JUANA: Friday was a very busy day. Two things happened on Friday – one sad and one happy. We had a full crew and Maci was the walker of the day. She now does the dogs’ walks by herself. She’s learned all of the dogs’ names and she hasn’t had any problems walking them. The only dog, who gave her any trouble was Embry and he only did that for two or three days.
BILL: It’s been a week since Maci started. The weather, by the way, is the same every day – hot, hot, hot. It’s near 100 degrees and it goes down to 75 degrees at night and there isn’t any rain. Emma, who is that dog there?
JUANA: That’s Friendly and Polly. Polly still has ringworm. There they are, smiling at the camera. They usually go to the park during break time. Now we have to skip Friendly and Polly, because Polly has ringworm. But we still give them a cookie. They don’t understand why they can’t go to the park. We have to keep them in quarantine.
BILL: It hasn’t rained in a couple of weeks. It’s getting drier and drier that will help stop the ringworm.
BILL: There’s your mother. Emma sees someone she knows. Emma’s mother Lacie is a vet tech at Morton Clinic.
JUANA: Lacie was helping me and I was showing her Selena’s nose and underarm. We had several dogs at the clinic and I was going to pick them up. This is where the sad part started with Jill. On Wednesday we thought that she might have lymphoma, on Thursday it was confirmed, and I went to get her on Friday and brought her home. Dr. Shirey told me what was wrong with her late Thursday evening. At that point in time, she was still eating. She wasn’t missing a thing. She was getting up and getting around. I didn’t know that she was sick. We always pet our dogs, so we wouldn’t have missed it, especially with blind and deaf Jack and Jill. It came on so quickly. All of Jill’s lymph nodes were swollen.
EMMA: They are your puppies.
JUANA: Yes, those are my puppies.
EMMA: You have a lot of puppies.