I was able to get Diva Shasta into the dogtor Tuesday evening
after work which was a good thing. She did have an abscessed anal
gland and it had ruptured sometime during the day on Tueday while I
was at work. She is now on antibiotics and at times already acts better
and is eating better and even played a bit earlier Wednesday evening .
I hope this will be the ONLY time she (and me) have to deal with this - I
could tell by her behavior that she was in a lot of pain.
Now for not so quick explanation of my "house malfunction". A few months
ago, the handle on my backdoor came off and even tho it was still
usable when the handle was on the door - I could get the door open
lock it, however the handle would VERY OFTEN fall off. Then early last
week, I was going to let the dogs out before we went to bed - I lifted
up on the handle to turn the latch which would unlock the deadbolt
HOWEVER instead of unlocking the deadbolt, the latch kept turning
around and around and the door remained tightly locked shut - and
this door is the ONLY way out to the fenced backyard. So my sis went
to the hardware store to see what could be done - the door was
Andersen which I had installed a few years back and the place that
installed it had gone out of business - the hardware store didn't have
what my sis needed to fix the door. However they did have a phone
number for her to contact for the parts she needed for that brand of
door. Now to shorten this story a bit - sis had to order the parts and
they finally came in about 6 days later and my sis was able to fix it that
day. Now you ask - so how does that interfere with posting - well, since
that IS the ONLY door to the fenced backyard -I was getting up at
4:30am during the week so that I could take EACH dog SEPARATELY
out the front door, around, the house and thru the gate to the bakyard - .
this would not usually be such a big deal EXCEPT this routine was done
BEFORE AND AFTER they ate and I was still getting ready to leave for
work by 7am. Plus this was when we were having those frigid temps
and snow/ice. Then when I got home from work, that routine was
again repeated - before and after dinner plus at least once before bed -
more often twice.
Well, that was an ordeal to me HOWEVER like I said, my sis was able
to fix it and I now have a new appreciation for a good working bakdoor
as well as my sis being able to fix it.
Still not sure about more time to post - seems like when me and the
Beaglebratz get ready to do a post - something interferes - like life.
And March is Shiloh's barkday month so gotta git bizy on sumting here
and there. Ok - MY dinner time - the Beaglebratz have already eaten.