….sort of a long story, but I’m currently stranded in Breezewood, Pennsylvania. My car broke down on the Interstate last night. No rental cars in town. My car was towed to a dealer in Frederick about an hour away. Any ideas?
Oh yeah, I have the two dogs with me. And one of them is dying. Harper was diagnosed with a nasal tumor yesterday. She probably has about a week or two left. She’s not doing well.
So yeah. Christmas Eve. And I’m stuck in a cheap roadside motel room watching my dog die. Add a drug-addicted whore and a hangover and I’ve got the opening scene to a Bukowski novel. A really bad one.
MORE: The Enterprise branch in Bedford had a last-minute cancellation. So I should be getting a car shortly.
MORE II: Finally arrived in Indiana. I was able to get a script for some steroids for Harper, which won’t help with the tumor, but seems to have already helped with the inflammation–and with her mood. Hopefully she’ll sleep, now. She hasn’t slept for a few days. I, on the other hand, have had some bourbon. After the last 48 hours I’ve had, that will definitely help me sleep.
Thanks for all the kind wishes, offers to help, and sweet emails about your own dogs, Agitatortots. Y’all are great. Have a terrific holiday.