Waffles did well with his surgery today. He is pretty tired, confused, and a little sad about the cone of shame.
Journalists trapped in Syria ask for assistance. Above is a video from wounded French journalist Edith Bouvier. In English:
I need to be operated on as soon as possible. The doctors here have treated us very well, as well as they are able to, but they cannot perform surgical operations so I need a ceasefire to be imposed as soon as possible, a vehicle that has medical supplies or at least that is in a good enough state to be able to take us to Lebanon, and an operation as soon as possible.
The rest of the video features a Syrian doctor, Mohammed Al-Mohammed, who has frequently appeared in videos from Homs, who details her injuries (in Arabic) and reiterates her need for assistance.
A similar video is up for British photographer Paul Conroy, a colleague of the late Marie Colvin’s at the Sunday Times. He says:
Obviously any assistance that can be given by government agencies would be welcome and we’ll work on the same premise on the ground.
Roosevelt spoke for more than an hour. Then he was rushed to the Johnston Emergency Hospital, where six surgeons prepared him on an operating table. Roosevelt insisted they were taking the wound, between the collar bone and the lower rib, too seriously.
Photo: An X-ray of Roosevelt’s chest shows how close the bullet (embedded in rib on left) came to piercing his lung. Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Ed note: We already knew Roosevelt was awesome but this just pushes him over the top.
Waffles gets neutered tomorrow. This is how the conversation went:
Me: Waffles, you’re going to the vet tomorrow to get neutered, pack your bags.
Waffles (photo 1): Neutered? Whats that?
Me: Oh, just a simple, minor surgery.
Waffles (photo 2): Ohhhhhh ouch. What kind of surgery?
Me: They take your harbles.
Waffles (photo 3): NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO