Sunday, July 3, 2011

Texas Heat

"Jeesh! It's gettin kinda crowded in here."

"Something's got to give!"

"Aah, I'm able to completely relax."

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Our twelve year-old lab mix, Daisy, is beginning to show signs of aging. We took her to the vet a month ago because she was obviously in pain. He diagnosed osteoporosis of the lower spine, some hip dysplasia and growths on her vocal chords (the latter causing her to cough and her bark to have a strange sound). He prescribed antibiotics for the infection in her lower spine and pain medication that will be ongoing until her demise. He also said it was good to keep her inside out of the Texas heat because this would aggravate her symptoms. She is now happily ensconced in the kitchen. As a result, she no longer needs the big watering container outside. The above photos are indicative of how the Texas heat causes creatures to look for water and relief. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see tadpoles eventually.

This is all I have to say for now.