Using the traditional formula to determine the human equivalent of dog years, we are able to calculate precisely what Roo's age will be on her birthday on Tuesday. Factoring the assigned birthdate value of 11/11/11, Roo will turn 21.
In celebration of not being required to listen to me any more, Roo immediately picked up a nose ring.
In other Roo news, she has had to go back to the vet for yet another skin problem, resulting in another course of antibiotics and a series of four baths, twice a week. Most disturbing, however, was the vet's opinion that Roo could stand to lose a few pounds.
"How many do you think?" I asked.
"Mmm - five," she said. She looked too polite to say more.
Roo could probably stand to lose seven. Everything's been cut back by a third.