Thursday, May 4, 2017

So, What's New?

Well, it's certainly been an interesting few weeks. It hasn't been exactly 40 days and 40 nights of rain, but it sure seems like it. Last night we had a whole night without thunder. It rained all night, but it did it quietly. That was really important to us because Norma Jean has decided that she's afraid of thunder and wakes me at the very first distant sound.
Norma Jean is a big strong girl, actually built like a mini tank, and when she hears a scary noise she jumps on me and starts clawing at me. Imagine being awakened by a 65 pound hairy monster clawing at you relentlessly. It isn't fun, so on thundering nights Norma Jean sleeps in her crate downstairs. She isn't happy about that arrangement and sometimes barks or howls all night. Rob can sleep thru the noise, (what is it with men anyway?) but her unhappy cries keep me awake. Last night Norma Jean joined us upstairs for a quiet sleep.
Today the rain has stopped, at least for awhile. Here are some pics of the flooding.
 The map shows the roads that are currently closed due to flooding. Actually it's a lot better than it was a few days ago. Each red dot is a closed road.
Now that the rain has paused and the sun is shining, my kids are feeling better, too. Bailey, Lola and Noah are all doing much better. I'm still cooking rice for their meals, but they're also able to eat kibble. No more vomit or diarrhea. Let's just blame it on the storms.
Fudge has now begun his second week of antibiotics and is doing much better. As long as I take him out just before bed, he can sleep thru the night. No more accidents in the house except for a little sprinkling in the garage on his way to the door. If we rush him straight out before releasing the girls from their crates, he does fine. Adding probiotics to his food has helped keep the antibiotics from upsetting his stomach and I think he'll be OK at the end of this.
The sunshine isn't the only good thing to happen today. The FedEx truck came and that gets the whole pack excited. We have a new box of goodies from Chewy to try. This month we're all excited because  we're trying kangaroo dogfood for the first time.  Bella, Roxy and Dui, who live in Oz, have been telling us how good roo tastes and now we'll be able to tell them what we think about it. Also this month our birds, Calder and Norris are going to be Chewy influencers for the first time. They're looking forward to that.
So, we're not exactly dry, but no rain is falling for the moment. We're all feeling better if not perfect and we have some tasty treats to look forward too. Things are looking up.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hope that thunder stays away! Bella gets nervous with wind making things make noises. She tap dances ON HER. At least Bella is only half the weight. So happy everyone is better. AND we hope you enjoy that kangaroo. Kangaroo is a very lean meat.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We have had the same thing happen but it is easier for us because it is little Pocket. We are glad the rain has stopped and the illnesses have stopped too

Molly the AireGirl said...

Thunderstorms are the WORST! I'm glad you joined your peeps, Norma Jean. It does help to be near them. I can't wait to hear how you like Kangarooo!

Marjie said...

It rained here all last week, but not nearly as much as you had. It also rained in Tennessee; we had Kellie's wedding rehearsal on Friday evening in a gully washer, and I was not amused. Wet feet do not a happy Marjie make. At least it only drizzled on Saturday, and then, magically 15 minutes before the ceremony started, the sun came out. I felt just like your pack must feel.

Nichole Burke said...

The weather has been crazy, that's for sure. Not spring-like at all.