Sunday, December 23, 2018

The baker's in the Christmas groove and Christmas Song #20 .


Wet and windy and cold. Just the way the PONs like to start their day.


The growth on the side of Sophie's muzzle has quadrupled in size over the last few days. The vet is of course closed until Monday. We shall take her down to have it looked at first thing tomorrow. Sophie seems less troubled by it than 'The Font'.


At the greengrocers a huge pile of Ly Chi's. Not something I'd thought the French would be keen on nor something I've ever seen piled high.


The baker has at last got in the Christmas groove.


L'irresistible proves to be just that. I order two safe in the knowledge 'The Font' will take half a spoonful and suggest Angus finish the rest. The PONs get the curly ends from the croissant.


Christmas carol #20 from this mornings 9:00 am service at St.Andrews Kirk in Chennai. The architecture is Scottish, the decorations Indian. The floor and ceiling fans tell you how hot it is ( but the candles on the altar are lit ). They're a little Presbyterian for modern tastes but they do wonderful work with blind girls with leprosy and you can't help but like them for that :  https://youtu.be/fQ276zWTx1E?t=5826

Not all refugees are unwelcome. Well done to France for welcoming Yazidi refugees from Iraq. The President has also gone to Chad to visit the troops who are fighting ISIL. He's taken the Elysee Palace chef with him which is a gesture the French military will appreciate:
https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/1075848790819696641




11 comments:

  1. Cherry had two growths that looked similar, one on her ear and one in her chest area. The one on her ear was there for a while but the one on her chest appeared suddenly. When they were removed, they were both diagnosed as skin tumors of borderline malignancy. We keep an eye out for anything similar but the second of these was already a couple of years ago, so far so good. Hope Sophie gets good news from her vet.

    I appreciate your news of gracious behavior from President Macron. It is a tough time to be an American, although I am a lawyer, and I believe the center will hold.

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    1. We'll keep an eye on her. It's the sudden spurt of growth that's the unsettling thing. Thankfully the family diva hasn't worked out that the vet is anything other than a devoted fan. This makes visits to see him much easier. Bob by contrast has worked out the vet is not an adoring fan.

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    2. My PON had a growth like that on her thigh as a puppy; it was benign. It appeared suddenly, but it took 2-3 months to disappear. If it's malignant it can be removed. If not malignant, it will disappear on it's own. Most likely, everything will be fine long term.

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    3. I forgot to add that it can be tested in the office during the visit. A vet can take a sample with a needle and look at it with a microscope. So it may not be necessary to remove. Best of luck either way.

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    4. Iza. Thanks. We'll keep you posted on developments.

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  2. We hope that the vet can fit your girl in to get her growth off. Does everything in France shut down over the next week or so for the holidays? Everyone here has been leaving the city, but I have to stay and work.

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    1. The French take August off when the weather is ideal for going to the beach. They tend to work hard and diligently the rest of the year. Everything will be open tomorrow, closed Christmas Day and then open again on Wednesday. This makes the process less manic.

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  3. Hari OM
    Sending some Blogville POTP that this growth can be readily and swiftly dealt with...

    Thank you for the Kirk connection. YAM xx

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  4. Thinking of our Sophie, and waiting to hear Vet report.

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  5. Prayers and love to Miss Sophie!

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  6. Our best wishes for Sophie. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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