The “bibopsy” was done…

The vet called yesterday. The biopsy came back negative, and Andre’s lump was nothing more than a cyst. When our animals are healthy, we’re happy.

We’re having a nice weekend so far. Wayne was able to catch up on some much-needed sleep while I went to the farmer’s market in search of Chinese broccoli. This is a vegetable I’ve never tried before, and I will use it for a test recipe called Pad See Ew. Pad See Ew is a Thai dish with chow fun noodles, greens, and two kinds of soy sauce. I’m feeling adventurous and hope I don’t have to resort to using the takeout menu when all is said and done.

Tomorrow we’re off to do a home visit for a potential bird adopter and a walk around Lake Chabot. Of course, no walk around a lake is complete without a picnic. Grilled vegetable sandwiches with garlic mayo (my new favorite sandwich) will be just perfect.

Extra credit to any who knows the “bibopsy” reference.

Andre Update

Just a quick update on our favorite pooch Andre. He’s fine, although he had a bit of an ordeal at the vet yesterday. What should have been a morning surgery with an afternoon of recovery turned into a later afternoon surgery and some very poor treatment of my wife at the vets office. Andre didn’t get home until after 8PM last night, and he spent the evening sleeping it off. His teeth were in better condition than the vet initially thought, and none were pulled. He got a through cleaning though, and the lump on his back was removed. The vet is even more sure now that it’s a cyst, but we’re going ahead with the biopsy. Like I said yesterday, we need to do what we can to take care of those that we love.

Midweek Blues

It’s been a hard week, but Raelene and I are muddling through it as best we can.

It’s one month until the Good Omens roleplay game mini-convention at Endgame in Oakland, and I’m getting excited about that. In the morning I’m playing Exalted, one of my favorite games that I never get to play, and in the evening it’s a very cool looking World of Darkness game. Both should be very entertaining.

Andre goes in for surgery on his teeth today, and that has everyone on edge. He’s also getting a lump on his back removed. The vet thinks it is probably a cyst, but they’re going to do a biopsy just to make sure. Andre’ is getting older, and we need to do whatever we can to keep him healthy.

Work is going well for me. It’s challenging, but in a good way, and I am still really enjoying it. A wonderful wife, a houseful of loving fids, and a good job… one cannot ask for more in life.