Old dogs are expensive. Mary took Nora to the vet this week to get an ear hematoma (another one!) drained and stitched. While there, she asked about some weird looking lumps on Nora, which turned out to be cancerous. So the vet lopped those off while Nora was knocked out anyway and a thousand dollars later Nora has some new ragged scars and a ridiculous cone collar to show for it. And hopefully no cancer for the moment.