Monday, July 2, 2007

Dogs and stuff..

We took the animals in for shots and baths - since they're movin' to the City! 

But while we were out shopping, we got some bad news. Tasha tested positive for Heart Worms. Hank and Crookshanks checked out fine. (Oreo stayed back at the house in Thornberry since the new owner's daughter loved him so!) 

Anyway... Tasha. She's going to start hearworm treatment on Thursday, stay at the vet for 3 days, and then we have to keep her confined to a crate for 4 weeks! She's really adjusting well to being in the house at Grandma's. She's never been in the house at all - in the pasture since she was a puppy. But she goes to the door when she "needs to" and seems great, albeit a little large. 

The vet says the risk is minimal, but possible. So, we're a little nervous. 

And the idea of confining this huge 1/2 Great Pyrennees - 1/2 Anatolian to a dog crate seems a little sad...but necessary.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Leaving Wichita Falls

We slept in a little bit. we were, after all, having record floods in the area. The rain was falling against the windows. Just 5 more mintues, right? But then it was time to leave temporary housing on Sheppard AFB. We dodged a few puddles on the highway leaving town - thanks to "The Flood of '07". 

The water was all the way up on the shoulder near the Falls. It was totally flooded from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn down to the Travel Center, and more clouds were closing in. We were able to glance downtown and saw water as high as 6th Street. We're worried about Backdoor and hope that the rains subside soon.

Once leaving WF, though, it was smooth sailing. Katie and I sang Broadway songs all the way to Dallas! The dogs (and Michael) were happy to see us. Alyssa wanted to take them for a walk, but as soon as she opened the door we had a total domino effect! Pepper darted past Alyssa. Ron grabbed him with one foot. But then Tasha and Hank pressed forward taking out Alyssa AND Ron! Of course, Grandma was trying to explain the dilemma they've been having with managing these dogs - but it was too late! Hilarious, from where I sat!

Much love to all!