my lil tendoroni had to get emergency surgery, and it was a trial to say the least.
her symptoms escalated from mild to life-threatening extremely rapidly and we are blessed she is now on track to making a full recovery. minus her uterus.
apparently there is more than one reason you ought to spay your bitches. Older female dogs that continue to experience heat cycles can get a cervical infection called Pyometra that fills their tissue lining with pus and will either begin to secrete a discharge if their cervix is open, or fill until it eventually ruptures when the cervix is closed. luckily chola had the former, and was licking herself constantly, which told us something was weird.
we made an appointment for the next day, and what was initially a $50 ultra sound turned into Xrays, blood-work and emergency surgery the next morning. By the grace of god we were able to foot the bill, which was a lot, but overall could have been a lot more.
the place we went to, Southpaw Vet, was nothing short of incredible.
Family-owned, small business
active in LGBT community
support local artists through posters and merch
no longer happy with Banfield -the vet clinic and hospital chain affiliated with Petco, where its impossible to get prompt care, thus shunting patients into expensive emergency, and the atmosphere is on par with taking tickets at a deli counter- once chola was experiencing symptoms, we looked up low-income accommodating veterinarians, and Southpaw Vet was the highest rated on yelp, and its no wonder why. The staff was kind, gentle, and compassionate and their facilities are great; a hall lined with private, cheerfully decorated rooms where you can go in with your pet and talk to the vet. Banfield by comparison takes your dog at the counter, ask little questions and force you to fumble around like a lost member of the Foot Clan in their "lobby" which is the surrounding Petco it is housed in.
Option one: Private attentive care. Option two: 45 minutes of spiralling anxiety next to the kitty feather teasers display.
She's hating that cone, but looking good. in the end, we got fucking lucky. a series of immediate actions as soon as we saw symptoms worked in concert to save her life, which i say without hyperbole.
Southpaw Vet in San Diego is top-notch.
spay your dogs and love them everyday.
Jul 15, 2O22
the classic 1998 album cover 'www.thug.com' by mayonnaise sandwich eating artist Trick Daddy as a fully functional website!
At the time Trick Daddy's album cover art was a vision of the future. however the actual site would never live up to this bold statement. and so, two decades later i have decided to give the work the justice it deserves (& avoid working on my actual responsibilities).
LINK DUMP#006 o6/3O/2022 ☀ A very belated linkdump featuring McAnarcho related content from the depths of cyberspace.
You will find this title on the lowest tier of Shelf 1 by clicking the skimask mannequin head.
Dont miss the Troublemaker's Nook if youre looking for new summertime activites. Topics include lockpicking, psychedelic recipe guide and murder (or at the least, aggressive poking).
As always, all titles are free, however for a limited time only, you can share the Humantooth Hotglue Library with your least favorite aunt's most active facebook group to receive up to 10% off.
Humantooth Theater presents: Duckman
Life through a Dog's Eyes
Years ago, i was at my favorite bookstore in Taipei, the main eslite branch, and i picked up a local contemporary art magazine. I couldn't read it, and still can't today, having lived there for a few years during the time in between. Since it was printed locally it was astoundingly cheap (180NT ~ $6USD), which was worth the price for this single photo feature from a Taiwanese photographer with the same surname as my mother's family. That fun fact aside, his love for dogs, and very Daido style made me think he was a kindred spirit. Anyhoo, i thought i should scan it and share these images with a wider audience. Im also working on translating the accompanying article.
Sorry i havent updated this shit in a minute, i've devoted all my free braincells to defeating Toe Jam & Earl: Panic on Funkatron. I need to protect my people from the humans that have invaded our land.
So for the past few days [or weeks? time is?] ive been pretty engrossed in a new project- building out a beginner's guide to the Retroid Pocket 2+, a handheld for retrogaming i ordered and FINALLY arrived. Basically its like a gameboy for everything from old school nintendo to playstation 2, including dreamcast and n64. It's kind of the shit (i played Toe Jam and Earl: Panic on Funkatron at the DMV yesterday), but it takes awhile to configure in order to run so many different consoles*, and most guides out there assume a bit of working knowledge when it comes to emulation and retrogaming in general.
I think its a holdover from my manic video editing style, that allows me to really go to town on multi-day single projects in a way that i've never been able to tap into before, besides the final hours of a paper being due, or a alternative press expo i had it in my head to have a zine ready for. so, thats where i've been, not even bothering to finish the last season of 90 day fiance or start the lastest one to boot. Im a changed person. wasting all my free hours and finishing work early in order to make a hyper-kawaii digital guide to an obscure tech gadget that only a few people have ever heard of, and of that set, even less will have a need for a beginner's guide like the one im making.
You know how when people who do arts or writing, but arent artists or authors, say some corny dramatic shit like "if only one person finds meaning in my work, then that's enough for me."? I'm kinda there, but its more like if this guide helps 36 people save time on set up, that would be.. neat? Putting it on paper really makes it sound like a stupid time investment, just like the sex robot show- trading off dozens of hours of free labor to produce something only a smattering of folks might truly care for. But in both cases, i think the driving force isn't even audience, if im being honest, its making something that i wished had existed and knowing that it doesnt makes it super-easy to go gung-ho; that is, making the guide i wish i had when configuring my retroid, or consolidating the research i expected to be connected while researching my thesis. And in both cases im learning little skills, like how to use style sheets effectively or make animations in AfterEffects.
Anyhoozles, ill link the new site to this one when i finish (obviously), until then, have you seen the neato links page I made? there's some cool homepage buttons for other sites like this on neocities.