Hemingway, why did Mom have to go to the vet?
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!