I sure hope those pandas quit messing up things soon!
Steinbeck, what on earth are you talking about?
Well, isn’t it because of the pandas that we all had to stay home for the last year?
Well, isn’t it because of the pandas that Mom has to wear a mask whenever she goes out?
Well, what have the pandas done?
The pandas haven’t done anything. You’re getting it all mixed up. It’s not Panda Mess; it’s called a pandemic. It’s a virus that humans can easily catch and it’s pretty dangerous. Mom has already had her first shot and next week she gets her second shot.
Do we have to get shots, too?
Do you go to the grocery store, or to concerts, or out to eat?
You know I just go out in the back yard.
Then I think you’re safe. Now will you please let me get a little nap time in? Mom’s busy “working” at her office over there and as soon as she finishes, I want to remind her that I’m hungry.
Steinbeck, I’ve told you before. We go to the vet but Mom goes to a doctor. The vet takes care of us fur people.
Have you seen Mom’s hair in the summer? It’s pretty furry!!!
She doesn’t go to the vet for herself. However, she did have to go see her doctor. Turns out that when she broke her heart and they had to open her up and then put her back together again, they had some problems.
They didn’t have to open her all the way up again, did they?
Oh no. This was just an out patient surgery. Remember? She came home later that afternoon. They told her they had to fix an incisional hernia.
That sounds awful. Hey, wait a minute. We can’t get that!!!
‘Cuz it’s a hernia!!! If it was on us, it would have to be a hisnia.
Steinbeck, I hate to admit it but you might be on to something there.
From the Mom: I did have a hernia operation last week and it still really hurts a lot. Everything you do seems to involve your stomach muscles, as I’ve quickly and painfully discovered. Hisnia or Hernia, it’s been taken care of and a few more days of rest and relaxation should get me back on the road to recovery. Oh, and the boys have had to quickly learn not to jump on me!