After Archifest, the month has rapidly accelerated downhill. My brother died suddenly and unexpectedly. I'm still trying to deal with that. If you're a friend whose contact with me is just through LJ, contact me privately if you need more information.
The dog was sick a few weeks ago, and then while I was away, his symptoms returned. Ultrasound with the vet revealed that he has numerous tumors inside him. He's 11 years old, or so (we adopted him from a rescue group when he was around 5, but we don't know precisely). That's about the same age our previous corgi was (also a rescue dog) when he died, right before Halloween 7 years ago. Corgis can live longer than that, but 11-12 is not unexpected for a corgi lifespan. (I've seen ranges given of 10-15, 11-14, and 12-13; seems like they're narrowing in on it.)
We're not sure how long he has, but it's probably going to be sooner rather than later.
So that's why I'm not saying much else.
I'll be back in a while.