Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hot hot hot

Last day of May and it's a scorcher! Hot already early morning, morning run uneventful, feed and kennel go to work, husband calls mid afternoon to report that its 100 degrees on the porch in the shade, he and all dogs inside (good idea) Return home, all inside still, fix food, give treats to dogs and the Damcat, attempt to brush Corey, cut a few mats ... then out to finish mowing the far side... feed and kennel

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Off for Memorial Day! Morning run, warm already, feed and kennel, out again to mow before gets too hot, get in an hour, then inside to do wash, let dogs in, brush Corey, he is getting mats on his tummy, they didnt shave him close enough last grooming ... dogs very restless, take them out for brief runs, but its really too hot ... mid 90's ... decide to go into town, load up dogs, go to WalMart, sit in parking lot with engine running while husband goes in and shops, people return to the car next to us and dogs go berserk, barking growling ... at an innocuous looking bunch ... maybe they sense something, they very very rarely wake up and go on like this when we're out in the van ... return home, let dogs out, unpack groceries, fix food, go out to mow, one of husband's workers and wife drop by with food from their bar-b-que, yum! feed and kennel dogs and humans (and the Damcat, who is very fond of BBQue chicken

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekly update May 23-29

Heat wave continues ... way too early for this level of heat (High 90's) ... logging continues down the road, giving Corey plenty of trucks to chase off ... Banshee and Snoopy keep fence running with some invisible critter ... Corey's ears doing well, Snoopy and Banshee still molting ... holiday weekend, visits to PetSmart and park ...cools off mid week ...

 "Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein

Heating up again

Cloudy and cool morning, cleared up (and heated up) quickly ... morning run, feed and kennel, husband feeling poorly ...  go to church ... have covered dish lunch so arrive home a little late ... husband still feeling poorly but better. Hasn't let dogs out (but their kennels are in the shade, and they're comfortable ...) let them out, VERY brief run (its sunny and quite warm now) ... back to trailer, a bit of housework and naps ... brush Corey, take Banshee outside to porch room and brush her, let DB inside by herself and clip nails ... all back inside. Dogs very restless now, so back out for run ... mow some on shady side of property ... play a tiny bit of fetch with Snoopy, practice sit-stay with Corey and DB, Banshee and Snoopy then fence run with invisible critter ... cooling off now, a bit more mowing, then back to fix food. Clean DB and Corey's teeth (Banshee and Snoopy wont let me) ... then back out to feed and kennel.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend PetSmart visit

Foggy and cool ...morning run, feed and kennel, out again for brief run then loaf up dogs and husband and go to town, to chiropractor, then to Pet Smart and park. Getting hot again. Dogs greet their fans at PetSmart, only 1 group doing adoptions today, but several people and their dogs ... and a pair of ferrets on leash (Banshee doesnt know WHAT to make of them...) park very quiet for a Saturday, guess folks are out of town for holiday ...return home, stop by SPCA briefly then home ... pretty hot now, inside for naps , Corey in his favorite position completely covering the kitchen AC duct ...... out again after it cools down, mow some, feed and kennel, Corey's ears looking great! Husband says he saw little Mattie briefly, she came out and looked at him but didnt come over ... apparently the neighbors have gotten 2 new dogs also ...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cool and cloudy

Off work for long weekend ... husband woke me to say he was going in to town, I tried to get up and had terrible vertigo, I get this off and on, benign positional vertigo... husband returned I manage to get up and am OK after a half hour ... dress, let dogs out for run, its cool and cloudy, and damp from last nights rain ... feed and kennel. Go to deliver food to food bank, take DB for the ride, she's all excited she loves to ride ... return, let others out, take for run, threatening rain. Go inside with all dogs, fix lunch, nap, out again ... now there is a big set of storm coming. Decide to kennel dogs. Rains, but big storms die before they get here. Unkennel dogs decide to go for van ride, load up and had for store. Return home, brush Banshee and Snoopy, let inside, fix food, back out for evening run and some weeding (too wet to mow) and fruit thinning.

