Friday, January 14, 2005


It occurs to me that I haven't written much lately about what's been going on in my life. Today we took our dogs to the vet to get their vaccinations and heartworm medication. We have three: an extremely smart Chihuahua/Doberman mix; a scruffy but lovable miniature Schnauzer; and a big galoot of a Labrador/Golden Retriever. All of them have appeared as characters in various books I've written, as have some of our other pets over the years. Taking them all to the vet at the same time is a big job, requiring a degree of planning only slightly less than D-Day. Once we got there we spent a considerable length of time in a small examining room. Three humans and three dogs in a small space is not a good idea. But everything went well medically. The Schnauzer, who is the oldest of the three, has a slight heart murmur, but the doctor said it was nothing to worry about at this point. We were all happy to get home.

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