JUANA: Those three days were very cold. I want to talk about Tuesday. Even though it started out as a cold day, we had enough people to bleach all of the kennels.
BILL: They were here, when we bought the place in 1994. Were they frozen or did a pipe break?
JUANA: No, it wasn’t broken. It needed a little repair. It was clogged and backed up. We have tried to fix it in the past. So this time, Tyler decided to go ahead and fix the whole thing and replace the pipe. That way, we won’t have a problem. He dug the pipe up.
JUANA: No, not to the septic tank. It was just grey water.
BILL: It must have gotten warm.
JUANA: Yes, it was kind of chilly in the morning, when we were bleaching. Then it got warmer and we didn’t need our jackets. We were in shorts and tank tops, while we were playing with the dogs. It was a good, warm day. It was the only warm day.
We had a good vet visit and several dogs went to see Dr. James. I don’t know if we’ve talked about Nancy recently. She tore her knee. She was going to the vet to have a TPLO operation to repair her ACL.
Coco has been suffering with an ulcer on her eye. The doctor doubts that she will be able to see anymore. We have been trying to save her eye, but I don’t know if that’s possible. It looks painful. She’s been on eye drops and medication and she was going to be checked again.
The same thing is true for Bunny. She also has an ulcer on her eye. Dr. James said that something was going on with her cornea. He said that with the treatment she’s had, it should have been improving, He thought something else might be going on. He wanted us to take her to an eye specialist. He doesn’t know what’s going on with her eye.
We also took Bandy. She is one of our very recent rescues. On Clear the Shelter Day, we took in Bandy and Morty. Bandy had a cherry eye. The doctor has been tucking in her cherry eye to make it look better. The past two or three times he did that; it didn’t look like he wanted it to look. He was going to perform an eye surgery and redo the whole thing that day. You can see her eye. The doctor performed the whole surgery again and this time it looked a lot better.
He asked that we give Coco’s eye a little more time. It was almost there. It was taking longer to heal than he expected.
We also took Maggie to see Dr. James. She was suffering with a skin infection. It was a bacterial infection and a fungus. He did a biopsy and got the results and he was able to prescribe the right medication. Her skin should start looking better. She’s an old, old girl. He sent her home with some new medication and some ointment that we would apply twice a day.
Here’s Stormy teaching Hank how to get some treats.