August 10th, 2007
"Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible."
– Stanislaw Lem
Drew couldn’t have moved any quicker to check out the TTC website, when I informed him, via Windows Live Messenger, that the Bloor / Danforth Line had been closed east of Ossington Station due to an injury of some nature. I had learned about this on the CBC News hourly podcast that I have started making part of my regular routine.
Speculation (and silent betting) is that it was a jumper, but nothing so far to confirm or deny that as of yet, and since CTV Toronto’s lead story was about 2 teenage girls having to be rescued from by the Scarborough Bluffs Rescue Force, I’m going to assume that it was just that; an injury.
Corky’s been different all week. He’s yelping for no apparent reason, and Drew and I cannot fathom why. He’s eating fine, pooping and piddling, but he’s distant, scared, and moody at different times of the day.It’s nerve wracking.
I finally had enough and called Laura to see if she would be willing to take him to see a vet. Fortunately, she was home this afternoon, and despite all the traffic problems arising from the Taste of the Danforth 2007, drove all the way over to take us to the Blue Cross Animal Hospital.
It was a pretty fast examination. The doctor probed him, checked his spine, glands, and neck, and handed me some pain killers. She thinks he might have slipped a disk, and that it is pressing on a nerve. However, if in 5 days things haven’t been resolved, then we’ll go back at the same time as Colby get’s his pre-spaying exam, to have x-rays done.
August 11th, 2007
Wind: W at 6 km/h
"If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going."
– Professor Irwin Corey
Seems that the Ketoprofen is doing the trick. In the last 24 hours Corky’s general behaviour and attitude has improved remarkably. Thank you doctor who’s name I have no clue of, since you never actually deigned me worthy of introduction.