Post-Op

dog at Vet office
Tilly visited Georgetown Veterinary yesterday for evaluation. Modeling her mVet Evercalm garment. She has a 5 inch incision from her xiphoid distal toward her hips. Without this garment she’d be licking and scratching non-stop.

incision
It is remarkable how quickly Matilda bounces back. But meanwhile, consider the present moment fragility of this dog. The invasive nature of the surgery, the healing, the reconnection of tissues that still needs to take place. So, I need to keep a lid on her natural exuberance for the next two weeks. No jumping, no swimming, no running.

the road not taken

James Halfaday 2011 council candidate
In 2011 the announced candidates for Charlottesville City Council were Scott Bandy (I); Paul Beyer (D); Colette E. Blount (D); Brevy Cannon (D); Brandon Collins (I); Bob Fenwick (I); Kathleen M. Galvin (D); James Halfaday (D); Satyendra Huja (D); Paul Long (I); Dede Smith (D); and Andrew Williams (I). (pictured above James Halfaday)

One wonders about the roads not taken. Had the electorate made different choices in the 2011 councilmanic race would Charlottesville have avoided subsequent train wrecks?

Policies, people and leadership matter?