Niagara Gazette — • 9:10 – Pharmacy. Hallelujah, the prescription is in! Head home. Mileage now 27.6.
• 9:15 – Home. Buy two bacons, get three free, stuff all five into freezer, one in the ice-cube tray. Go to medicate the cat. It’s the wrong medicine. Pharmacist is off. So is the vet who was supposed to write the prescription. Cat needs this and like Maxwell House, we’re down to our last drop. Doug is literally talking to two people at once, the pharmacy on the land line, the animal hospital on the cell. Vet’s secretary, who really likes the cat, probably more than Doug does, says she’ll do all she can.
• 9:45 – Feed cat, give her last drop, go to breakfast on Mainland. Mileage now 27.3.
• Noon – Diner is near vets’ so call again about medicine. She swears they’ve got it back at pharmacy. Right. Mileage 26.7.
• 12:30 – Medicine’s in. Cat doesn’t want it but she doesn’t have a vote. Phone rings. Bank. They dismantled the ATM and got the check. Build cat-food pyramid. Refuse to look at gas mileage. How was your day? See you on Mother’s Day. Over and out.
Come visit. Sometimes it gets crazy here.Polly (in absentia) and Doug E-mail email@example.com