Sigh. Here we go again. Last month, a routine check at our local vet clinic revealed that Jelly had a mast cell tumor that would have to be removed. Given their advanced ages, and the fact that they are pugs, surgery always worries me as much as whatever it is they are being treated for. But despite being 16, Jelly came through with flying colors and the surgery was a complete success. Tomorrow, it’s 11 year old Bubba’s turn. Akemi noticed a lump near his ear last week and I didn’t think anything of it at first. It was significantly tinier and harder than the one I discovered on Jelly. Still, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have it checked out and so, yesterday, we brought him in and had a sample taken. And, this morning, we got the results. Another mast cell tumor. He goes in for surgery first thing tomorrow morning.
Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Brainstorm!
This one was a lot of fun – despite all the gobbledegook. Whenever the conversation turned to the gate bridge, Akemi’s eyes seemed to glaze over. But they were bright and alert for all of the McKay-Keller moments. “Some part is very boring, talk about global warming. But I laughed a couple of times. I found funny. And I liked the romantic scenes.”
Note for the costume department from Akemi: “Didn’t like Jewel’s dress and boots.”
She loved the Carl Binder Memorial Theatre but wondered why Carl got the honours and not, say, Brad or Robert who no doubt wondered: “Why my name is not on the theatre?”
On the burgeoning romance: “I liked the fact McKay and Jewel loveoo loveoo.”
But she wasn’t a fan of the practical ice effects: “Looks fake.”
On the moment where McKay sweeps up a wet and freezing Keller, gets her to safety, and then the two exchange a kiss: “Titanic!”
Overall: “Like it, but not very Stargatety.”