Sunday, August 20, 2006
Not good, and good
[Dogs: sick again, same nasty intestinal thing. I found my notes from June in this blog useful so here's stuff you don't need to read: Friday evening: Long drive to Michigan, limited water during and after. Saturday morning: water for both, then Libby threw up twice (no food). Libby: Big D starting that afternoon, Jazzy starting a few hours later. Test for parasites was negative again. Prescribed 7 days of metranidazole and started them on broth Monday night. According to my previous notes, this could take more than 3 weeks to clear up, but we cut off food and started treatment much sooner this time. Don't rush the food! Both dogs are in good spirits, though tired, and are not begging for food yet.]
Anyway. Went to my mother-in-law's retirement party this weekend in Michigan. It was a very nice party, a LOT of guests and food. Some rain, but I don't think it really hampered anything and it was nice and cool out. I'm jealous; is it time for me to retire yet? No?
Orientation for the new students starts tomorrow, but I may not go b/c of dogs. Definitely have to go on Tuesday, though, at least for a while. I feel so fortunate that I can be flexible in my schedule (of course, I'm not getting anything *done* during these times, but at least I'm not going to get fired) and that the weather has been cooperative during these times when we need to keep the dogs outside on old blankets.