JUANA: Tuesday was a very different kind of day, because of the weather. It’s been so very hot lately, but it was raining Tuesday. It started lightning and thundering before 6 a.m. Luckily, we finished feeding the dogs before the storm started. It turned dark quickly around 7:00. It rained off and on all morning. Around 1:00 it stopped completely and the sun came out. The rest of the day was so very hot. Only in Texas, do you start your day in a sweater or jacket and then change to a rain suit and then you put on shorts and a tank top and you are burning up. That was the weather.
Pokey didn’t want to come out, because he thought it was still raining. Gracie was so ready to go to the park. Pokey poked his head out and saw that it wasn’t raining, so he wanted to go to the park. He had fun too.
JUANA: We took big dog James to Dr. Lay in Tyler a week ago Monday. Dr. Lay reports to either Erin or me every day. I talked to Dr. Lay on Friday or Saturday and he asked me if he could take James to his house. He had been caring for James 24/7 and his clinic was going to be closed on Saturday and Sunday. He wanted to take him home and watch over him and give him his medicine. James already has a feeding tube in his tummy and he’s doing very well. On Monday, the doctor was going to put a catheter/balloon in his esophagus. Erin said it went well and he’s doing very well. The doctor has to do two more procedures and blow up the balloon a little at a time and it will ultimately be 20 mm. The tissue has to be stretched over time. James has a catheter in his esophagus, but they are still feeding him his food and medication through the feeding tube in his tummy. When it’s time for him to come home, we will continue feeding him through the feeding tube in his tummy. James will have two more procedures to stretch the esophagus, before he will be able to eat and swallow on his own. He’s doing very well at the doctor’s home. We got a picture that the doctor sent us of him hugging James. He’s in a beautiful backyard with five other rescue dogs, who are all seniors. He enjoyed being at the doctor’s house and he liked looking at all of the birds. I am very happy that we got to meet Dr. Lay. He is an awesome doctor and James is doing well.
BILL: We will have another report on big dog James on tomorrow’s show. We’ll be back again tomorrow with another report from Straydog.