Out Early Day -- act pooped out, see if you can cut out early; your success at pooping out early may vary

Public Service Day -- UN

Saint Ignace Auto Show -- St. Ignace, MI, US (parade, cruise night, and swap meet; through Saturday)

SAT Math Day -- birth anniversary of Alan Turing

Shakespeare on the Green -- University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, US (nonprofit professional productions of the Bard's works, including preshow seminars, workshops, period music and entertainment; this year's performances will be The Taming of the Shrew and The Tragedy of Macbeth, through July 9)

St. Agrippina (Patron against bacterial diseases and infections, evil spirits, leprosy, storms and thunder; of Mineo, Italy)

St. Ethelreda's Day (Patron of those with neck and throat ailments, widows; University of Cambridge)

St. John's Eve -- start or culmination of many midsummer festivals, including:
     Dragaica Fair -- Buzau, Romania
     Golowan Festival -- Cornwall
     Jaaniohtu -- Estonia   
     Kupala Days begin -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine
     Ligo / Lani -- Latvia (pagan midsummer celebration originally dedicated to the god Janis
     Midsummer Eve -- Denmark; Sweden
     Midsummer Festival -- Portugal

St. Joseph Cafasso's Day (Patron of captives, prisoners, prisons, and prison chaplains)

Telluride Wine Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (meet winemakers, celebrity chefs, experts and authors for an unparalleled educational and epicurian experience; through Sunday)

Typewriter Day -- patented this day in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes

Victory Day -- Estonia

Watermelon Thump with World Champion Seed Spitting Contest -- Luling, TX, US (fun for all, and lots of juicy watermelon, bring lots of wet wipes, enjoy the music and food and crafts, too; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Bridget Sloan, 1992
Chellsie Memmel, 1988
Jason Mraz, 1977
Selma Blair, 1972
Louis Van Amstel,1972
Frances McDormand, 1957
Clarence Thomas, 1948
Bryan Brown, 1947
Ted Shackelford, 1946
James Levine, , 1943
Wilma Glodean Rudolph, 1940
June Carter Cash, 1929
Bob Fosse, 1927
Alan Turing, 1912
Edward VIII, King of England, 1894
Alfred Kinsey, 1894
Johannes Gutenberg, 1400 (estimated)
Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, BC47 (Son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Batman(Film), 1989
"The Breakfast Club"(Radio), 1933

Today in History:

The world's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Althing, is established, 930
First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan, 1180
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, begins, 1314
The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again, 1611
The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada, 1713
Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev, 1794
Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for Type-Writer, 1868
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park, 1887
The International Olympic Committee  is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, 1894
The College Board administers the first SAT exam, 1926
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane, 1931
The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1946
The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force, 1961
Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds, 1972
Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb) , 1982
Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan, 1996
Japan's Iwate prefecture experiences a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, 2011
Nik Wallenda completes a high wire walk across a Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon, 2013


  1. I'm seriously considering getting insurance for my next dog. My niece who has two dachshunds tells me that it has been more than worth it. She pays about $30 a month and both of her dog that needed surgery because of their backs and one just had surgery because of the abdominal tumor. And it even paid for their food monthly. She says it is more than paid off so I'm really considering it. I've spoken to a few people whose dogs are incredibly healthy and it hasn't necessarily been a benefit for them but they're hoping that if anything comes up in old age they'll be happy they have it. Douglas has certainly been far more expensive than any other pet I've had. He's totally worth it. Ivy

  2. My son got the insurance for his dog and it is worth it. Several of my friends have used holistic pet healers with remarkable results.

  3. I hope Pepe can be fixed with minimal cost. I do know how expensive the vet can be. Very expensive.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. poor baby. pets are certainly not cheap at all.

  5. Veterinary bills can be expensive. I hope that everything works out and Pepe is able to get the help he needs.

  6. Poor little Pepe. I hope it all goes well for him.

  7. Pepe is clearly considered One of the family, for sure! The expense can be unbelievable, especially if surgery is needed. There were times when we spent more on our pet dog in a month then we did for our children! It was fine when the dog was young, however, like humans as they get older there can be a lot of issues and the expense can be unreal!

  8. Pepe is clearly considered One of the family, for sure! The expense can be unbelievable, especially if surgery is needed. There were times when we spent more on our pet dog in a month then we did for our children! It was fine when the dog was young, however, like humans as they get older there can be a lot of issues and the expense can be unreal!

  9. best wishes for Pepe... dogs, as I always say, are perfect lifeforms. They make no demands and always get the most from the moment. role models, to be sure


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