Archive for October, 2005

Neuter Stitches

The good boy got his stitches out last night! They said he healed very nicely and that he seemed to be very well behaved for a Siberian Husky puppy. I guess we’re doing a good job!


Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world, Elwood, you must be” — she always called me Elwood — “In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.

Software Update (or E/N = Old)

So, forgo daily has been around for a while. From back in the days when ‘blogs’ were ‘E/N‘ sites. Obviously, the Everything/Nothing name didn’t last (you can still see me here). It’s been 6 years, but forgo daily is still running the same software to post the news (you can search or browse the archives all the way back). Admittedly it’s severely modified and hacked apart by now, but it still may be recognizable as News Publisher by Grant somebody (whose site was apparently hosted by Roosh who is harder to find now but is a DJ in D.C. — ahh, the nostalgia).

Anyway, the thing I like about what I have now is that the comments for posts are handled by the forum. So, there’s one place to go to see all forgo daily posts and comments and forum posts. Everything else about it I hate — the lack of easy customization, the interface for writing forgo daily items, the fact that I’m locked into an old version of the script and forum because of the changes, the lack of ease in putting pictures or content from other sites into posts and everything else. I would love to switch to WordPress (as Loki’s page uses (soo much easier and enjoyable to write items and add features), but I lose the forum integration.

Tell me, what should I do?

The Neuter Cone

Here’s that cone. This was when he was still feeling the anesthesia. He actually looks fairly aware in this picture compared to how he was acting at the time.

Neutering Update

They’re gone!

He was in a bad mood the whole day after it happened. He whined in the car all the way home. He whined at home whenever someone wasn’t talking to him and petting him. Then, unfortunately, we had to go out for the night for a friend’s birthday party. When we got back, he was fine! He was happy and licky and waggy and running around the house and outside like his normal self. If it wasn’t for the big plastic cone on his head (picture coming soon!), you wouldn’t know anything had happened at all.

His aunt was watching him for the night while we were gone, and apparently the story goes like this. He was whining the whole night and then from one second to the next, BAM! he was fine. He started running around the house, chasing the other dog and doing everything he could to drive her crazy. Apparently, he didn’t like the after effects of the anesthesia. As soon as that wore off, he was fine. He’s been a champ since. We give him pain pills, but I don’t think he even needs them.

Neutering a.k.a. Where’d They Go?!

The neutering happens today! He’s five months and 10 days old. It was supposed to be a week ago, but we unknowingly gave him some food the morning of the surgery which we’re not supposed to do but weren’t told to not do except for a message the vet left for us the day before that we didn’t get until after we fed him.

Wish him luck!

These might be fun: Neuticles.


I like this picture. He looks like he’s sneaking up behind a poor unsuspecting cat or something.

Five Months

Loki’s five months old now and 32 pounds. We’re progressing his training (slowly) with work on keeping his attention through distractions with the help of the snap lead mentioned before. It seems like an electric shocker trainer would be more effective, though, but we’ll see how the snap lead does.

We also got a gentle leader, which basically lets us lead him by his mouth instead of his neck, giving us much more control when walking him and discouraging him from pulling on the leash during walks. It works really well! The only downside is that it looks a bit like a muzzle, and people we pass mistake it for a muzzle and think we must have a dangerous wolf with a muzzle to protect people.