Friday, August 29, 2008
Well Damned If I Did It Again!
For crying out loud! Stephen and I have been working on this stupid pasture and lawn for days! I mowed the majority of frickin' weeds down and clover and then I felt sorry for the girls and thought, "What will it hurt, just two hours a day for three days." And sure enough this afternoon, Kola got "Slobbers" again, much less intense than last time. So they are locked in until Spring now. Kola was given a dose of Probio, Banamine, and I mixed up some concentrated electrolytes in with some applesauce in a big syringe and she got that too! She is eating her hay and once again, I will watch her closely. The weed killer and fertilizer is going down at 5am in the morning come hell or high water!
Fido is 14 years old and nearly strokes when we take him in to see a vet. He has never been able to handle IV sedation and the last time we had him in (2 years ago), he had to go under general anesthesia for a heart worm test, toenail trim and removal of a wart. And when we went to pick him up and he was waking up, the vet handed me his shots and said, "Here, You can give this when you get home." Indicating that he was too mean while awake. He really is a sweetheart, just doesn't like the Doc. So at 14, he has a growth, maybe a tumor, on his right cheek and he has been scratching at it. Well, it now absolutely reeks! I mean rotten! So Steve and I went to the pet store and we bought some Chlorhexidine spray and some Sulfa cream and his flashlight head. Hopefully this will help to heal the infection he has. He on the other hand is not happy with us as this impedes his ability to lick certain parts that most male dogs lick, if ya know what I mean.
Miss Mina received a new collar to sort of match Spot. I like it. I think it looks good on her. And Steve and I went out to breakfast this morning at an awesome new restaurant in Lake Geneva called The Egg Harbor Cafe. The original in Door County, Wisconsin. So glad they expanded to our area.
Posted by Callie at 1:47 PM