Friday, April 18, 2008
"Can we go for a walk mama pleeeeese?"
I'm dying here. Look at that face. But I found out yesterday that little miss thang here hadn't been vaccinated prior to coming home. ACK! It's a very long story, but it involves the fact that she was diagnosed with parvo when the adoption folks took her in to be spayed. So they didn't spay her (I knew this), and hospitalized her for three days, and then sent her home on meds when she was safe to be around other dogs. That's how we got her: two days out from being done with her medicines, and not spayed. What the adoption agency didn't mention (I swear, I would have remembered if they had) was that she therefore also hadn't been vaccinated. This means that I should not have been taking her out where there are other (potentially unvaccinated) dogs, or their leavings. ACK!
I found this out yesterday afternoon, and promptly called our vet to make an appointment to get her in. So she has now had her distemper shot, and will be OK to go out again in a couple of days. In the meantime, no walkies. This means that I had to cancel my planned walk on the coast with my friend Jill this morning (grump, grump, grump), as I need to be able to go to a meeting today, and going out this morning without Tilly would mean a very long day in a crate for the small one. Sigh... It also means that I'm going to have to try to find a way to wear out an active puppy without going for a walk. It could be worse, though; at least I found this out now before she got anything else!
So, grading at home this morning, and then a lovely two and a half hours of knitting time (read: long meeting). And maybe I should go hunt for a tennis ball to throw...