Thanks to the internet and the social groups out there now, I have been able to get in touch with many of my high school friends. Sometimes this is a wonderful thing but at other times all this does is serve as a reminder of why we stopped being close friends to begin with. There is usually a reason why certain people become lifelong friends and why some do not. That reason is usually obvious at the time but is usually forgotten over time. Well social media serves at times as a gentle, or not so gentle, reminder.
My friend Joe, who I recently met up with after twenty years of absence, was one of those friends that I lost touch with because of the hectic school load we both had combined with several moves around the country. On Sunday morning my recently-found friend called me to say good morning and to ask me a question about his dog “Lucky”. He proceeded to tell me that the vet told him that Lucky had a condition called “Medial Patellar Luxation” and prescribed a medication called Rimadyl. Rather than ask the vet at the time of the examination to explain the condition, Joe waited until 8 am Sunday morning to decide to call me and ask me. It’s always a pleasure to help out an old friend plus it gave me a good topic for this blog. Read More