Well, we finally got rain.
Wednesday, when I complained about not being able to get the dogs out, we had 10 inches of rain. Then around 6 last evening it started again and we had another couple inches. We needed rain, but not a whole month's worth at once.
I'm really not complaining because many of our friends are facing this monster this weekend. Thankfully, Earl will stay at sea, but he's still bringing wind and rain and rough seas. Having lived on the beach for a few years, I learned to respect hurricanes and I hope all of you that will be touched by Earl stay safe and mostly dry.
Several people asked why Water Dogs wouldn't want to go out in the rain. Actually, they didn't mind, except that it was coming down extremely hard at times. It was me. I didn't want to go out in the rain and I didn't want to spend the entire day drying off ten dogs soaked to the skin, only to have them run back out in it again.
We managed to get them out between storms mostly and the few times they got soaked, I got them in fast and dried them. Morgan is afraid of thunder, so she didn't want to go out at all and held it as long as she could before Rob had to take her out and stand by her as she took care of necessities.
Today the sun is shining, there's a breeze and the temperature stayed in the 70s. We've been out a lot today even though the grass and ground are still pretty damp. We're hoping the weekend stays like this.
On September 1st we reduced Samba's prednisone again. She's taking 20 mg every other day. If she does well on this dose, we may reduce her once more in November to 15 mg every other day. That would be her maintenance dosage for life. At any lower dosages the disease tends to flare up and treatment would have to begin all over again. Both her eyes are working normally now and the paralysis seems to be gone. She's been a trooper thru this ordeal.
Fudge has a message for you.
Mom went to the store yesterday and came home with a bag full of toys. She put them up high and said they're prizes. Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win a mystery prize. I think she should let me test the prizes to be sure you'd like them, but she doesn't agree and she's the boss around here.