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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pip's Eyes

Our beloved Pip is a Pit Bull mix. She has (had) glaucoma that resulted in complete blindness about 2 years ago. She adapted to the blindness quite well, and can even maneuver through the woods on her own to have her morning "movement".  Otherwise, she lives in the house with us and apparently loves it.  She retrieves her toys from her basket and plays with them.  She even stimulates herself by tossing her toys into the air and then searches them out.  She is a very content and gentle dog.

In simple terms, gPip's Enucleationlaucoma causes an increased pressure in the eyes. As is often the case, the medications that were designed to keep the pressure in her eyes under control were starting to fail to keep her comfortable. To to eliminate her pain, today, Pip had a complete enucleation (surgical removal of her eyes). She is doing quite well just 4 hours post-op. The stitches will be removed in about 2 weeks.

I took a picture of her just to document the occasion, but I realized the picture may be misleading (click the thumbnail for a larger version).  Even just four hours post-op, she's still a happy, content, dog.  So, I shot this short video of her wagging her tail.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Three Movies I Must See This Summer
I don't go to the theater very much.  That's because HiltonHouse Theater is much better.  However, it may be hard to wait for these three films to be released on Blu-ray.

The first one, The Expendables.  Even if the plot and screenplay is terrible, with the lineup of "actors", it's sure to be a fun ride. It's almost as if a group of fanboys got together and said,  "wouldn't if be great to have Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, and Mickey Rourke in the same shoot-em-up movie!"


The next one, Salt, looks to be in the same vein of a Bourne film and the sleeper, Breach.  I not a huge Angelina Jolie fan, but again it'll probably be a fun summer film.


The last one, Knight and Day, is a little confusing.  Say what you will about Tom Cruise as a person (weirdo?), but he is a pretty good actor.  If there's any doubt, check out MagnoliaKnight and Day is certainly going to have some humor, but it's apparently going to include some crazy stunts!

We started off the summer blockbuster season right with Iron Man 2.  I can't wait for what's to come.

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