Is July over yet? Following a frustrating few weeks, I was looking forward to saying goodbye to 2016’s most miserable month and, just when the end was in sight, two more irritating little developments made it in, right under the wire. It was a double dogtor visit for this duo…
Issue: She does this weird thing where she drags her hind legs whenever she’s on gravel. But only on gravel.
Diagnosis: Potential neurological issues.
Suggested treatment: Surgery.
Estimated cost: $6400
Issue: Two tiny masses on his head. A year ago, he had a similar one removed that tested malignant pre-surgery, then benign post-surgery. Aspirations of these latest growths have yielded inconclusive results.
Suggested treatment: Surgery
Estimated cost: $3600
Ultimately, what gives me pause is not the price of the surgeries but the fact that both dogs will have be anaesthetized for the procedures, always a bigger risk with these brachycephalic (snorty) breeds. Also, they aint gettin’ any younger. I’m leaning toward delaying Lulu’s surgery until further symptoms develop, and maybe holding off on Bubba’s until he requires his next dental so that he’ll only have to be put under the once. Akemi and I still have to discuss.
What a nice change of pace it is to go from sitting at my laptop all day, working on scripts for season 2 to…sitting at my laptop all day, working on scripts for season 3. Turns out I may have bitten off a little more than I can chew (or, really, write) in the time allotted – three scripts in two months. Seems doable if not for the fact that I’m not working off any handy writers’ room-generated outlines since these were three episodes that didn’t get the “full treatment”. 301 is more or less complete – but, in all fairness, I had the month of May (between wrap, cutting, and mixes) to hammer out the story on my own. Progress on 303 is akin to walking a tightrope without a net – and approaching a pissed-off-looking seagull a the halfway point. Yeah, I saw it sitting there when I embarked on my perilous journey but I assumed it would have taken flight by the time I drew closer. No dice. And don’t even get me started on 304! Tack on an end-of-August L.A. trip and you have all the makings of neural burst. And not the good kind.
Oh, yeah. A new episode of Dark Matter airs tomorrow tonight. For those of you watching live (Bless your hearts!) it’s on at 7 pm PDT/10 pm EDT on Syfy and Space Channel.
Some Dark Matter news…
Dark Matter – We Voted Not To Space You – Advance Preview: “Masterpiece” by Amiee Hicks at SpoilerTV
Kris Holden-Ried Joins Dark Matter Cast In Recurring Role by Michael Ahr at Den Of Geek.