Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Otis' Wildlife Encounter

I am sure most of you remember my dad's dog Otis.  Well Otis had an encounter with some wildlife.  Here is the email I received from my dad about Otis' encounter.

"Otis had contact with a rabid bat last night.  I was using the grill and once when I walked out on the patio Otis was looking at something on the rug.  At first glance it looked like a mouse but upon closer examination it turned out to be a bat which was still alive.  I had been going in and out for the last ten minutes or so and hadn't seen anything and Otis was acting normally so I think it may have just shown up.  Since seeing bats acting abnormally is a bad sign I covered it with a butter container and call animal control.  They came and took it away for testing since Otis had or may have had contact with it.  Today I was informed that it was rabid so Otis needs to get a rabies booster and in on home quarantine for 45 day.  Animal control doesn't act like it is something to be worried about."

Otis is doing fine.  He has been checked and received a booster shot.  He does not seem to be having any signs of rabies, so there is nothing to be worried about.  But because he has encountered this bat, there are no play dates for Otis.  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Introducing. . .

As I said last week, there have been some big changes in the circus dog household.  Lola now has a little sister, baby A.  Baby A was born in July, so we have been adapting to the changes.

Baby Girl A

Overall, things have been going well.  We still get out for daily walks, sometimes even 2 a day, which Lola loves.

Bad picture - Our first walk together. 

It took Lola a few days to get use to her new sister. Which is completely understandable.  But Lola has adjusted pretty well, and even seems to look out for baby A now.  Lola will sit next to her crib if she is crying.  And sometimes she will even cry with her.  She also loves giving A kisses when I allow it.  Lola love snuggling up with me and when A is getting fed.  Overall, Lola is doing very well with the changes.

I cannot wait to see how A and Lola grow together.  I have great memories of my childhood dog and all the fun we had together.  And I hope A can have some great times and memories with Lola when she gets older.

(And don't worry this won't turn into a baby blog; ;))

Thursday, August 16, 2012

We Are BACK!!!!

It has been a crazy summer and there have been some big changes in the the circus dog household, which means I have been slacking on the posts.  But posts will start again!! Hope everybody has had a good summer and has stayed cool.  (And who else can find it hard to believe it is the middle of August?)

When are you going to update my blog????  My furiends are waiting for updates!

PS - Per Jazzi's request I have removed the word verification thingy (technical name).  At least I think I have.  If it is still showing up for anybody, let me know, and I will try to remove it again.  Thanks!!