[mountainstate] no electric
thedogmom63 at frontier.com
Tue Jul 3 07:13:32 EDT 2012
I can't either, and that's why we were looking for a place to go that had
it. No way was I going to continue sitting here subjecting me or the dogs
to this insanity, but I knew I couldn't--with the house rising over 100
degrees, I'd lose the birds, and Bowzer, and I sure couldn't watch that
I also have friends with it and when they were offering help? That's just
crazy to refuse people, I think.
But its amazing the people who still are--refusing our offers and sitting it
all out. Beats me!
Our office was sure in a mess. Glad Jim was there to help me, too. The
little refrigerator had defrosted itself and water poured out all over the
place, underneath it, all over papers, boxes, everywhere. Now, I've
defrosted the thing but wowza! taking it outside or having it controlled in
buckets is one thing. All over like that. Whew!
Then, several breakers had blown. So, with his help (thank goodness,
because it would have been an incredible struggle by myself) we got all that
cleaned and reset. So I'll be back in business today.
Angel developed a massive Staph infection from all this. She's had a light
growing staph for awhile but during this heat and being outside, it just
burst well out of control. I knew that stuff could go out of control but
wow! But I learned an interesting thing some of you with skin problems, or
your pets, might want to know.
Dr. vet told me his golden gets these frequently, or did. She can swim in
the nastiest pond (he's a farm guy) and not a problem. He found that any
time he bathes her with shampoo or any kind of soap, including natural
stuff, ivory, whatever, she busts right out with these Staph infections.
So, he stopped using all soaps, shampoos, none of it, no matter how
"natural" or good for the skin, it claims to be.
Now, all he uses is either just plain water, or if she really does it
right--like encounters a skunk or something good, he uses lemon juice,
vanilla or baking soda. That's it. And he has not had an infection of her
feet, ears or skin ever since. We are going to try that approach here
because A and I both have persistent skin problems. We get them cleared up
then with other natural remedies but hey! if we can not have them to begin
Anyway, she's on antibiotics and yogurt and Benadryl now because she cannot
use Steroids, however I'm going to have to take the Benadryl because that's
got her almost as hyped (not aggressive thank od) as does Steroids, so we'll
go with rhux tox. But she's one miserable Angel.
And last night, it was 88 degrees with humidity of 60. Today, its to be 99
degrees with equally high humidity.
And I'm waiting the blood results for my sweet little Bowz. Its either
diabetes or Cushings with my Bowzie, and that just breaks my heart. I love
my BowzaWow and he has become a huge part of my life. Kathy brought
sunshine into my life by bringing me my Bowzie boy--anyone who looks at my
FB page can see that. <LOL> Its full of my Bowzer ham. We have an
adorable picture of my mom holding her little Bowzer grandson dressed up in
a suit with a blue and yellow (gold) tie, and they both look absolutely
happy! I will forever treasure that picture. I'm getting flowers to put
inside the mug which my sister had made for us.
Anyway, today, we find out the results of his bloodwork, and the rest of
this chapter of our lives. But I've already decided if its diabetes, we'll
just change his diet and no insulin because I'm not tortuing my little sweet
Bowzie for the rest of his life with needles. He is also blind as I
suspected--not completely, but has lost his depth perception and is losing
the rest of his sight.
So yep, its clean here, cool, Angel's infection is all hers and not
contagious to dog or people, and those of you still sweltering in this heat
are more than welcome to join us! I've got phone, computer and food--the
three important ingredients. <LOL LOL LOL>!
thedogmom63 at frontier.com
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