The Wonder Beagle has lymphoma. The back pain combo package - a collapsed disk, spondylosis, and a chunk of something-or-other in the spinal canal - apparently wasn’t enough for him. During a follow-up visit for the back problems, the vet didn’t like the feel of some lymph nodes and did an aspiration biopsy. Got the bad news a couple days ago.
So, fuck lymphoma for adding to the discomforts of an old dog with a bad back. The only bright side is we’re going to start him on prednisone tonight (having cleared his system of the incompatible meds he was getting for his back pain), and I’m given to understand that prednisone may make him drink more and urinate more. And Wonder Beagle just loooves to go out and pee on things. I suppose everyone, no matter how stupid (sorry WB, but it’s true), needs a hobby.
Fuck me for being too cheap, too disorganized, or too logical to commit to a year of expensive, schedule-dependent chemotherapy for an old dog with other health problems that will not be helped by chemo.
And now, a pitting for a couple of posters who have been pissing me off for a while. I’ve been meaning to pit you guys but haven’t had the energy, but since I’m venting about the dog, now’s your turn.
Fuck magellan01 for yet another pointless foray into a discussion of the legal union of two adults of the same sex and/or gender, namely this thread in order to poison it with his usual two-part diatribe against using “marriage” to describe said union. We got it, you don’t like the idea. Now grow yourself a set of balls (biological or metaphorical, your choice) and answer the question which has been asked of you so many times: What, exactly, do you believe will happen if the legal union, i.e. the one not resulting from a religious ceremony, of two adults of the same sex is called “marriage?” None of this stuff about how the word will lose its shiny specialness - I and the others want to know how you think real, live people of all sexual and religious orientations will behave in real life. Will the stop getting married? Will they get married more? Will they get a rash? C’mon, man up and answer (not here, man - in the thread!).
Fuck Lacunae Quell for starting this thread. You started it on the premise that you were genuinely confused about the handling of a transgendered child, but by post #11 you couldn’t keep up the pretense and went into a rant neatly summarized by Miller as, “Because some atheists make fun of your religion, you’re rejecting the entire concept of transgenderism.” I don’t know which makes you more pit-worthy - your notion that American Christians are persecuted, marginalized, and forced to practice in secret OR your notion that this imaginary persecution makes it totally unfair that non-Christian (or less-Christian) people are treated like human beings.
magellan01 and Lacunae Quell, please don’t bother arguing with me in this thread. Argue with me in the threads I’ve linked to, since there are others waiting for your responses there as well. All I ask of you here is that you go fuck yourselves silly.
And don’t forget to pet my dog, who has cancer, on your way out.