THIS MADE ME SAD
There's a little owl or maybe it's a baby that I've seen a couple times on the side of the house near the gate. I haven't been able to get a pic. There used to be a big one that we could hear (never saw it) but I haven't heard it in a while. I was never really a fan of owls because we always believed they were bad luck. They are cute and this reminded me of RoseBud - dead on the blanket at the emergency vet. I'm sure the story is old - or maybe even made up. So sad though. "All I wanted was a mouse for dinner." Oh, God - I feel like throwing up.
I'm really worried about this tick issue going on. Lily has had so many. I know it's more prevalent now but I can't believe that all the yard work that The Bud did with us at Dixon House - she never had a tick bite?!? All the leaves she played in… All the sticks… All the "give me my gloves!"
I don't like being a single dog mom and having to take her to the vet alone. I don't want her to ever go outside again. She sleeps with me - on me - every chance she gets. I can't possibly believe that I haven't been bitten. I had to take her to the vet for her eyes. One of the residents pointed out that her eyes were all cloudy. I noticed it before but didn't really pursue it. The Dad said he thought she couldn't see and when I thought of it she was kind of always coming really close to things and always right on top of me. I think she was using me as a guide in a way. When I picked her up to put her on the table I felt something - it was a damn tick! I just checked her last night too! I give up. I don't know what to do. It's official now. She's on prescription drops now for her eyes - 3 times a day for a month and then will go down to once a day with an OTC drop added at night FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE. I don't know how I'm going to do this. Poor thing. Poor little puppy dog.