We got a blessed bit of rain yesterday and the temperatures are moderating. Yeah!
Lucy has finished her ear drops and antibiotic. Her "hot spot" is healing nicely and she has pretty much stopped scratching it, thanks to the Benadryl. All of these led to a lot of yummies for her. But we use tiny training treats except for the pill "sandwiches." She very quickly learned the behaviors from us that preceded the ear drops. Like most dogs, she really hates getting them and it's a challenge for us to rub the ear before she shakes her head. She would come to me to get a treat and then run out of the room. We would wait for her to return which she did slowly and deliberately. Then we would do the ears followed by a final treat. It would have been much easier to do this on the grooming table, but we try not to do things like that on the table. She is never hesitant to get on the table and we don't want her to be. So the table is strictly for grooming. Interestingly enough, she doesn't mind regular ear cleaning, perhaps because it involves sponges and not drops.
We are giving her a reduced dose of Benadryl during the daytime as long as she isn't scratching. But the reduced dose still sedates her a bit.
Snoozing in the den with her blue tug and new antler.
August is already upon us. We can already tell the sun is not getting up as early. And once again, I am using a light when I take Lucy out for the last time in the evening. I am not at all happy about that.
DJT is holding a rally in Green Bay, WI. This after he dissed the Governor Scott Walker and the US Speaker of the House, WI native Paul Ryan. Walker, Ryan, nor the WI Republican Senator Johnson will attend the rally. Truth be told, the rally is hardly a blip on the news radar, especially in Green Bay. This week Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre put on his NFL Hall of Fame gold jacket. He will be honored all weekend in Green Bay. And when you are talking Packer football in Green Bay no one pays attention to anything else.
Today's quote is once again from Marcus Aurelius:
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
HAVE A WONDERFUL FUN-FILLED WEEKEND!