An abrupt halt, rescue on the Bluffs, Corky and the Vet

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.

Taste of the Danforth

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
Humidity: 69%

"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.


One thought on “An abrupt halt, rescue on the Bluffs, Corky and the Vet

  1.  Attempted suicides on the transit system are generally not reported (if they can get away with it).  The reasoning appears to be that it may encourage others to follow suit.
    I\’m glad Corky is feeling better.  I was very concerned about him.  He just wasn\’t his usually happy little self at all.

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