Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Do You Really Want to Know?

Ok, Poll question:

Yes, there is a story behind the dog and the chair. Yes, I've written about it (and was plenty pissed when it was rejected by Medical Economics. They've published pieces like What I Learned When my Father got Sick and What I Learned When my Kid got Sick, but didn't feel that What I Learned When my Dog got Sick was "appropriate" for them.) However it's longer than a typical post (and besides, I'd have to re-write some of it to make it suitable for the blog) though maybe I could divide it up and post it in chapters.

So what say the masses:

To blog or not to blog the story of the Rolling Peke?

Vote in the Comments.

18 Comments:

At Sun Mar 18, 05:55:00 PM, Blogger Janet said...

Blog it! I think it sounds like a great story.

 
At Sun Mar 18, 07:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! I want to know more about the Rolling Peke! And a picture or two would be smashing.

 
At Sun Mar 18, 07:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. Didn't see the picture in the previous post. *blushing in embarrassment*

 
At Sun Mar 18, 09:24:00 PM, Blogger jmb said...

Yes please. I wanted to ask in the comments on the previous post but was too polite! Besides you know you're going to anyway.
jmb

 
At Sun Mar 18, 11:02:00 PM, Blogger Judy said...

So how many yes votes will it take to get you to post this?

 
At Sun Mar 18, 11:45:00 PM, Blogger The Peanut Gallery said...

You're teasing us now - you have to tell us the story!

Seriously, how many yes votes do you need? I might vote in anonymously a few times if need be.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 12:16:00 AM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

blog! You can always break it into pieces if it seems too long for one post.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 12:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely Blog!! It sounds like an interesting story to say the least

 
At Mon Mar 19, 01:46:00 AM, Blogger Wil said...

How DID the Peke become a gimp?

 
At Mon Mar 19, 06:15:00 AM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

Actually, what I'm really curious about is if anyone's honest enough to say, "Nah; don't bother. I don't really care."

 
At Mon Mar 19, 09:44:00 AM, Anonymous difficultpt said...

"Actually, what I'm really curious about is if anyone's honest enough to say, "Nah; don't bother. I don't really care.""

No, those folks won't say anything. And the rest of us would like to hear the story . . . After all, those who don't care don't have to read it, do they? ;o)

If it's really long, spreading it over a few posts is probably a good idea.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 10:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could just be a short statement of something like a) he popped a disc and became paralyzed; b) he was hit by a car; c) has a spinal tumor; d) just severe osteoarthritis; or e) degenerative nerve disease.

Or, none of the above...

 
At Mon Mar 19, 01:29:00 PM, Blogger Medblog Addict said...

Nah; don't bother.

But only because I already know the story!!

Go ahead and post it. It's a great story and I'll read it again. And this time I'll have my hankie ready.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 01:46:00 PM, Blogger Julie VW said...

Actually, what I'm really curious about is if anyone's honest enough to say, "Nah; don't bother. I don't really care."

Well, I wasn't going to say anything, but when you taunt me like that, I feel compeled to 'fess up; I don't really want to read about what happened to your dog. (I get enough dog stories from my co-workers).

I *am* interested in what you learned, and will read through the horrible part (where the poor puppy is hit by a car, attacked by a pack of rabbid squirles or left for dead in a back alley) because I already know there is a happy ending. (I'm a sucker for happy endings!)

 
At Mon Mar 19, 01:55:00 PM, Blogger Lynn Price said...

I'm with Medblog Addict. Read it. Loved it. It's an adorable story, and like MBA, I'll grab my Kleenex for the second round.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 02:58:00 PM, Blogger Detail Muse said...

Definitely tell the story!!

But -- and this is going to get me boo'ed here -- Medical Economics isn't the only publication, ya know. Rolling Peke's story (and, more so, yours) has such universal appeal that you ought to submit it till it's pubbed. Bark Magazine (The New Yorker of pet mags)? JAMA's A Piece of My Mind? Or so many others.

And then reprint or link to it here.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 07:56:00 PM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

Detail: Yeah, that's what I *should* do, but if I do, there goes my anonymity. Besides, it was written (style-wise) specifically for ME. So maybe I'll just re-write it for here.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 08:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, please re-write it. I enjoy your style and sense of humor and would love to read a longer piece by you!

 

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