Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Mollusk

I just found out that Ween will be here on August 1 so I can expose the girl to much Weenness in utero. Check out the awesome lego video for The Mollusk that a fan made and Ween posted on their site.


With my general hayfever, the rushing progesterone of pregnancy, and the days of crying with my dog dying my stuffy nose is a continual problem. I just tried the accupressure techniques in the picture (click on picture for instructions) and I'm actually breathing through my nose. It may be the power of the mind but I'll take it!

We are still being reminded of Voltron everyday. Yesterday was a week since we lost him. Our friends and family have been so amazing. We've gotten sympathy cards and emails and people seem to know how special that dog was to us.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Voltron R.I.P.

We had a terrible shock yesterday. Our beloved pugdog passed away with very little warning. He was almost 7 years old and a pug's life expectency should be 12 to 14 years. We've known since the day we got him though that even 14 years would have been far too short with this dog. He was truly a special dog.

Motopop and I are just heartbroken and know that it has just barely begun to hit us. We brought him everywhere we could. He went to more parties than most people. He was snuck into bars and movies inside his bag. He was most happy when he was around his 'pack'. We never had to worry when Boyo pounced on him with toddler love and exuberance. He was very patient as we were teaching the boy the meaning of 'gentle'.

We don't quite know what happened. He hadn't been eating well for about a week and he woke up with some type of episode on Saturday. Yesterday while I was at work Motopop said he was not his normal self. He didn't get excited over words like 'walk' or 'car ride' and didn't settle in to comfortable spots for napping. He went to the vet in the afternoon and aside from an elevated white cell count the bloodwork was fine.

The most amazing part is that he waited until I got home to pass. I went to pick up his perscriptions on the way home and I guess he spent several hours just sitting in the entryway before I got there. When I walked in the door he had just collapsed and thrown up. I watched Motopop try to comfort him and then he was just gone. So unexpected. We will miss him greatly.