Anywhere in MO, if you say, “Columbia” to a dog person — or a really committed and experienced pet person of any kind, no doubt — you are using shorthand for “The vet hospital associated with the University of Missouri in Columbia.”
So I am in Columbia today, with Pippa. Here she is in the hotel room:
Pippa had a pretty bad week last week. She experienced sudden severe pain and considerable distress, seemingly a neck problem, but it was hard to be sure. Pain killers didn’t really work; prednisone didn’t really work; a visit to a chiropractor didn’t really work; so here we are.
Best guess is a disc issue with her neck. Tomorrow she’ll have an MRI. At the moment she looks like a great candidate for surgery because she is basically as healthy as a dog half her age.
So this is why I may be online less than usual this week. However, I did bring my laptop with me, so we’ll see.