|We had a rather exciting event happen yesterday afternoon.
After I finished cleaning the house I fixed lunch and sat down to watch
some of the shows that we taped last week. We got behind with me being
gone Thursday and Friday and then up at Bullington Saturday night.
The race did not start until 1:15 so we had time to watch Angel and
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just as we were almost finished watching
Buffy, the dogs started pestering to go out. We stopped the tape and Bob
and I took the guys out. I had Malcolm on the leash as usual and Duncan was
loose. Just as Malcolm and I got to the street I heard Bob yell "he
got it!" I turned just in time to see Duncan grabbing a squirrel and
shaking it to death in the next door neighbor's yard.
When Bob yelled Duncan had already caught it once and then let it go. I
was seeing him after he caught it second time. I yelled for Bob to call
Duncan back. I quickly put Malcolm on the tie out and called Duncan over
to see if he was all right. The reason Duncan let him go the first
time is the squirrel bit him just above the lip on his snout.
I took Duncan inside and flushed the bite with peroxide while
Bob went to get the shovel from the basement to retrieve the squirrel. I
think the squirrel just made a tactical blunder and came down the tree not
aware that Duncan was there. I was concerned that the squirrel was sick or
had rabies and that was what allowed Duncan to get him.
It took a while before I could get the bleeding to stop but when it did
I put Neosporin on the wound. In the meantime Bob put a call in to our vet
friend Sue to see if we needed to be concerned about the bite. She said
squirrels hardly ever carry rabies and that he should be fine. The only
reason I am concerned is Bob and I are going away the end of the week and
I will not be here to watch him in case he develops and infection or side
effects from the bite.
This morning I will call the vet and check to see if I need to take him
in for a booster shot. He is current on all his vaccinations so he should
After all that excitement I decided to watch the race and we could
finish watching Buffy with dinner. Of course with the long trip Friday and
the late night Saturday I made it until about three o'clock before I fell
asleep. I slept for about an hour, waking up just in time to see the last
82 laps of the race and of course the "big one" that always
happens at restrictor plate races. Sixteen cars with less than half a lap
to the finish.
Bob napped until five o'clock when I went in to wake him so I could
start dinner. We finished watching Buffy than after we walked the dogs I
watched ER and Once and Again from Thursday and Friday night to get caught
up. By the time I finished watching those shows I had enough time to catch
up on mail and walk the dogs before Practice came on at ten.
Bob is off to the dentist this morning for his regular six month
cleaning. I will stick around until he gets back since he needs my truck.
We don't like to drive Astro-truck around town for general purposes unless
necessary. While I wait on him to return I will tackle my office and my
desk again. When he returns I will head off to the gym and I need to run
by the library and check on the gift book situation.