Yesterday I came home from San Diego. The trip was longer then expected, I had so much fun, but since San Diego was so dog friendly, everywhere I turned I saw dogs and it made me miss my babies so so so much more!! It's amazing how you can be gone from them for a short period of time and then once you come back, they look as if they have changed so much!
Some of you might remember the big concern I had about the rescue kitties I had and not being able to find someone to watch them, well while I was gone ALL have been placed in excellent homes, I couldn't ask for more, and I was so thrilled to hear the news. Im going for 2 week home checks next week sometime and Ill be calling each owner in a few days to see how everythings worked out so far.
On July 24th, my two Spaniel mixes, Bubba Gump and Sissy McKissy turned 1 year!!! Seems like just yesterday that I brought them home!! I wanted to be here for their Birthday but their grandpa made sure it was their special day. Today I'm making them a cake and as soon as I can we're going to the petstore for presents!!
Apperantly this year the Wesnile(sp?) Virus, carried by Misquitos is in our neighborhood. I made sure someone was changing the dogs water everyday and spraying them with their doggy bug spray, when they are outside, Especially since it has been raining a lot over here so its very moist outside. And last summer I posted about how Peace was geting attacked by Misquitos and a few people said that You can rub the dogs down with dryer sheets and that keeps misquitos off. Atleast I think this is what they said, is this true?
Does anyone have a list of what states have already banned the American Pit Bull breed? I've been wondering for quite a while.
How is everyones summer going? Anyone do anything exciting? Meet any new doggy friends? ect ect.
Ill post some pictures of my babies soon, since I havent in a while. :)
Daphne, just so you know, it's not every mosquito out there carrying West Nile virus.So far, it's a species called Culex, and in our area, they are much fewer in population than other species. My son works for the West Nile Project, and sets traps to determine how many Culex are out there. He then takes the trapped insects and tests them to see if they are infected, in a lab, and so far the numbers are quite low.
well, sorry for the type-o.....and I know its not every type, but what I said was that they had found it in our neighborhood...and thanks for correcting my spelling and giving me that info on the misquitos that carry it, but that wasn't my question, I'd really like it if people could stick to answering the qestions I've asked. :)
Be very afraid of the West Nile virus. My friend's 13 year old daughter got bit by a mosquito 3 years ago and got the West Nile Virus and within 1 week she was a vegetable. She has not recovered and is very very sick. They have even taken her to China for a stem cell transplant in the hopes that she will at least get some function back, but at this point, nothing has helped.