May 25, 2022
I almost killed Uno two days ago. He was being a good boy and I was in the kitchen eating a handful of pecans when I noticed he was sitting patiently on his little dogpad in the living room staring at me with that Hey, any chance I could get a little handout over here? look. So I walked over to where he was and rewarded him a couple pecan crumbles, then added a few more just for good digestion sake. Just then Kathy walked by and said, "You're not feeding Uno pecans are you?" And when I said yes, she said, "It can kill him! Dogs can't stomach pecans!" Long story short, he survived the trip to the vet and the anti-viral-shot between the shoulder blades and I survived the straight-thru-ticket to hell, at least for this infraction. This morning the boy is still a little lethargic but he appears to be making it with one caveat.
Do not feed me any more pecans dude.
In spite of the vet trip, I have been honking on images for the book, like this sketch I may turn into a serious piece.
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