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"what a star"

Posted by ESC on April 10, 2004

In Reply to: "What a star" posted by Miri Barak on April 10, 2004

: : : : : "*What a star*. They're just precision engineered and the screws cost six pounds, so he's got about a hundred pounds worth of implants in him"

: : : : : this is said during operating on a dog and the vet is talking about a plate put into his bones.
: : : : : I don't quite know to what she refers in "what a star". is it the precision she is admiring, or is it the dog?

: : : : : thanks a lot

: : : : Sorry. I can't tell from what you've posted. Generally, an inanimate object (like a screw) wouldn't be called a "star." So it must be the dog. But it still doesn't sound right.

: : : I'd guess that she's talking about the dog. He's a star, a very important animal. His owner is investing a lot of money in his surgery.

: : My cat isn't a star. But we spent an embarrassing amount of money around Christmas time to save her life. This doesn't really have anything to do with the inquiry. It just reminded me of that.

: Thank you for your answers and my sympathy to your cat ESC, I myself have two male cats who enjoy good health.

Sharon the cat recovered and is doing well. It was a Merry Christmas after all.