Off work for long weekend ... husband woke me to say he was going in to town, I tried to get up and had terrible vertigo, I get this off and on, benign positional vertigo... husband returned I manage to get up and am OK after a half hour ... dress, let dogs out for run, its cool and cloudy, and damp from last nights rain ... feed and kennel. Go to deliver food to food bank, take DB for the ride, she's all excited she loves to ride ... return, let others out, take for run, threatening rain. Go inside with all dogs, fix lunch, nap, out again ... now there is a big set of storm coming. Decide to kennel dogs. Rains, but big storms die before they get here. Unkennel dogs decide to go for van ride, load up and had for store. Return home, brush Banshee and Snoopy, let inside, fix food, back out for evening run and some weeding (too wet to mow) and fruit thinning.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cooling off a bit, storm coming tonight

Morning run, not quite as hot today ... Corey chases an early log truck, quite pleased with himself, feed and kennel, go to work ... return after very long day, greeted at gate  by DB, Banshee and Snoopy, Corey inside with husband and the Damcat ... my hand is hurting bad (a lot of writing today), fix food, husband helps with brushing Corey. Let others in, give treats and here comes the Damcat, DB starts barking at him, the Damcat sits on his side of the gate and washes his paws, Snoopy and Banshee now join in the barking, so put all out,  mow a little, feed and kennel. Storms coming tonight hope it breaks the heat

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sticky heat continues

Heat wave continues ... morning run, feed and kennel, to work ... return late afternoon, in high 90's, dogs all inside with husband, wait a bit then out to mow ... dogs are all moving slowly, for them, and lay down in shade to watch me. Water some trees. Get first mosquito bite of the season... need to find my citronella bracelets ... worker has at last weed eated down by the drainage ponds, so they are clear ... sticky hot, return to trailer fix food, brush Corey, brush DB and Corey's teeth, ... then feed and kennel

Even hotter

This heat is unbelievable, yet another day in high 90's ... morning run, feed and kennel, go to doctor then work ... meet husband after work at Home Depot looking at other mowers, then eat a sandwich and return home ... let dogs out, it's around 7 PM and down to 90, change clothes, take them for evening run and a little mowing, gosh its still hot ... water some trees, Corey and DB drinking from hose, DB choking (she always does this) throw ball for Snoopy, Banshee and Snoopy fence run with some invisible critter in high grass on neighbor's property ..return, let dogs in, fix food, try to brush Corey , feed and kennel

Monday, May 23, 2011

Heat wave continues

Hot and hazy morning ... morning run, several logging trucks go bo (they are logging down the road), Corey thinks these are the epitome of evil, only one step from cattle trucks, which send him into a frenzy, and chases them away, running full tilt, full alert barking ... the other dogs eyeing him in bemusement ... feed and kennel, go to work ... really long day, return home, stop by store, still in high 90's ... back home, greeted at gate by all dogs who are out with husband ... inside , change clothes, let dogs in, fix food, try to brush Corey who is all wrought up, so take for evening run, a bit of mowing (hands bothering me a lot) ... feed and kennel, try the new enzymatic wash in Corey's ears (its oily, yuk)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekly update May 16-22

Week starts off cool, lows in 40's, rainy, big storms... I hit a buzzard on way to work ... all dogs fine , Corey back to normal, Snoopy almost finished molting on hindquarters, DB outsmarts husband and gets to ride out storm inside ... no little Mattie again this week .. the Damcat chases the dogs ... week ends up hot as blazes, in mid to high 90's ... oh boy, cant wait til July ...

