So yesterday, we decided not to go ahead with Zane's surgery tomorrow. It may turn out we have his cyst removed if it gets big again, but at this point, it's really tiny. I hate to put him through a surgery if he doesn't really need it. It turns out it was a good thing we decided to cancel, because Bill went by to talk to the vet yesterday and they were also wanting to cancel the surgery. I guess they had bigger fish to fry tomorrow.
All of the thinking I've been doing about Zane's surgery must have really gotten to me, because this morning I had a dream we were in Belgium and I needed surgery. I was admitted to the hospital with a bunch of other people and my nurse, a young woman dressed in a polo shirt and casual pants, was very laid back. She took me on a tour of the hospital and then fed me lunch. I remember thinking that if I was going to have lunch, I probably shouldn't have surgery. She assured me it was all okay, though.
Just as they were about to wheel me off to surgery, I woke up. Zane was sitting there whining at me. Sometimes in the morning, he wakes up with an upset stomach and doesn't want to eat right away. Such was the case this morning. Bill tried to feed him and he wasn't having it. Consequently, he was hungry and wanted me to give him his morning rations. I was still pretty groggy upon waking, so I needed a few minutes to get my bearings. Meanwhile, Zane was still whining.
I gave him his food, accompanied by a couple of little cookies to settle his stomach. He ate. An hour or so later, he was demanding a walk. So I got dressed in long pants and hiking boots because fall has now arrived in Germany. We took our walk and now I'm sitting here with indigestion, thinking that it's time for me to have some lunch.
I watched several episodes of CHiPs from 1979 yesterday. I realized how fucking old I am now. It was a good episode, though. Leif Garrett was starring, playing an overworked rock star. I have to say, he was quite cute back in the day. I don't know who told him he could sing, though. Anyway, that episode had a whole lot of stars from that era in it, some of whom are now long dead. Quite a few of the stars were people who had been on some of my favorite childhood shows.
Am I really this old? I was seven when this originally aired. Dana Plato looks wasted.
I see Philip McKeon, of Alice fame, is roller skating. Here is a video of him with his sister, Nancy, who starred on The Facts of Life.
This is a very awkward looking video... Philip and Nancy are obviously reading and the kids all look shell shocked and bored.
Anyway... I may spend some time today deciding if and where we should go over Columbus Day. Again, it'll have to be a pet friendly locale, since we aren't booking the dogs. The things I do for them.
I do love this time of year, though. Germany is lovely in the fall.