This has continued to be an extravagantly crummy week. Yesterday Ben's nephew underwent emergency surgery for acute appendicitis. He's doing okay now, but will be hospitalized for at least a week. Please keep him in your prayers.
And as we were awaiting news, Ben took Deacon on an ill-fated walk. Two dogs got loose and tag-teamed poor Deacon. The little one named Dolly Parton took a little chunk out of Deacon's leg. Our supposedly vicious pit bull mix cowered behind Ben. The lady was really nice and apologetic about it. And Deacon is fine. However, I have discovered my latent Mama Dog instinct. It's a good thing I wasn't there; I can see the headline now: "Woman Bites Dolly Parton."