Perfect ending to a holiday Monday here. My daughter invented a new game called ‘Nose Ball’ and apparently my big Deputy Editor pal is aces at it.
It’s a simple game. We throw a big silly ball in the air somewhere in the region of Deputy Editor’s head and he makes like a trained seal and noses or head butts the heck out of it and sends it flying. He enjoyed it big time and we couldn’t stop laughing.
Hope you all are having a great Monday too. I’ll be back to normal iPad posting service in the morning.
Happy New Year. 2012 felt like it went by in a flash – and it was an eventful year for iPad owners and fans. We saw the release of a new iPad 3, the lovely little iPad mini, and the unexpected iPad 4 alongside the mini in November.
We also saw the iPad operating system updated to iOS 6 with a slew of new features.
2013 should be another action-packed year for the iPad. It now faces more and perhaps stiffer competition from Android tablets and others. There’s speculation that Apple is ramping up its refresh cycle for the iPad too – so we may see a 6 month refresh cycle rather than the one year cycle they initially followed. That might result in a new iPad 5 and / or new iPad mini release in the March April period.
I’m excited about the new year, for a number of reasons. Here’s wishing all of you health, happiness and success this coming year.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US.
I’ve got tons to be thankful for this year. A great family, work I enjoy doing, great friends online and offline, living in the best town anywhere in the world, Austin, and lots more.
Hope you all have much to be thankful for as well and are enjoying the holiday with family and friends.
Many of you were so kind when I posted last week about my big pal, the Deputy Editor Dawg, and his surgery to remove an object that was lodged in his intestine. Thanks very much for all your comments and concern.
So I thought I’d offer a short final update on his status. This morning I removed his cone of shame and he gave a huge head shake and rubbed his head all over me. His incision area has healed up very nicely and is nice and clean. He’s got his appetite back and I’d say he’s back up to about 80% of his normal self.
He needs 5 more days of bed rest and then we can get back into our normal routine of long morning walks and chasing tennis balls in the evening. Basically, he’s happy and just about back to his old self.
Apologies for another off topic post, but after all the kind words I received yesterday about my big pal the Deputy Editor Dawg I thought I’d offer a short update on his status.
His surgery went very well and the vet says he’s strong as an ox. They removed a good-sized chunk of a ball from his intestine successfully. Running after a ball is his big obsession in life (outside of his editing duties of course) but he has never been one for chewing them up at all – so I’m convinced this was an accident when he was just savoring a ball he’d chased down.
He was pretty beat up when he came home after surgery yesterday evening – groggy and with eyes full of pain, which is always so tough to see. He was creaky and strained and not enjoying movement at all, especially with the horrible cone on to prevent him licking his patched up areas. The vet said he would be much, much better today – and sure enough this morning he woke up with a far more lively attitude and a wonderful shine back in his eyes.
He’s got a few days of very light food intake and two weeks of bed rest ahead of him and then, barring any complications, he should be back to his big,strong self.
Thanks so much to all of you who had kind words about him yesterday!