|John July 2018 dipping his toes in the lake.|
I spent the morning sitting out in the backyard with the 3 dogs enjoying the day while the house was being washed. The dogs really like being outside.
|Seeing double .. Freya on left, Athena on right.|
|Dogs enjoying being together in the shade.|
Watching Global News tonight there was a story about a young Nanaimo man who died from contact with a bat and ended up with Rabies .... after the bat landed on my arm last Friday Kristi called a GP friend and she did a bit of investigation and told me to head to the Duncan Hospital in the morning to get vaccinated! Apparently because this was a daytime event and the bat looked disorientated and did not immediately fly off ,I fit the parameters of possibly getting rabies! Okay then ...
Tuesday morning Kristi and I headed out at 7:30 am for the hospital. With all of the disease prevention protocol in conjunction with public health, it was 5 hours before they got it sorted what they should give me and how much. After 5 stabbings in various parts of my body, I was good to go. Still have to go to the Duncan Public Health unit every 3 days for the next week and a half for more stabbings. Yikes. Kristi and I did go out for lunch though and went to White Spot as we had not even had breakfast this morning. Couldn't decided what to have so we split a hamburger and a fish and chip order. lol
|I can't believe we ate the whole thing!|
Wednesday the predicted rains started overnight. I woke up with a horrible headache ... not sure if it is from the cold or the multiple needles yesterday. Ray had to take Freya to her 8:10 follow-up vet appointment instead of me while I swallowed pills to try and alleviate this headache. Her anal gland problem has not cleared up with the antibiotics. Freya got up this morning hardly being able to move her hind right leg. She has been having trouble with her limbs for a while now and having Kristi's dogs here has kept her busier than she probably should have been. We will see what the vet says this morning. Ray called me and they are going to do surgery tomorrow on Freya's butt. It is not getting any better so this will be a more permanent solution and she won't be in pain anymore from her butt. As for her back legs ... less running around and keep her on the cosequin and metacam medication.
We are having Malc and Kathy Warrington, our friends from Victoria who also winter in Arizona, to come and meet Kristi's dogs and have an overnight visit. They will be house sitting with Freya and Kristi's dogs for us while we all go on the cruise to Alaska in September. Hopefully the rain quits later this afternoon so they can enjoy the lake but somehow I doubt it. lol
Malc and Kathy arrived around 1:30 pm. Kristi and Jason shortly after. After visiting a while I got the barbecue going for our roast pork. Lots of laughs and the dogs had a great time visiting with new people. Unfortunately, the weather for the day was not great so we had to stay inside.
|Yes Grandma .. we will be good for Malc!|
We all had a great dinner including Kathy's English Trifle. Delicious.
Everyone was is in bed either reading or sleeping by 9:30 pm after our food coma! lol
Thursday morning was sunny so we were able to sit awhile on the sundeck with the heaters on as everyone was up by 6:30 am. After several cups of coffee I made breakfast of bacon and blueberry pancakes.
The dock guys arrived around 9am and started working on putting some new decking on the dock as well as "button washers' to prevent any more screws from getting pulled through the wood. A good portion were done, but lots more to go. They had to leave around noon to go to another job but will be back.
At 9:30 the painters arrived and started on the right side of the house that had the most paint damage due to the bats.
No more white strips of caulking. Yeah!
Malc and Kathy left at around 9:30 am as they had a bunch of stuff to do before they leave for England next week and I had to take Freya to the Vet for surgery on her butt.
Everyone assumed the same positions but with different food. lol
Freya came through her anal gland surgery well apparently, but is really feeling the effects of the anesthetic. Practically dead to the world all afternoon. She is so still I check to make sure she is still breathing every now and again.