travel rant and a sick dog

You can skip this rant

I was flying back from Chicago to Austin and they took away my peanut butter. It made me so freaking mad (don’t worry, I internalized the rage and gave up the peanut butter without argument). It seems I always get into these stupid disagreements with the TSA about if things are a liquid or a solid. I have taken humus through O’hare plenty of times. Sesame paste, still in a sealed bottle, was taken away from me in St. Louis. Teese was OK. My olives were taken from me in Portland (they were more solid than the brine, which I offered to pour out, but they still threw them out) and today O’hare stole my freaking peanut butter. What the hell is the physical difference between humus and peanut butter? I just hate the waste of it all. At least, they could give it to a homeless person. I ate my orange and my luna bar but damn it, the crackers were dry. I also bought a soy latte from the Starbucks and it cost $4.91, I uttered “Jesus”, and the cashier said. “Welcome to O’hare”. Did you notice how they never say “fly the friendly skies” anymore? It is because they aren’t friendly anymore. And I don’t buy that all of these precautions have any effect on terrorism whatsoever. They just cause a lot of hassle which was probably one of the aims of the terrorists anyway, to make our country less free. So the terrorists won. Good job Homeland Security.

What kind of food do you guys like to take on through the airport?

Rant Over

So, I was also in a bad mood because after spending the last couple days taking care of my Baba Dinger developed a lot of problems with his hind legs, he wasn’t jumping up and he could hardly walk so he spent the last couple days at the vet. They still don’t know what is wrong but his x-rays showed that his spine is OK and they don’t think it is neurological. He is going to stay on pain medicine for a couple weeks with bed rest and we will see what happens.

They put him out with anesthesia which made me really nervous. He’s just a little guy! I have been so worried about him. I am just crazy about this dog. Even the doctor and nurse really liked him! They said he was an angel, aw.


14 thoughts on “travel rant and a sick dog

  1. Trinity

    Oh I hope your pup is feeling better. I hate it when my dogs are sick; it makes me feel so sad and useless. But honestly, I hate it the most when they all get a stomach bug at the same time cause it’s Mama T who’s up cleaning their accidents in the middle of the night. I digress.

    Airport security is ridiculous. In my pre-vegan days they made me throw out a 6 dollar container of Fage Yogurt. It’s so damn expensive, I tried to convince the security lady to eat it. She just smiled at me then dropped it in the trash.

  2. k

    Peanut butter possession is not a crime, it was only one jar after all. I also hope your dog is up and at ’em again. I’ve not had that problem yet but I’ve been on poop patrol for the past few months since my dog has digestive issues, so I am with you on the worrying and anxiety. She’s so sweet when she is sick but I’ll take healthy/bratty over that any day.

  3. Jes

    Poor Dinger! I hope he gets better ASAP and that nothing’s seriously wrong with him. I always get so worried when my cats are having health issues.

    As for the peanut butter, damn the government. Who the heck **actually** thinks peanut butter is a bomb??? Ridiculous. Also, I totally (by accident) took mace through the Atlanta airport several times. I forgot it was in my messenger bag until it got confiscated in Kansas. Go figure.

  4. mollyjade

    Hope the dog is up and running soon!

    Next time, if you pre-spread the peanut butter on the crackers and leave the jar at home, they’ll let you take it on. Ridiculous, huh?

  5. twoveganboys

    I hope and pray your little guy gets better. It is so sad when they are sick.

    And the airlines suck. Ugh.

  6. leslie

    Aw, I hope your dog feels better soon! It’s so miserable when they feel bad…breaks my heart.

    On airplanes, I stick to sure-thing solids, because I can’t guarantee I wouldn’t throw a fit if they tried to throw away some semi-pricey vegan solidy liquid or something. Grrr.

  7. yvonne

    thanks for commenting on my blog! your little guy is so sweet! my little beagle buster passed away recently, and i’m sure he’s is looking out for you guys from his big rawhide mountain in the sky! give your pup an extra love squeezin from me!

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