The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Happily, it appears our dog is fine.  After, eating the bite splint I was worried she did not vomit out all the shards of hard plastic.  But, the veterinarian suggested a "wait-and-see" approach.  So, now she has had four meals of her regular food without vomiting AND has eaten one very dark green dog treat (it was a "chlorophyl enriched treat" designed to help clean her teeth and "freshen" her breath).  She has also had four evacuations with no sign of any plastic shards (yes, I pinched each of them wearing disposable gloves) and the one was vividly green indicating the "treat" has gone through her system as well.  This was a relief as this means the dog treat "marker" has gone through her system and this was a few days after eating the damn bite splint.

So, I and my wife are very relieved and happy about the dog being ok.

I just checked.... and if I stand firm.... tomorrow will be the 150th day I have NOT smoked a pipe.  I do miss the enjoyment of it.  But, it is not as difficult to refrain as it was initially.  If I had my druthers, I would indulge, but I know in my mind it is better to not do so.



Blogger JACKIESUE said...

I'm really proud of we still call you pipe tobacco ? or maybe pipeless?

Thursday, 12 July, 2018  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...


Thank you! I appreciate the encouragement. As far as my name... I think that from an "emotional" perspective, I will always be a pipe smoker at heart, even though I am refraining. So I think "PipeTobacco" is still a very appropriate and apt moniker for me.


Friday, 13 July, 2018  
Blogger Jane said...

congrats on the not smoking! i cross my fingers everyday before i read here hoping you've continued to not smoke!

i'm happy your dog is well!

Sunday, 15 July, 2018  
Blogger BBC said...

Good job....

Monday, 16 July, 2018  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

I am so glad your dog is well. They become much loved family members. George, our dog, has eaten all sorts of things in the past but he currently has a strange lump on his chest. I've made an appointment but the vet can't see him until Friday. I'm really hoping it is nothing serious.

Well done on not smoking!

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

George is well too!

Friday, 20 July, 2018  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

Did you get my previous comment too? Or am i being lost in the ether again somewhere?

Friday, 20 July, 2018  

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