I brought Hermes home from his surgery today. His buddy Ajax is watching over him. He seems pretty zonked on painkillers from a patch on his leg that will make him feel better for five days. They gave me one of those radar domes to put on his neck if he starts messing with the stitches on his hip. I hope he retains his generally great personality. The bill was less than I thought it would be by a third. That is good. My hats off to the folks at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialists of Albuquerque. The took good care of him.