Wednesday evening I was at an awards ceremony for students. It's amazing how much you can brighten the life of a person by simply acknowledging him or her for who they are and what they have done. Many students were acknowledged that night.
At home, Tami and Enzo were dealing with a different issue that was a little more stressful: Monte vs one of the living room windows. It's difficult to declare a decisive victor in such a situation. Monte has a plastic cone around his head and stitches across his nose. What's left of the window is temporarily being held together with tape. Ahhh, just like old times. The house Tami and I used to own had cellophane tape windows for about a year. I liked to say they were double paned because I had taped them closed from both sides until we were able to replace them. Memories. Well, this window will be fixed sooner. In the meantime, poor Monte is learning to get around with a giant cone and a little extra love and attention from us.
I am so grateful to our friends. Tami did not want to call me because she didn't want to worry or stress me while I was at the awards ceremony. Luckily she called Matt who was able to get hold of Mitra. There are not many people better than Mitra to have around in a situation like this. Mitra helped Tami and Enzo get Monte to an all night emergency vet after Mitra assessed that Monte's wound was serious and bigger than her pet-first-aid kit was designed to help with. Everything worked out in the end. I came home and helped Tami finish cleaning up Monte-blood and broken glass and we helped each other feel better about it all while Enzo slept. After all was cleaned up, I went back to the vet hospital to pick up the glorious Count of Monte Cristo complete with $650 stitches, medicine, drainage tube, and stylish white collar. I'm pretty sure that collar will become the coolest doggy trend once they see Monte sporting one.