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.