Casey and I took the plunge yesterday and bought a new car. Our Nissan Altima had problems, i.e. front and rear oil leaks, and the intake manifold seal was shot. That car was nickeling and dimeing us to death! We spent $2500 last year in repairs, not counting the current problems. Our new car is a 2008 Toyota Corrolla. It's a Toyota certified car. I had a Corolla some years back and put 320,000 miles on it. So, I'm very happy with our choice:
I just wanted to give you guys another update on Scooter. We are just about to finish his antibiotics for his UTI and skin infection. The little rascal pulled his stitches out, but he's healed enough that it hasn't been a problem. He's really come out in the last couple of days. He's really took up with Indian, Shingo and Molly. He is running playing with them constantly. He hasn't had one accident in the house. He already knows how to sit for a treat and to speak when asked. I think he's older, but I don't think for a minute that he's 10 years old. He's far too active. He's such a sweet boy! I'll let ya'll know as soon as I get the pathology report back on his cyst, later this week. He's just a joy to have around. His coat already looks better. He's made himself at home. He's already sleeping in the bed with us!! I haven't made pictures yet, because he's been too busy playing. I'll send some soon!
One of local news stations ran a story last night, about the hazards of over the counter flea and tick medications for dogs and cats. It seems that Bio Spot can cause adverse reactions. After receiveing over 44,000 complaints the EPA has launched an investigation. The ingredient permethrin is the culprit. If you are using flea and tick medications, please check the ingredient label and avoid those containing permethrin. It's better to be safe than sorry. To read and view the entire story click HERE.
I still intend to blog more regularly...but this week has been INSANE. On Monday, Mom and I had Dr.'s appointments. Tuesday after work, Casey and I dropped the kittens off at the vet to be spayed/neutered on Wednesday. Tuesday night, I swam 1,000 yds., and then I taught water aerobics at the Shelbyville Rec Center. Wednesday afternoon we picked the kittens up.
Yesterday, we went to Williamson County Animal Control to pick up a foster dog to foster for Ratbone Rescues. The dog's name is Scooter, and he is a Rat Terrier. Scooter is 10 years old. He is housetrained and leash trained. He loves all people, dogs, and cats. He is truly a little sweetheart. We decided to foster him, so he would have a second chance at a good life. Here's some pictures of him:
He did really well meeting the Zoo yesterday. They've all become fast friends. Mom looked in on him this morning. He's already made himself at home. He was fast asleep, in the middle of our bed.
We dropped the puppies off at the vet this morning, for their yearly shots and checkups, so Scooter is home with just Fergie and Shiloh. I figured that he'd probably destress a lot today, with it being quiet and all. We just got a call from Dr. K's office that the puppies are ready, so we'll pick them up right after work. It's probably going to be another exciting afternoon and evening for us, and all I want right now is a nap!
Today kicks off 2009's Be Kind to Animals Week. There are lots of ways to be kind to animals. Report incidents of animal cruelty to the proper agencies, volunteer at a shelter, adopt a pet, provide a foster home to pets, make a donation, etc. For information and other ways to celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week, click HERE.
I promise you all that I WILL do better at regular updates. My life has been CRAZY busy the past month. I'm typically so exhausted, by the time I get home, that all I can manage is to scan my list of sites. Work has been busy, and by the time I cram in my exercise regimen, I'm done for. Anyway, things are going swimmingly at home. All the Zoo Crew is doing well and enjoying the warmer weather. Next Thursday, all of the puppies go to Dr. K's for their yearly check ups and vaccinations. THAT will be a fun morning getting the three of them to cooperate. The kittens that we bottle fed last summer are due for their yearly check ups and vaccinations too. They are scheduled to go on the 12th. So, the next two weeks are going to be full of animal transport for us! I'm sure that I'll have some VERY intersting stories to report afterwards.
Casey and I have been busy looking at new cars. Even though we haven't had our Altima very long, it has nickled and dimed us to death. We just got a lemmon. Just last year, we spent over $2,500 in repairs. We also know that we need some repairs done, and we just don't want to invest any more money in this car. So hopefully by next week, we'll have a new mode of transportation. We're just trying to take our time with a decision and be very careful deciding what we want this time.
To celebrate our 11th anniversary, Casey and I booked another Carnival Cruise for next year (2010). We loved our cruise so much last year, that we can't wait to go back. We had wanted to go this year, but now I'm glad we decided to wait. The travel restrictions with the new swine flu is changing a lot of the sailing ports. On the next cruise we'll visit three new places, in addition to two islands that we've visited before. This cruise we'll visit: San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas (my fav from last cruise), Antigua, Tortolla, and Nassau. I know that it's still a year away, but I'm REALLY looking forward to it!!
That's pretty much it from my world right now. I will do better with updates...I will do better with updates......