Introduction

The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.



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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Who Kept The Dogs Out?

It’s Jordan here again. My ‘owner’ Rich spent a lot of time in the hospital in 2003 and 2004, and the brain trust in charge wouldn’t let me into see him. (What did they think I was gonna do, shed a little and then lick my patient to death? Twits.) So my job as nurse and companion couldn’t start until his discharge. I’d hang with him for days while he mostly slept in front of my big screen tv, and you can’t buh-leeve some of the stuff I had to watch since I couldn’t reach my remote. I know he was zonked on meds, but c’mon—the city government channel? Have you ever had to watch a city planning commission meeting? Jeez…


But as soon as he was able, I got his butt out of the recliner and took him for walks. And that’s when my hard work as his physical therapist began. Man, was he ever slow and weak at the start, but I gradually increased his pace and distance day by day until I could get a decent workout. He was still zonked on meds and I’d have to remind him to bring treats in his pocket. And he’d stop on the trail and barf. Gross. But I had a job to do and I did it well, with unconditional love and patience.

Now I’m an old fellow and getting achier and slower by the day, but he understands and lets me wander off leash in the woods at my pace and see my BFF’s out in my park. So if there’s a “next time” he’s in the hospital I’m borrowing my service dog pal’s vest and insisting on visitation privileges.

Until next time, I’ll leave you with the Jordan’s World version of Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out?”…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uaPs8sxqB0


Who kept the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!}
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Who left the dogs out.


Well, the party weren’t nice, the IV’s were pumpin' {Yippie-Yi-Yo}
And every doctor makin' a call {Hah, hah, Yippie Yi Yo}
I tell my fellas "start the name callin'" {Yippie Yi Yo}
And my girls respond to the call {hah, hah, hah, hah}
Heard a Lab friend shout out


Who kept the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!}
Who left the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!}
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Who left the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!}


I see ya little rule book thicker than most
We really want to get ‘round,
Get back gruffy, back scruffy,
Get back you flea infested mongrel!


Gonna tell myself "hey, pup, no get angry" {Hey-ya, Yippie, Yi, Yo}
To any nurse calling me canine {Hey! Yippie, Yi, Yo}
But they tell me "Hey Dog, you’re out of the Party!" {Yippie Yi, Yo}
Dad got some ‘fusin in front and his tans behind {Yippie, Yi, Yo}
Heard Lab friend shout out


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Say,
A doggy is nuttin' if he can’t see his own.
Oh doggy stuck at home, Oh doggy stay home!
A doggy is nuttin' if he can’t see his own!
Oh doggy stuck at home, Oh doggy stay home!


Who kept the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!)
Who left the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!)
Who kept the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!)
Who left the dogs out {howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!, howl!)


I see ya little rule book thicker than most
We really want to get ‘round,
Get back gruffy, back scruffy,
Get back you flea infested mongrel!


Well, if I am a dog,
the party is on:
I gotta make my move,
'Cause my friend done gone.
Do you see the love comin' from my eyes
Walkin' through the place that Richie-man is takin' C down?
Me and my white doc coat
And I can't see color
Any color will do
I'll sneak on through that's why they call me faithful
'Cause I'm a hound with a plan
When they see me they say...hooooo


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1 comment:

  1. This is just really spectacular! Gotta love our unsung heroes!

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