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This just in: Wine made from the locally-grown muscadine grapes are nasty with a capital T. Yech.


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Due to rumors that sales and production will be halted, people are buying up DVD/Blu-Ray copies of Gone with the Wind because it has the Confederate flag in it.

Which brings to mind the learned words from a wise philosopher: “Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.” – Bullettooth Tony


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I’m ready for this month to be over and hope July is more favorable. First, the fridge breaks down and dies and had to get a new one to replace it. My right eye is going blurry on me and need to go in and figure out what’s going on.

Then yesterday had to take Buddy to the ER because of labored breathing and the vet did x-rays, blood tests, and some other tests and it turns out his heart has grown and is pressing against his trachea, causing his breathing to be labored. On top of that, there was fluid in his lungs. The doc also pointed at a nodule in his lung and he’s guessing it might be a tumor, but he couldn’t say for sure. He’s on three different meds for the next two weeks to get him back to a better quality of life.

Finally, on the way home the car overheats and had to pull over to let it cool and fill up the radiator with water. This is the 4th time the cars has done this and each time the car repair shop says they’ve fixed the issue (apparently not!) Unfortunately, this time the head gasket blew, the o-ring was messed up and thick smoke was coming out of the exhaust (probably a coolant leak.)

Fortunately a stranger was there with his two kids had volunteered to get us home. Poor Buddy was wretched by that point, with the heat and excitement but still lethargic from the sedation the vet had to do to get him to do the x-rays and blood tests. Once he’s back on his feet in a couple of weeks after he’s done with all his meds, we’re going to both celebrate with a big, fat juicy steak and some new toys to be possessive over.


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Just got word from vet that Buddy has a heart murmur, and getting more tests to find out what’s going on. He’s been breathing hard for the past two to three weeks.