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A Bloody Stump of a Foot

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We had a bit of a drama-filled afternoon today. I stepped out of the shower, only to discover the floor drenched in blood!

Somehow, Pica had caught one of her toenails on her baby gate and ripped it right out. If she were a human baby, there'd surely be a lawsuit, right? Still, our poor little furbaby!


One gigantic claw
I held her steady as best I could. Jack Russell terriers don't really do "steady". There was always something twitching or shaking! Sexy Nerd applied styptic powder, which THANK GOODNESS we had on hand. If you have a pet, be sure to buy some of this. Ours came free with Pica's toenail clippers. In the 10+ years we've had her, we've used it only once before, when a nail was clipped a tad too short, and it stopped the bleeding almost instantly. This time, however..

...it kept bleeding...

...and bleeding...

...AND BLEEDING...

(Ack!)

After more than an hour of using my best wresting moves on Pica, and with almost all of our styptic powder gone, the b…

Copenhagen Photos!

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Copenhagen photos post 2 of 2 (Missed post 1? Click here!)

We visited Boston, Salem, Iceland, Denmark, Baltimore, and HEAVEN, all in one trip.






I asked Sexy Nerd to take my photo in front of these reindeer. This is the only photo he took.




Sexy Nerd enjoyed hearing the stories at the Hans Christian Andersen museum. They're a bit more strange than I remembered. And I remembered them being pretty strange!

The World's Largest Collection of Beer Bottles (All unopened and no repeats.)

Going through my vacation photos, I came to this one and thought Is that...a swastika?? We never noticed it while we were at the Carlsberg Brewery. According to the Carlsberg website, these elephants were built in 1901 and swastikas used to be a common symbol of the company, as they represented good luck, prosperity, and goodness in India.




Sexy Nerd hates raisins, yet he happily ordered his Glogg with added raisins.
Our first-ever ebelskivers. There's a good chance I ruined a little girl's Chri…

Crazy Boss Quote of the Day

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For the record, I'm using the term "crazy" in only the most loving of ways, especially if you happen to actually be my boss currently reading this. You are still my boss, right? C'mon, ol' buddy, ol' pal.

Also, "ol" is not short for old in the above sentence. Sixties are the new forties, after all.

I love my boss. I've worked for her for more than 12 years and am planning to stick with her until she retires. She's a pediatric dentist who gets enjoyment out of treating her patients with compassion and kindness. How can you not love a person like that? Okay, here is the quote:

I was walking down the hallway at work and my boss and I crossed paths. I always feel a little out of place when this happens, thinking that because my job is at a desk up front, I must surely be loafering* around if I'm spotted in the hall. But nature doesn't care, so as we walked by each other, I awkwardly squeaked that I was just heading for the restroom.

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Email From My Dad

Reading this made me feel a lot better. Also, my suspicion is that the problem with #9 is the cemetery sold my family plots, then re-sold the same plots to double their profits and it's finally catching up to them. I've made the best parts bold.

3:23pm 
I talked to Jackie and Andrew today.  They were at the mortuary with Grandma making the final arrangements.  Jackie said she is doing OK, and Grandma is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances.  Here is my understanding of the sequence of events:

1.  They brought Grandpa home from the therapy place on Monday the 28th of March.  

2.  Andrew mentioned that he and a hospice worker gave Grandpa a bath sometime during this time frame, and that Grandpa hated it.  He also mentioned that Grandpa wasn't doing well and slept most of the time.

3.  Both Jackie and Andrew said that Grandpa had a really good day on Wednesday, the 30th as he seemed to rally.  Usually he complained about being too cold, but on this d…