Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Snow and the small dog redux

For our friends and family in distant parts, here is the latest weather forecast:

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:56 pm

Winter storm warning for the metro...blizzard watch southwestern MN....blizzard warnings posted near Duluth. Get ready for a wild 36 hours of snowy, windy fun! It won't be much fun on the highways later tonight and Thursday.

Potential for 8-14" of snow with this next storm....icy mix for a few hours from the metro south and east Thursday may keep amounts down a chance of 12-20" just north/west of the metro, from Willmar to St. Cloud to Brainerd and Mille Lacs area.

Conditions slowly improve on Friday as snow begins to taper, but blowing and drifting problems will remain, especially outside the metro area. Get out and play in all that new snow this weekend...highs may reach the mid 30s next week.

Last night I noticed that Bert seemed to be in some distress when he was on the couch lying on the faux fur. His heart seemed to be pounding and his breathing seemed labored. I didn't want to pay for a chest x-ray the last time he was in for a check-up but I didn't want the pathetic little dog to suffer either. So, Regis took him to the Kind Vet Clinic for the chest x-ray today. A hundred and a half dollars later, Bert has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and fluid in the lungs. He was prescribed Enalapril and Lasix. Regis takes the same pills so I suggested he just shave a little off his for Bert. No he said, Bert's pills are really cheap. Long pause. Then maybe you should take his pills I suggested. At least we declined the five hundred dollar echocardiogram.

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