Otie Lost His Balls

Otie with a ballWell, we took Otie to get neutered. It was time. He ran off the other day and was gone for over an hour. We looked everywhere and he finally found us. Plus he’s taken to trying to hump Lil’lady. Um, no, that doesn’t work for me.

At any rate, they sent him home and he was so sad and dejected. He looked like he’d lost his best friend. Oh, wait… Anyway, for some reason they didn’t give him any pain medications and he was just acting funky. By the time TheMan got home the vet was gone for the day and I couldn’t call asking for any. When I took him out he kind of limped over to the grass and laid down- in the snow. He hates the snow, but I think that he was liking the cold on his incision. It was a tad bit sad.

Now, I thought (and have actually seen this) that the vet just cut off the sack and all. Snip, snip, tie. But with Otie she (the vet) went in, cut out his jewels, and left that poor, sorry, empty little sack dangling1. She didn’t even bother to tape it up or anything. It’s just dangling. Ugh.

The day after his surgery he tried to get up and play. But every time he would run his sack would bounce and he would immediately sit down. I felt so bad for him, the poor guy. TheMan says to me “Well, it can’t hurt that bad.” HUH?

Me: “What would you do if your balls were cut out and your emptiness just bounced around willy-nilly? I’ll tell you what you’d do: You’d cry like a little baby and beg me to put you out of your misery.”

Poor dog. I did try to put a compress on it, but he just got irritated and tried to eat it. He actually grabbed it out of my hand, went to take off, realized his was sore, and laid back down. snort He still wouldn’t let me put anything on it. Other Sis told me to use ibuprofen. Except NO. That shit is toxic, duh. From the info I saw, it is only safe at 5 mg per pound. Using my newly acquired math skillz I estimated that we needed 35 mgs. Ok, so I look at this pill (still thinking Other Sis knows what the hell she’s talking about) and think to myself “How the fuck am I going to figure out what 35 mgs is?”. I proceed to fling the pill in the trash- along with the idea that Other Sis knows what the hell she’s talking about.

So now, it’s a couple of days later and he’s back to his old self (the dog, not the husband). Amazingly, the castration didn’t take away his high energy (labradoodle, remember?). OMG! Can you believe that shit? TheMan is perplexed as to why it didn’t work out that way. You would think that he would have asked the vet and/or read the information the vet sent home for us. You would be wrong. The dog still greets us like he’s a 10 pound poodle (instead of 72 pounds) with a stubby tail (his tail his long and will whack the shit out of your legs if you get too close). He still tries to jump in trees to catch that damned chattery squirrel. And he still almost catches the rabbit.

He has, however, stopped trying to hump Lil’lady.

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The Netroots Got it Wrong

I saw a quote today that made my eyes bleed.

You know the Day the Blogosphere Died? It was when it decided to defend NBC’s sexism and misogyny in order to score points against Hillary Clinton. There was a time when the Netroots agreed with me that we needed Fighting Dems, that Obama was not measuring up on that score. But the Obama Cult has taken over in its entirety. . . The Netroots are dead.

The Netroots are dead because not everyone is getting behind Hillary? Let’s not forget that Senator Clinton not only supported the fiasco in Iraq, but also refuses to acknowledge the right of gay/lesbian couples to marry1. She recklessly held out voting against more money to Iraq until she was sure which side was going to win (Obama did it, too) and has consistently shown herself to be part of everything that’s wrong with Washington. But, because she’s a woman, she’s losing only because of her breasts? Liberals are against her because she is the worse of the two. She is undependable and untrustworthy. Will she end the war? Not if it’s not in her best interests. Will she back equality for all? No, because it’s distasteful for her to openly stand for everyone’s right to be legally married. Will she really do anything about the current health care crisis? Give me a break. She’s had years to work on that, but for the last 7 years she’s handed money to King George to do with what he wanted.

