Trying to come back to normal - as it were! Whether it was the episode of the air conditioner or water in my ears from water aerobics - either way I ended up with a massive sinus infection and ear infection in both ears last week. I was down and out for a few days feeling like a total dish rag. In the midst of all of that, we had storms around here. The hot afternooon, huge rain - lightning - thunderstorm kinda thingys. On Thursday afternoon during one of those, hubby was a little late making it home. When he arrived, he opened up the back of the car and produced a by-product of the storm!
As it turns out - she was standing in the middle of the large highway, shivering and terrified. No collar, no home, starving. Amid my protests - what will the 2 German Shepherds do - will they accept her, reject her - what will the Welsh Corgi (aka princess shark attack) do - will she put her in her place? - we brought her inside and were astounded. Our two German Shepherds adored her, the Corgi ignored her - all around acceptance! She had a good first night, then took her first trip to our vet after I visited my doctor for my ailments! The vet agreed with us - she's been on the streets since birth, she's a Catahoula Leopard Mix (the state dog of Louisiana), she's about 9 months old, one brown eye and one ice blue eye, a black merle (dappled) coat, and an all around absolute sweetheart. Our only uphill battle at this point is the fact that she has a mid to high infection status of heartworms. So - we have to keep her mostly indoors and fairly quiet until we can start the heartworm treatments in November. As I found out - they don't like to do these treatments in the heat because of the added stress to the heart. Around here - it only begins to become somewhat cool (in the upper 60's to lower 70's) in November - so that's when we can start the treatments. She'll be crate confined for a couple of months - only getting out to go potty, then right back in. Our vet said she basically has to stay with her heart at rest. Poor baby. But - we fell in love with her instantly, and she is really a little fighter. After all - she made it to this point, and she won over the entire family!Our vet assured us that we should have a complete recovery after 3-4 months of treatments and loving care. I think we're up to that for our little Abigail!!
While they are all napping, I'm off to start a new Take '5'. Got to get this one done, quilted and out of the door to Accucut for their new catalogue ASAP!!! No rest for the weary!