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Velvet and Thora vs. The Cookie Dough: Week 1

Well, it was a great day. I ran 3 1/2 miles, then came home, showered, and took some stabs at it with a fork. Thora just watched and cheered me on. And no, before someone calls Animal Control, I am definitely NOT feeding my dog chocolate. In fact, I’ve just learned Thora needs (and will get) a $7000 operation, so don’t tell me I ain’t a good mama!


We’ll report back with regularity.


  1. Erika

    $7,000? trust me, it could have been worse.

  2. always write

    You done me proud, Velvet.

  3. Siryn

    poor Thora!

    poor your wallet!

    But Thora is worth every last cent.

  4. b

    poor puppy =( You’ll be all better soon =)

  5. jordanbaker

    Can we start a pool on how long it takes you to finish the tub, and then use the pay-in to defray the costs of Thora’s operation?

  6. always write

    Cookie-thon! Operators are standing by.

  7. Juju Bean

    And this is why I have pet insurance. I hope Thora’s surgery goes well. Such a cutie!

  8. I-66

    So what you’re saying is you should’ve got a tub of sugar cookies or something so she could have some.

  9. barbara

    Thora has this look of regal wisdom about her as she sits there with her mismatched eyes on a cloud comforter guarding her mama’s reward for all that running. Your dogs both seem like they are somewhere between canine and human. If only they could talk…

  10. Velvet

    Erika – I suppose it can always be worse. But yeah, I was shocked. And I’m waffling with the specialist on this only because they are just saying she needs this, but no one can seem to prove it to me on the x-rays.

    AW – this is your fault!

    Siryn – Oh, how I miss you!!!

    B – Thora is currently snoring, so I think she’ll be just fine. She’s a fighter. Unlike Sammy who would cower at the operation and recovery.

    Jordan Baker – Oh! Excellent idea!!

    AW – Do it! HA! Start the cookie-thon!

    Juju Bean – Thora has two snapped ACL (anterior cruciate ligaments) and needs a $3500 operation in each back leg. I checked the pet insurance, and there’s a 12 month waiting period on ACL surgery…so…sadly, between both pets, I’d spend $1000 for the year just to live out the waiting period. I suppose I’ll get friendly with my AMEX and just charge it.

    I66 – Isn’t sugar just as bad? The problem with chocolate is the caffeine I thought. But sugar can put a little dog into advanced diabetes real quick. At least that’s what the “old wives tales” say.

    Barbara – She always looks regal. That’s my baby girl!

  11. I-66


    I wonder what’s in that Frosty Paws stuff. The dogs love that.

  12. Velvet

    Chemicals. Have you ever given them to a dog only to find them not finish it, and it’s still there, with the consistency of “ice cream” 10 hours later? Ick.

  13. carrie m

    a chocolate chip or two won’t break the dog. however, i’d be happy to come over and remove said chocolate chips, you know, for thora’s sake. and some cookie dough. for you and the dog, b/c i’m so altruistic.

  14. I-66

    Nah. My dogs always finished them rather expediently.

  15. Valley Girl

    I love how a quarter of that bucket has been polished off.

  16. allez oop

    The question I have is whether you polished off that quarter bucket in one or two sittings? And then, what are the ramifications for your digestive tract? I’m guessing your’s is pretty sturdy.

  17. Velvet

    Carrie M – Please, you should really come help me!

    I66 – Sammy eats his, but Thora a.k.a. Ms. Picky doesn’t.

    Valley Girl – Look, I was hoping no one was going to notice that. If it is any help, I can attest to the fact that it was not quite filled to the top.

    Allez Oop – Uh, honestly, this is three sittings worth of damage. And no, my digestive track is reallllllly sensitive. You name it, I’ve got it. That’s why all I eat is freaking salad.

  18. Drunken Chud

    you know she’s not looking all regal at all. she’s staring at you wanting to eat your throat for taunting her with the cookie dough for a second time.

  19. Momentary Academic

    Um, why haven’t you had friends over to help you in your endeavors? Plus I want to meet your dogs. Please!

  20. Jenn

    Oh shit? Really? I hope Thora will be ok!

  21. Mike

    Need any more help going through that tub of cookie dough? After the week I’ve had, I could use a good, unhealthy indulgence.

  22. Not So Little Woman

    Thoooraaaa!!! Say it isn’t so! Basil sends all his support. Tell your mommy to let us know if she needs anything! We could make doggie-treat bake sale to help the cost of the surgery!

  23. nato

    And once again I’m reminded of why I am so glad that my mom is a veterinarian. I like that even the most expensive surgery never costs more than dinner. Good luck, Thora (and you too, Velvet).

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