So Stephen Harper has appointed 3 failed Conservative candidates to the Senate. Even though Harper harped on for years about the unelected Senate being a repository for washed-up Liberal hacks, he is not above using it for the same purpose. The fact that he made these appointments in spite of his ‘belief’ that the Senate should be elected should not really surprise anyone. I hate to say it but this is only a sign of things to come. Harper is really a despot in disguise as Prime Minister. Now with a majority government his real nature will come out and I don’t think it will be pretty. It is too bad that over 40% of Canadians did not bother to vote. We definitely need electoral reform in this country.

Has anyone noticed that a lot of the police procedurals like Law and Order: SVU, Criminal Minds and others in the genre are getting really bad? Some of the story lines of late have been absolutely pathetic. Take one recent SVU episode about ‘reproductive abusers’ in which John Stamos played a guy who tricked women into getting pregnant and having his children. I thought Mariska Hargitay was going to choke every time she had to get out the words ‘reproductive abuser.’ There also seem to be crimes presented that are so bizarre that I doubt how any of them could be possible. It seems like these shows have pretty much run their course.

Molly went to the vet today to have her nails trimmed and her anal glands done. She had been scooting off and on for a week, so I decided it was time to take her in. I can’t believe how much fluid she had in the glands! It was a lot. She was very good for the vet! Oh and she has lost a whopping 10 grams! Woo hoo Molly girl! Molly continues to do very well. We seem to have her collapsing trachea under control. As soon as she starts to cough we get right on it with the hydrocodone cough syrup and it does not seem to progress into a non-stop hack anymore. Molly is very popular at the vet’s office!

Now it is time for the annual PSA about not leaving dogs in cars when you go inside somewhere. Even today, which was only about 22 degrees it was far too hot to leave Molly in the car while I went to Subway.  Because Molly is so small and uber-portable, I brought her in with me. No one said anything. Even with the windows down, cars can become extremely hot in just minutes. Dogs can die very quickly in hot vehicles. In the heat, do your dog a favour and leave her home where it is cooler. In the lower mainland only about 4 months[1] are too hot to leave your dog in the car. Dogs can go for rides in cars in the summer you just can’t do any errands and leave them there.

[1] June, July, August and September. Although June and September can have some days where it is cool enough. Anything over 19 or 20 degrees celcius is too hot to leave the dog in the car.


3 thoughts on “Why is anyone surprised & some other thoughts

  1. That John Stamos episode of SVU was brutal. The season finale was better, but I am also noticing that many of the police procedurals I watch are completely iffy. I am really going to miss The Chicago Code because it was so well done.

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