No, in my opinion, the Netroots ended when Kucinich was chucked under the bus because he was “unelectable”. Kucinich, though monkey-ugly, stood up for his principles and never floundered to looke “electable”. He wanted what was best for the citizenry as a whole, not just the oil-controlling corporations. If the Netroots really, truly wanted change in this country, they certainly missed their opportunity. Sure, they wanted to prove that they love Blacks and women. So, they chose between Clinton and Obama: Kucinich obviously being a white male didn’t fit good enough for them. But they ignore the history of the two minorities running. It doesn’t matter the skin color or the gender of the candidate. It matters where they stand on the issues. I was under the impression, at one time, that the Netroots stood for equality and an end to this “war”.

I, obviously, was wrong.

Now, the group is separating and pairing off against each other to see which side is the most “tolerant”. That’s fine. Except both sides are backing the same person in different clothing. They missed their chance with this one. At least a chance to be taken seriously by those of use who really care about the issues. We’re at a point where we have to chose between two stink laden candidates, or defect to the other side. Or, of course, just write in Dennis, who won’t accept if he were to win because he’s following the flippin’ policies of the P.O.S. party. Gah!

How strong is my dislike for Hillary Clinton? If she wins the nomination, there is no way I’m voting for her. I don’t care who the other side picks. I look at Sen. Clinton as just another cog in the wheel that’s taking this country straight down the toilet. I can’t wait to have a woman president, but she’s not the woman I want representing me. If she’d have honestly stuck by her words and shown herself to be truthful, I might be singing a different tune. But she’s a liar. Not because of her womanhood, but because of her history of siding with The King. She’s no better, in my eyes, than any of the other Blue Dog Dems- which aren’t any better than the Bush Republicans.

I might, though, be persuaded to vote Obama. If Mickey Mouse isn’t available for the job.

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    I Hate Me Some Group Work

    It’s once again time for a “Where the hell is Jinxi?” post.

    Well, I was doing a project of course with my gag group. Did I mention I’m the only female in the group1 ? Well, this past week I really saw where Beth was coming from regarding women in the technology field. She dealt with it at work, but I’m getting it from cheeky little just-out-of-teens geek boys.

    I was the team leader for this project2. We were to load our database up with some useless information that dealt directly with other useless information we’d made up for a previous project. It was all very simple and direct. I got right to the point, gave out the individual assignments and did my leaderly duties. One dude was all “Yeah! This rawks! We’re so going to get this shit done early!” and he did his job lickety-split. The other dude? Waited…and waited…and waited some more. He didn’t respond to any of my threads on our team forum, nor did he offer any input into the design process. He just wasn’t there. He acted like I wasn’t even giving instructions and he wasn’t a part of our team. Finally, on the day before everything was due, he posted his part of the assignment and went straight into directing the rest of us for our next fucking project.


    Then, of course, we had to do the uber-stupid team evals. The guy finally responds to a week old thread, saying that he had expected us to show up in chat and we left him hanging. Except we didn’t agree to meet in chat. We agreed that particular weekend wasn’t a good time for that for all of us. So, why would he say something?

    He told the other dude that he wanted to give me low marks on my leadership. He said that he felt left out of the entire project and that I did a bad job of running it. He told this to the other dude in email, of course. An email that was summarily sent on to me, because the other dude felt this leg of the project ran incredibly smooth and that I did a fantastic job. Other dude told me3 that he wasn’t going to mark me low. But Idiot boy was.

    Fucking asshole.

    So, I did my eval and put in comments that the professor should look at our threads. I don’t know if and/or how often she looks in on us, but she does have access to our forum. All the proof is in there. I did what I was supposed to do, but this guy didn’t like it. Why? A good question that will be posed when our last project is finished. This is, of course, the same freak that declared himself our very first team leader. He was all gung-ho to get everything organized when it was his turn at the helm. But he didn’t like what I did with the last project and/or the fact that I’m better at certain things than he is. I’m not really sure why he’s trying to sabotage me, but he is. And that doesn’t bode well for him.

    I will wring his neck.

    In other news, I was somehow nominated for the My New Favorite Blog 2008 contest. I’m going up against A Haiku for No One. I’m really curious as to who nominated me. I’d also like to thank that person. Whoever she/he/it was. Wish me luck!

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