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them.And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." Unknown

OK, its summer

Heat wave continues ... warm, hazy morning, morning run uneventful ... Corey nd DB still feasting on the wild plums but their tummies seem to have adjusted ... feed and kennel, go to church .. return late, as new pastor and his wife showed up (he doesnr start til June)  and we took them to lunch ... greeted at gate by all 4 dogs, Corey's bark ringing out thru the neighborhood ... it is very hot by now, husband trying to finish rearranging his tractor shed ... back to trailer, change, let dogs in (I'm not going for a mid day run in this heat) ...husband joins me inside... nap, then up again, still very hot, dogs restless, Corey barking, so, take them for very brief run from one patch of shade to another, then back inside... fix food, brush Corey, finally cools off around 7 PM ... out for evening mowing and watering (naturally, he's planted 2 new trees right before this heat wave hits ... this really hurts my hands (turning the spiket)... ack. Getting dark, head back, get food, fed, kennel, vlan Corey's ears (which are looking good), brush Snoopy (who has almost finished molting on her hindquarters, now its the front ...)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hot today

Very warm in morning, 70's already, sticky... morning run, feed and kennel, husband gone to town, let dogs out after rest then mow for about an hour, very warm (supposed to be in mid 90's today), was going into town for a kite festival but its too dang hot ...  back inside with all dogs, lunch, nap, do wash, yep, its pretty darn hot outside... 96 ... temps down to about 90 at 6 PM, go out, mow awhile, back in to fix food, brush Corey ... last evening run at dusk, still not cool. This is going to be a looong summer...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Warmer again

Getting warmer again, not as cool this morning ... my hands are really bothering me. Morning run, feed and kennel, then to work ... long day, go to chiro, get herbs for Corey and Snoopy and massage oil for my hands from herbalist ... return home ...DB and Banshee greet me at gate, husband inside with Corey and Snoopy. Try to brush Corey, hands hurting. (They only hurt when I use them.) Still pretty warm out, it got up to 92 today ... change clothes, let dogs in, ack, Banshee on couch, he runs to back... fix food, then am letting dogs out when the Dancat comes streaking back in and chases the dogs to the door... they are about half in half out, i push them on thru and the Damcat almost follows them ... ack, close door, the Damcat is swatting at them from behind the glass, the sits down and cleans his paws while Banshee and DB go nuts ... out to mower,  mow some in back, play fetch with Snoopy, then feed and kennel.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Meet a deer at the fence

Cool morning, dogs burst out of kennels. Morning run, a deer crosses the road and comes to a stop right outside our fence, face to face with the dogs who are as startled as the deer, who turns around and runs back across the road ... back to kennels, dogs greet new worker, feed, go to work. Return, dogs all kenneled, husband has gone into town. Change clothes, let dogs out, mow ... and meet another deer, this time a tiny fawn, on the woods side, Banshee and Snoopy fence run with the fawn, who crosses the road, Banshee and Snoopy run all the way BACK up the hill, looking hopefully for another fawn. No luck. Finish mowing, back to trailer, get food, feed and kennel.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cool weather, sunny

Cool weather continues, lows in 40's ...sunny. Morning run, dogs all exuberant. Feed and kennel, go to work. Go to bone dr, who says I have arthritis. Return late afternoon. Hands bothering me even though I haven't mowed in 2 days. Greeted at gate by all 4 dogs, husband out on tractor. Change, join him, and mow til almost dark. Husband says to keep dogs away from back left corner as Banshee had killed a baby bird back there ... well, if they fall out of their nest, nothing much I can do ... Last day for Corey's pred. Feed and kennel.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rainy weather continues

 Cool continues, in 50's ... morning run, not raining yet ... feed and kennel, go to work ... rains off and on, husband reports BIG storm in afternoon, he and dogs were in back, they kept messing up some plants he was trying to plant so he took them back to kennels, DB ran off so he left her loose, she rejoined him in back and this huge storm blew up, thunder, hail, they run back to trailer ... DB then goes to sleep, totally unfazed by the storm. I return about an hour later, storm has ended, still drizzly ... go inside, DB greets me, fix food, then go let others out for evening run, get down the hill, starts raining, back up the hill, sit in tractor shed awhile, stops, so out again, dogs are very energetic chasing each other, chasing the horses in back, brimming with energy, starts drizzling again, fed and kennel.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I give Mr. Buzzard a ride

