While he was at the vet, A and I went to a nearby mall. I had a great time hanging out with him. We bought him some shoes, two single player video games (the bribe), and one video game that we could play together. We went into Sharper Image and tried out all the massaging chairs. We ate lunch at the food court. A found some Chinese food that he pronounced not up to the quality of the dingy cafe in our neighborhood. I was glad he had not tried the Japanese sushi place.
We picked up Arnold, who was fairly good at the vet. He is up to 16.5 pounds, and has to go on a diet and a Q-tip abstinence program. However, he was dying to get out of the office, and was only mildly perky on the ride home. Once home, he slept hard the rest of the afternoon.