Summer of 2012 was a real endurance test. After a warm dry winter we went directly into a scorching summer with temps in the nineties and over one hundred every day for months. We had no rain until very recently and had to conserve water. We provided drinking water for the birds and squirrels and kept the dogs' pool time to a minimum.
This summer we did not water the lawn, trees or shrubbery. They had to make it on their own and unfortunately, some didn't survive.
But suddenly autumn has arrived with cool mornings and evenings and some rain. The grass is looking green again if you overlook the bare spots here and there. There is some color around the yard these days too. Since I'm spending a lot of time outside walking my sick dogs around the yard, I've noticed it and decided to share it
If you stand under the plum tree and look toward the back of the house this is what you see.
For those of you asking about Samba, here she is, skinny and weak, but still here beside me and getting a little better each day.
Yesterday we sent stool samples from Samba, Sky and Fudge to the university for some extensive testing. They are going to try and determine just what has been making the dogs sick and hopefully how to treat it. Dr B also started both Samba and Sky on a different antibiotic and they both seem to be responding well. Sky seems more alert today and Samba is eating and her stool is much improved. I feel better today knowing that others are trying to help find a solution for my pups.