Cool cloudy morning ... morning run, all dogs bursting with energy ... feed and kennel, go to work ... on way to work I round a curve and ...ack, several buzzards at their morning road cleanup job, one doesnt manage to take off in time, slams into the front of my car... and gets stuick there... I continue into town, stop at first gas station, jump out and go to front of car ...there is Mr. Buzzard, head stuck thru my grill ... 2 nice men come over, start to pull Mr B loose, he MOVES ... he is still alive, drop him on ground where he shakes himself and stumbles off into woods, shaken, but alive! Praise God! My grill is a mess... the rest of the workday is anticlimactic ... return home through blinding rain, which stops about a mile from home ... greeted at gate by DB, Corey,Snoop and Banshee inside ... fix food, take them for evening run ... very damp but not raining... feed and kennel... down into 40's tonight

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekly update May 9-15

What a week ... Corey has a strange illness, head tilt and loss of balance, clears up with pred ... weather gets very very warm (up to 95), then we have storms and it cools off ... Snoopy still molting, DB and Banshee in good spirits, no little Mattie all week ...

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." - Milan Kundera

Beautiful, cooler, breezy

The kind of day that makes your heart sing! Temps in 70's, sunny, breezy, morning run, dogs all burst out of pens, playful, energy flowing .... feed and kennel, go to church ... return, change clothes, let dogs out and mow for an hour... very pleasant, Corey chasing hawks and geese, DB sniffing the wind, one paw raised in perfect pointer stance, Banshee bouncing up and down, Snoopy following me around with a ball ... back in, lunch, brief rest, then another hour of mowing, husband working in garden shed straightening things up, back inside, the Damcat is on couch, jumps to the back, startled, all 4 dogs stop dead in their tracks while the Damcat streaks to the back ... give treats to all, including the Damcat ... back out, cutting branches (Corey's favorite, he gets to carry branches around) ... my goal is to be able to mow under every tree without knocking myself in the head ...) sit on porch for awhile but dogs are too revved up, so more mowing ... finally evening comes, fix food, brush Corey and Banshee, then feed and kennel, Snoopy has managed to get soaking wet in the drainage pond, making it hard to rake her... DB is shedding too ... ack.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rainy Saturday, off and on

Cooler, cloudy ... morning run, Corey again heads for plum trees ... feed and kennel, let rest then out again, want to finish mowing the part I left undone last night ... around lunch time storms move in again ... inside, lunch, brush Corey, clip DB's nails ... Snoopy circling uneasily, at first thunder hides behind couch ... storm passes, gp put again, too wet to mow, do a little weeding, then husband decides to go in town, load dogs in van and, we're off ... stop at dollar store, then to PetSmart, dogs greet their favorite clerk (who always carries treats in a treat pouch ... not many people here tonight ... get ready to leave and ack, its starting to rain .. rush to van, load up dogs, then go by Tractor Supply for more dog food (on sale) and Home Depot, and home ... has stopped raining ... unload dogs and stuff we bought, gop in and fix food, take dogs for brief evening run, very nice, the air so crisp after the storms, birds bathing in the puddles, beautiful sunset ... back to get food, feed and kennel, give Corey meds and pumpkin ...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Big storm in evening

