JUANA: Wednesday was a very, very, super busy day. We had a full crew and it was another very hot day.
BILL: 93 degrees was the high. It’s even hotter now than it was then.
JUANA: It seemed like 100 degrees to us.
I got some beautiful pictures of Maci and Blondie in the park. Maci is doing walks by herself and she’s doing so well. All of the dogs like her and they listen to her. Maci is a teenager and she has boundless energy and she plays with all of the dogs. On the other hand, Blondie is slowing down. She’s over 10 years old and she holds her tennis ball in her mouth and pants, if she isn’t ready to play. She won’t give it up. Then we ask her, “To get the ball.” She never slowed down in the past, but her age and the heat is catching up with her. She is slowing down. All of her teeth have worn down completely. She barely has any teeth left and that’s from playing ball. Melissa was here, when we first got Blondie. That was in 2005 or 2006. There was something wrong with Blondie’s legs and she couldn’t even walk. I don’t know what was wrong with her legs. I don’t know if they were broken or what was wrong with them, but she was just a puppy. Then she had surgery and after surgery her legs were normal. She’s been with us for ten years. We just give her joint care and she’s doing great. She’s a wonderful dog. When she was a pup, she was too hyper. She would have needed a family that is very athletic, like the family that adopted Vinnie and Darrell. Poor Blondie, she was never lucky enough to find her forever family. We love her and she’s such a beautiful girl and she’s enjoying her life here at Straydog. She is getting old, but she is still able to live outdoors. We will probably have to move her indoors in a few years, but not now.
It was a good day and a successful day. But it was sad too, because we found out that Jill might be really sick.
BILL: We’ll be back soon with another report from Straydog.