JUANA: Yes, we are a little behind on our radio shows.
It was a good day, but we have been shorthanded lately. Melanie came to help us. She used to work for us and she said that she could come and help us on a part-time basis, if we needed help. We really needed help, because it has been so warm and sunny lately and we were still seeing some fleas. We hadn’t seen a lot of fleas, but they were still around. We talked about how we were preparing for winter, if we ever have a winter. Our crew cleaned all of the doghouses and some of them were still drying. We cleaned all of the shelters and we were putting the doghouses back. We were winterizing everything and cleaning all of the spiders and bugs out of the shelters. After we put the doghouses back, we usually stuff them with hay for winter and fluff up the hay. We can’t purchase hay, if there are any fleas around. The hay would be a breeding ground for fleas and that would create big problems for us. I also wanted to bathe every single dog for fleas. Years ago, Dr. Cornelius told us about Bayer Tree and Shrub. We have used it for years. You can bathe the dogs every day if you need to, but we would never do that. You just dip the dogs and you don’t rinse the dip off and the fleas die. Obviously, this is poison and we would never overdo it. Dr. Cornelius told us to mix eight tablespoons of this concentrated liquid in a gallon of water.
BILL: Bayer Tree and Shrub. It’s actually for trees and shrubs, but it works.
JUANA: That was our goal and we got half of the shelter done this Friday. We also got some of the last kennels and doghouses cleaned out.
JUANA: We were spraying insecticide in the kennels. But I am talking about the process of dipping and bathing the dogs. We hadn’t seen fleas on every dog or in every kennel, but we were treating all of the dogs. That’s what we did all day long. We were just trying to get ready for the hay and I haven’t seen any fleas lately.
BILL: We’ll be back soon with another report from Straydog.
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