Sick puppy

sickpuppy My less-than-a-year-old puppy stopped eating 48 hours ago. And from past experience that’s always a bad sign.

I still remember a previous dog who fell ill and basically starved herself to death. The last few moments were the most painful. Between trying to syringe feed her, we had to endure watching her drag her emaciated body around the garden in an attempt to avoid us forcing food into her. The next morning we found her lifeless body on the driveway.

The whole of yesterday was spent anxiously watching her every move. She is a mad hatter of a dog and would normally jump up and down and every other way imaginable whenever she caught sight of us. Although she was still walking about, her usual bounce was conspicuously absent. Her eyes looked glassy and miserable. No amount of coaxing could make her eat.

A couple of days before we found a half mangled rat in the driveway and I am convinced that my puppy may have swallowed some bacteria or virus in the process of toying with the vermin.

Woke up early this morning just so I could put out food for her and lo and behold she started nibbling at it. She actually finished all the food and seemed more active after. She is still slow when she used to wolf down her food but it’s a start!


Actor commits ‘suicide’ onstage

A stage actor was the victim of a twisted murder attempt when his fake knife was switched for the real thing. The audience was most impressed with the ‘special effects’ during the final act where the character that the actor was playing, slits his own throat. People only realized that something was amiss when he did not get up at the end of the show. Talk about art imitating life. Read more about it here.

Bad Food

food_jakob_bad-3 If the food really sucks at an eaterie, would you go up to the counter and tell them at the end of the meal? My sister says that there are people who will do it and she tends to agree with them. She once complained that her food was too salty in a reputable restaurant and got a complimentary dessert for her efforts. Was justice served?

I was at a fast food joint yesterday and was in the process of ordering my coronary-baiting lunch. A man walks up and complained that the food was very different from when he had ordered it the last time. The manager pointed out the ingredients were exactly the same and has been for the longest time.

“It’s not good!” the customer protested.

“Are you sure you ordered the same item?” asked the manager, eyebrow raised.

A puzzled look sauntered across the man’s face which ended in an “Eureka” moment. He looked over to his friend and started explaining to the latter about the mistake he has made and what he should have actually ordered. He left the establishment not once looking back at the manager who was sporting a shit-eating grin. Guess who is eating a crow burger now?