Very warm again today, temps reaching 95. Morning run, Corey makes a beeline for the wild plums, which are undoubtedly what is giving him the runs.. oh well, I have pumpkin on hand ... Back to trailer, feed and kennel, then to work ... return, its still very hot, so don't go back out again for awhile then husband notices on weather that storms are coming ... take dogs for run, mow a tiny bit and then it clouds up, get dogs into kennels ... this storm not bad, blows over quickly, so let dogs back out again ... more mowing then Snoopy comes running up, quivering all over, barking... and sure enough a big storm has come up behind the trees ... race back to trailer get food, get to kennels, Corey kenneled and here it comes ... open shed DB,Banshee and Snoopy run inside ... crate them. Terrible rain, then slacks up, so I go out and feed Corey, come back and get DB and Banshees food and take them out and ... here it comes, wind, hail, rain, awful, DB and Banshee totally unfazed, eat their chow. I am stuck out here, about ten minutes later it slacks up, husband comes out to join me, still cant get Snoopy to come out of crate in shed, so leave here there, back to trailer, it has stopped raining, all clear, back to shed still cant get Snoopy out, give her food, get her harness, then lead her to her pen (she is fine the minute I get the harness on). Feed her, give all chewies.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Very warm, in 90's

Very warm weather ... in 90's ... morning run, Corey acting fine, except has had a bout of the runs ... other dogs all seem relieved to have their wild Irishman back ... feed and kennel, go to work ... return, still very hot, lay on couch for awhile til it cools off a bit, then go for evening run and mowing session.... bring Corey inside for brushing, then Banshee ... feed and kennel.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The wild Irishman is baaack!

Morning run, Corey back to normal, running, barking, ah yes, the wild Irishman is baaack! Feed and kennel, give meds, to work. On my return, greeted by DB and Banshee, Corey and Snoopy inside ... fix food, then out to mow, husband has to go into town... nice mowing session, dogs all very lively, return to trailer, fix food, brush Corey, then feed and kennel

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Corey better

Go out to kennels with heart in throat ... how is Corey ... (this brings back the awful time when I was afraid every morning when I went to let the dogs out that Angel Ginger may have relapsed ...) Corey is, thank God, better ... head still tilted, but, he is moving better, trotting ... not his usual exuberance but a definite improvement ...  feed and kennel ... go to work ... go by vet to talk to regular vet who is in today, she says the infection wasn't that bad, sometimes they just get an inflammation in the ears that throws off their balance and the pred should clear it up ... return home late, had reiki circle ... husband has fed and kenneled dogs, says Corey is much better ... go out with yogurt and essenses ... Corey seems much better ... brush Snoopy...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Corey acting strange, head tilt

Morning run ... Corey acting oddly, not running, just  walking ... does take off after wild geese though, eats fine ... ask husband to monitor him, around 3 PM husband calls and says Corey is tilting his head to the left, and seems to be unable to move head to the right ... and is moving slowly ... he takes Corey to vet, our regular vet not in today, they check his ears and temp, no temp, cytology shows bacterial infection again ...  give him Animax again and pred tablets. When I get home husband not back yet, he and Corey arrive shortly thereafter, and yes, Corey is acting very strange, no joyous barking, moving very cautiously, and his head definitely tilted, I feel his jaws and neck, no obvious pain or tenderness ... though he seems to have trouble swallowing, and instead of a loud joyous bark theres a pitiful moan ...  he follows you with his eyes, not his head ... no energy, does follow slowly, lays and watches as I mow a bit, husband with us ...  oh my poor Corey ... I HATE giving pred, but, I do, if its an inflammation of some kind I gues its what he needs... feed and kennel, he doesnt seem able to bend over to eat, husband raises his dish, he gobbles up the food as usual ... put the Animax in his ears. I hope to God this IS only an ear infection BUT his ears had I thought been gettting much better, and he has NEVER shown symptoms like this, its like his balance is off.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekly update May 2-8

A truly gorgeous week, weatherwise, May can be so lovely... we have a cool snap ... pet therapy with Banshee, Snoopy still 'molting', DB in fine spirits, the Damcat getting bolder and bolder, little Mattie visits... Angel Ginger's Paws4ACure tshirt arrives...and the big 1 year anniversary of Corey coming to join our family ...

