Imaginary_Medium t1_j7ia4eb wrote

I'm sorry for the loss of your furbabies, I know how that feels. Sounds like there are some great dogs in your life to love though and that's a good thing. After we lost our big sweet lab mix we jumped back in probably a little too soon and brought home a little beagle mix on impulse. She's nuts, but I love that little stinker.


Imaginary_Medium t1_ixznaqp wrote

Mine were active and had pretty good habits. Leukemia is what took my grandfather in his forties. They didn't have as much to treat it back then. Grandma had a sudden aneurysm while gardening. Just seems to be a short life expectancy on that side of the family. Aunts and uncles went early too. The other side is longer lived but tend to be mad as hatters. Funny how that works sometimes.


Imaginary_Medium t1_iwvux88 wrote

You and I are probably fairly close in age. You are surely right about people today not having personal memories of the devastation caused by some of these diseases in the past, though they seem to have a bit of a short term memory problem when it comes to Covid. Maybe they are the ones who didn't have their lives turned upside down by the loss of a family member, or were in denial.

I worry about these anti-vaxxers, there seem to be so many, and measles is indeed not to be trifled with. Do you think our society will ever regain its respect for real science at some point? I don't expect to live to see it, but I hope it happens.