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JERAS Daily Diary Sept. 23

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Had a migraine all night. Did the usual AM chores, plus continued helping to network 2 mustangs in Pa. that were about to ship to slaughter unless at least $1200 was raised to buy them and allow them to go to a rescue in Florida. A bunch of us were up late last night working on donations for that. As of today, things look good. Thank you, Carol Poole for coordinating and staying up half the night.

It is still in the 90’s here- very hot for late Sept. I cut a hole in the fence and allowed most of the dogs out into the new play area. That was fun for them. I then drove two T- posts into the ground and installed a 4 foot wide gate between the old and new yards.

I had stashed some rawhide in the laundry closet this AM and Patty went and tore the door apart in her attempt to get at it. She is punishing me for confining her while her knee injury heals.





Patty at the scene of the crime

That will be a new job for tomorrow.

I hosed the horses at lunchtime, fed all the outside animals, and made a mud hole for Wilbur.

Got  back to computer work, ate a late lunch, no nap…….Carson was fine at 3 PM meal, very excited…at 6 PM he started to crash again………gave him a shot of dexate…….do not know why he is going into these adrenal crises..I had increased his meds and he had been okay for the past few days. I can’t take him to the vet, he hates strangers, will attack…and the stress would kill him anyway.

So, it is 7 PM, I am watching him, still have to vacuum, do my dishes, do dog dishes, shower,  read hundreds of emails, check on the Fb mustang rescue effort, pray that Carson makes it and I have another migraine….

Please send good thoughts to Carson…

Carson May 2010 and January 2011


video from today





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  1. Shauna says:

    Oh Cathy….I just want to cry for you….I am praying for Carson and you sweetie. Please keep us posted!

  2. Cathy Ritlaw says:

    thanks, Shauna. I have to see if I can get his florinef and pred into him now without being bitten. He was bouncing around at 4 PM and crashed at 6 PM. Addison’s dogs are not supposed to be stressed, but he stresses himself. I love the old bugger so much, but there is only so much you can do for a dog that hates strangers, including the vet..fighting with him would just kill him. Love you

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