# "No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin

Corey's one year anniversary!

Mother's Day ... one year ago, Corey the wild Irishman was brought to join our family ... here's the link to the day of his arrival 'My girls meet Corey' http://marylouandcompanions.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-girls-meet-corey.html

Beautiful day, warm, sunny ... morning run, feed and kennel, go to church ... return, change clothes, let dogs out and work on cleaning out the little patch of woods ... getting HOT ... back inside, fix lunch, take naps ... up again, some more mowing, take pictures of Corey in his birthday hat ...lots of treats, then load up into van and go into town for evening walk in gardens, then to WalMart for husband to buy hose reels ... takes a really long time, but I open all doors to van so dogs can see (and be seen), have several folks come over and comment on the 'beautiful Irish setter', and one very sweet older lady who was flabbergasted that I had FOUR big dogs, she was very taken with DB, but said if she had to choose, she couldn't ... (well, me neither,LOL... ) getting dark, arrive home after dark, unload van of dogs and groceries and hose reels, go inside with Corey, fix food, then feed and kennel. A good day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Angel Ginger's Paws4ACure tshirt arrives!

Beautiful weather, high near 80, slight breeze ... morning run, husband in town at flea market, feed and kennel, brush Snoopy (she will only tolerate 5 minutes of brushing at a time ... this seems endless, she looks SO scruffy my huband says we should rename her Scruffy) ... go inside, start a wash, husband returns ... let dogs out, mow some in front, about an hours worth, back inside, put washin dryer, let dogs in ... brush Corey (his hair looks really dry since the last grooming, maybe they didnt put conditioner on? I'm going to up his fish oil) ... lunch, fold clothes, naps ... then out again to plant the flowers and strawberries bought yesterday (I forgot the potting soil, fortunately one of husband's workers went to town today and brought us some ...) also some sweet potatoes (husband is trying all kinds of different things, well, I wish him luck ...) back inside with Corey and Snoopy, lay on the couch for a moment but then the Damcat saunters in (jumps over Corey, who doesnt even blink) and swats at Snoopy who lunges for him... ack, put Snoopy out, let Banshee in, brush her, then the Damcat sashays up and swats at Banshee who, to her credit, just pulls back and rolls her eyes at me ... enough, I put the Damcat in the bedroom, let Snoopy and DB in, fix food, give everyone treats, then back out for evening mowing ... the dogs hopefully eyeing the wild plums,which are beginning to ripen, better stock up on pumpkin (they get diarrhea from overindulging) ... ah, Angel Ginger so loved the wild plums ... the t=shirt I ordered (with her name on the back) from Paws4aCure (http://www.paws4acure.org/) an organization that raises funds or the pet owners and families that cannot afford veterinary treatment for their dog or cat with cancer without  help... their annual 'walk' is next Sunday, but its in Massachusetts,. so I donated to the cause ..when Angel Ginger took sick, I had no insurance on her, fortunately, I have good credit and put her treatment on my credit card ... but if I had not had credit, of course I'd not have been able to afford to treat her,and this is one small way we can all help those who can not afford treatment... getting dark now, finish mowing, back to get food, feed and kennel.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Rain in morning

Another cool evening, in 40's ... my throat is better, thank heaven... morning run, getting cloudy ... feed and kennel, looks like rain (not supposed to but ... here it comes! just as I'm leaving for work) clears up later in day, by time I get home its sunny and pleasant, in 70's ... husband in back on tractor, I get through gate and up to trailer unnoticed ... Corey is observing husband working from top of hill, spots me, and comes racing up ... let him in, brush him, give he and the Damcat treats .. other dogs arrive. Let all in briefly, then change and out to join husband ... mow for awhile, throw ball for Snoopy and Corey,  mow some more, then weed (using my new 'easy pull' weeder (for old dilapidated folks like me who can't bend over or use their hands well) actually works quite well! Mow a bit more, then in to fix food, feed and kennel, Corey's ears looking good! Brush Snoopy and Banshee and DB ...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cold snap

