Yesterday I sent out an email about a show and some updates on my current musicalness in the world to my fan list. In it I mentioned the condition Dorian is in. I also put it out there that donations for helping to get him the required surgery has already garnered some generosity from fans of mine. I also have a friend who will be creating a donations page in the very near future to also help.
It’s a damn pleasing thing to know that people in the world care enough about you, your pet and the need for help. While I haven’t made a full blown effort just yet, it will come soon. In the meantime, I’m pleased that another friend of mine had mentioned Dorian’s issue to a girl he is dating. She works at a vet surgery place and has offered help in getting the surgery done as well. Wow, the ether is working.
The thing I can say about Dorian is that despite the pain that he is in, he is being very stoic. Which makes me think he’s getting way down deep into the pain and putting it aside. Despite it slowing him down at such a young age.
It leads me to a tune by the infamous Steve Vai. It’s called Deep Down Into The Pain. If you pay careful attention to the intro, you’ll realize the song is about the idea of birth. At least at the beginning. Then it blasts into a full blown rocker that flows thru a multitude of colors. It gets melodic, and rhythmic. It lifts back up and gets nutty and scary with the vocals as well.
In a way it correlates to how we can block out pain or even possibly enjoy it to some strange degree. At least that’s what I’m getting out of it. In relation to Dorian, there are moments where he ignores his pain and goes bouncing around in happiness. It’s usually short lived at this point. But I have confidence that the generosity of people will lead to Dorian getting a new hip. Which will mean no more pain and much more mobility and a very happy puppy.