July 22nd, 2005

bear by san

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I just wanted to thank everybody who said kind things about the giant dogge. I can't possibly respond to every comment... but I have read every one, and appreciated them all.

Thank you.
bear by san

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Well, the verdict is in. No signs of tumors. He's got some cardiomyopathy, which we may be able to treat with drug therapy, and which will eventually kill him. But it's not a bad way to go, and there are no signs of congestive heart failure.

So we're sending the ultrasounds off to a veterinary cardiologist for a treatment plan, and essentially what happens now is we extend his life as long as we can and as long as the quality of it remains good, we spoil him rotten.

Ten years is old for a mastiff, and if we can get another six good months for him, I'll be very happy.

Good dog.
  • Current Music
    Shivaree - Goodnight Moon
phil ochs troubador

You bravos had better be ready to fight or we'll never get out of East Texas tonight

Progress notes for 22 July 2005:

Carnival

New Words: 1,274
Total Words: 36,306 / 41,500
Pages: 166

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
41,500 / 110,000
(37.0%)
Reason for stopping: End of the scene I've been writing since June. On to the gunfight! Also, I am exhausted and headachy.</strong>
Mammalian Assistance: Both dogs underfoot, and some fly-by investigations from Marlowe and Mebd
Stimulants: A blend of orange spice tea and something else
Exercise: none, unless you count lifting a 180-lb dog onto an ultrasound table.
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: China Miéville, Iron Council
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: n/a
  • Current Music
    Lucinda Williams - Those Three Days / Tom Waits - Goin' Out West
bear by san

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So I just figured out why my brain thinks Carnival is titled Carnival, and will accept no substitutes.

car·ni·val (kär'nə-vəl) n. : The period of merrymaking and feasting celebrated just before Lent. [Italian carnevale, from Old Italian carnelevare: carne, meat (from Latin caro, carn-) + levare, to remove (from Latin levare, to raise).] lit. "farewell to the flesh"

You know, my brain *could* let me in on its clever little puns before I have 40K of book written.

But then, where would be the fun?

In other news, I have determined that I am, in fact, deep in Middle Of The Book, and that's why I don't feel like working on this damned thing. But work on it I must. And really, I only have about 70K left to write.

Soonest begun, first ended.
  • Current Music
    The Alan Parsons Project - Games people play / Little Feat - Spanish Moon