Got really cool in the night, down to 42 degrees! I developed a sore throat in the middle of the night ... got up feeling awful, crisp clear weather, morning run, dogs burst out of kennels like it was the first day of fall! Fed and kenneled, went to work ... return, still feeling sickly, greeted by DB and Banshee outside, Corey and Snoopy and the Damcat inside ... fix food, then go for very brief evening mowing session, joined by little Mattie! Banshee in particular plays enthusiastically with Mattie today ...practice a little sit-stay with DB and Corey, throw blue toy for Snoopy, then feed and kennel ... Corey's ears still doing well ... brush Snoopy, who is still in heavy molt...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rain in the night

Rained in the night ... no big storms, thank God... morning run, then to work ... return late afternoon, put in an hour and half of mowing ... brush Corey and Banshee, fix food, feed and kennel, brush Snoopy ...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Banshee goes to pet therapy

Cloudy and cool this AM, morning run, feed and kennel, off to work. Return lunchtime, dogs are kenneled, husband not feeling well. Fix him some soup, then go get Banshee and go to pet therapy. Can't take all dogs as it has gotten sunny and up in high 80's. Husband lets others out after I leave. Good pet therapy session, JoAnn brings her big Irish Chase, who is very calm (compared to my Corey, who tried a few pet therapy visits but was way too over the top ... and, I doubt he'll ever calm down with age, since he's over 8 now) ... return home (dont go to PetSmart of gardens as I want to get some mowing in before it rains)... DB meets me at gate, call husband to PUT the others up while I bring Banshee in (this is an ongoing problem with Banshee and DB, if Banshee goes somewhere without DB, on her return they snarl and jump each other, so I have to separate them, yes, this is management not reconditioning, I need to figure out a 'plan') Kennel Banshee, get Snoop and Corey from house and kennel them, then let DB out of shed and ... of course she rushes to Banshee's pen and they start snarking at each other. Get chewies, get DB into her pen, then leave them all for a half hour to settle down. When I get back out and let them out, they're fine. Mow for several hours, clouding up, back to trailer, let all in while fix food, clean DB and Corey's faces and teeth, then feed and kennel.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Beautiful weather continues

Beautiful weather continues ...brisk mornming run, Snoopy's hair still coming out in clumps, apparently bothering her now as she keeps rolling in grass ... feed and kennel, go to work, return to be greeted by DB and Banshee, Corey and Snoopy inside with husband and Damcat ... change clothes, fix food, brush Corey, mow in back betwen trees husband missed on big mower ... practice sit-stay with Corey and DB (and some with Banshee and Snoopy), throw ball for Snoopy and Corey, return to trailer, here's little Mattie! Guess they let her come over for supper. Get food, feed and kennel, do 'big ear wash' on Corey's ears (which are still looking good) ..brush Snoopy a bit. Sit on porch for awhile with mattie

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weekly update April 25- May 1

Beautiful weather most of week ... terrible storms in Alabama and Georgia killing hundreds but only rain here thanks be to God ... New ear remedy for Corey ... Banshee goes to groomer.... Adoptions in Aiken... thinning fruit trees (a real treat for the dogs!) ... little Mattie visits early in week ... I put in a memorial luminary for Angel Ginger at local Relay for Life ... a good week, praise God.

May Day!

Sunny spring weather continues ... morning run, feed and kennel, off to church ... return, change clothes, let dogs out and mow for an hour, then inside to fix lunch ... brush Corey, then out again, husband finishing the nematode spreading (you have to keep them wet) ... attempt to brush Snoopy, her hindquarters are molting, apparently uncomfortable for her to be groomed ... brush DB and Banshee ... inside for brief nap with the Damcat, then out again to plant porch planters with husband's help, then more mowing ... getting dark, feed and kennel