August 27th, 2009

brain eating

My Dog is Mutating

Yup, made a brief tweet about it, which elicited a few "icks" of sorts, so now shall post here. Anyway, was brushing dog and this dog has fur. I mean, he could be mistakened for a woolly  mammoth (Sheltland Sheepdog). However, we found what grossly enough looked like a twisted toenail growing out of his *tail*. I mean, eeeeuuuuu. My brother said, oh, he broke off the other one a while ago so maybe it grew back, which seems to be the case. Anyway, after grumbling why couldn't he have grown this icky little horn thing out of his head as then it would be great for Halloween, I went off to the internet.

Today, I hit the jackpot. Sorta. It seems this is a cutaneous horn, which dogs get, cats get, etc. etc. and even people get 'em too. There are some rather er, um, fascinating photos on the web of people who have let big ones grow on them! Anyway, he'll probably have a vet visit soon so we'll deal with it then.

Anyway, this dog groomer's site - - had a whole thread on them.

I'll stick the pictures of said 'mutation' under the cut for those who have a low squick tolerance to this kind of X-File-ish stuff ;)

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My memories of Kung Fu and David Carradine

Wrote this back a couple months ago but kept not getting around to posting it….

Back before Stargate SG-1 or Stargate Atlantis, I was a big fan of the series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (aka KFTLC), the sequel to old ABC series Kung Fu, which oddly enough, I never watched. Best of all, I found out a friend was working on the series, so I was able to visit the set a few times in Toronto (if I’d lived locally, I would have fetched ‘em coffee for free!). This was pre-internet, basically, when lists to discuss TV shows were on listervs (usually at a college) and Yahoo and OneList and eGroups, etc. etc. did not exist. Oh yeah, and cable TV was sorta new, too. ;)

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