Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The dog

Maggie has found the move a little more difficult. It is very hot here - although better this week than last. She likes the yard and I like that I can just open the back door for her to come in or go out. This week we went to the vet. Here, dogs are not registered at the city/county but at the vet and it is not mandatory. In fact, it doesn't even get her a tag - so in the end she got another rabies shot which gets her a tag from the vet (on the off chance she decided to take a runner).

The main part of the visit was to get flea, tick and heartworm treatment. Like Nova Scotia, lyme disease isn't a huge problem here but it is in the mountains so since we plan on doing some hiking we thought is was important. Also, heartworm is a big concern here year-round.

All and all the visit went well, they gave her a good going over and found no big concerns - although they do want her to have her nails cut back and say the only way to do it is by putting her under. Paul is going to work at her nails for a bit and see if we can get them under control before we resort to that.

The girl

Isabelle has adjusted quite well to the move. She has made a few friends in the neighbourhood but, unfortunately, they are a little older. So, we are now struggling with getting her to bed at reasonable time when the others can stay outside later. Usually she is good about it since she get pretty tired but other times she either wants to stay outside or to read in bed. We have allowed her to read in bed a bit and the other night this is what Paul found when he went upstairs to check on her. He says she gets this from me!