hubmotormark wrote:My apologies if my recent post seemed redundant or non-responsive; I earlier could not see my recent posts, and so thought my earlier post didn't get published to the board.
Sorry to hear about your having lost four pooches.....I would have died, at that point.
I almost did, more than once. I wanted to, that night. If there had not been so many people (neighbors, friends, etc) there that night, and I hadn't had Bill's place to go to, with Bill, I doubt I'd've lasted thru the night much less the next few days or week. There were other events, later...and if I hadn't found Tiny, and her picked me, I dunno about them, either.
I will keep you and Tiny in my prayers, for sure!
Thanks--she can use any help there is.
She's doing no worse, but not much better, other than finally being so hungry after having not eaten more than a teaspoonful a couple of times in the last...I forget. 2 days? and not wanting any of her own dinner either, almost havintg to force her meds down her, she smelled my dinner (the last of the "solar beef stew" from a bit back) and perked up, so I took half of it and blendered it up in to a puree, and fed that to her a little at a time over the last couple hours. So now she's at least eaten, and none of it came back up yet. (though the night is young, and her temp is still 103.8F).
There's been no news on teh vet appointment yet. I really hope it can be done tomorrow morning, or at least by early afternoon, so I can get home in time to prep the trike and Tiny for the ride to work to be there by late afternoon (a few hours later than I'm normally scheduled, the loss of those hours might be a boon in this case as I wouldn't be late to work that way).
(prepping involves packing her pillows with blue ice packs from the deep freeze, so she has a very cool "bed" in the kennel to lay on. then wetting the towel that is spread across the outer front of the kennel, so the evaporation as we ride helps cool it for her.
all necessary since the first ride at midday wed it was at least 110F in teh shade, and perhaps 30F+ more than that in the sun, and the second was at least 5F more tahn that in the shade and at least 10F more than that in the sun. tomorrow would be cooler since it wouldn't be midday, but it'll still be so hot it'll require teh cooling.
just for *me* i have to wet down my shirt and floppy cotton hat so i'll stay cool enough to not pass otu while waiting at traffic lights in the middle of a bunch of cars and trucks. and by the time i reach work, my hat is just a little damp, no more than if i had been sweating into it, and my shirt is dry except where i am sweating into it...only about 2.5 miles, about 10-15 minutes of trip time typically, depending on traffic. much less time at night on the way home than at midday.)