Dog done broke

Our 5 year-old res­cue Poo­dle, Zoey, went and broke her foot last Fri­day. We let her out in the morn­ing, and she came back in on three feet. Mason (our 12 year old Poo­dle) does this occa­sion­al­ly, and it goes away after a few hours, so we thought noth­ing of it. But Fri­day night she was still limp­ing, and by Sat­ur­day she wouldn’t put any weight on it.

We wait­ed until Mon­day to take her to the vet, because we are bad par­ents that way (remind me to tell you about how we let our three year-old human-boy lan­guish with a frac­tured foot) and when we did take her in we got this:

Ow

Ow

Ow.

She’s got a pret­ty pur­ple splint now, we car­ry her up to bed some­times, and she gets pain meds with her break­fast. That’s the life, eh? All she had to do was break her toe in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion. This is also the dog whose teeth were so ter­ri­ble that she spat out a tooth and nobody noticed until the clean­ing peo­ple found it under an end table.

She just seems so grate­ful to be out of the sit­u­a­tion she was in before she was res­cued.

Can’t do that with a Kindle

So, I was sit­ting in the dim light of our fam­i­ly room, read­ing some­thing on our iPad, and I real­ized. All this talk about how you can’t use the iPad in sun­light nev­er points out that you can’t use the Kin­dle in the dark. Sure, using the iPad in the dark is a lit­tle like star­ing at a flash­light, but you’d think it would be worth not­ing.