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DS7 appears to have pink eye. I was able to snag a doctor's appointment in town tomorrow morning (online scheduling). Texted school to excuse him. Texted bus to cancel morning pickup. Texted animal shelter manager to let her know I'm not coming in. (I love text messaging! and online scheduling.)
Isn't it amazing! No waiting on the phone for someone to answer and 50 questions just to get an appt scheduled. Hopefully it isn't anything too serious, enjoy your day!
 

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Isn't it amazing! No waiting on the phone for someone to answer and 50 questions just to get an appt scheduled. Hopefully it isn't anything too serious, enjoy your day!
His pink eye appears to be viral, but we got antibiotic drops just in case it gets worse over the weekend. 👍 if he's not over it by Sunday am we'll use the drops so he can go to school.

Busy day, but I have done everything on my list. 🙌
  • DS7 started making a snuffle basket for Buddy. He likes drawing with oil pastels, so I bought some today. He drew pictures of different weather and finished an art project he brought home from school.
  • DS15 is working on his 4-H record book.
  • DS15 finished the chicken coop windows. Chickens are spending their first night in the coop.
  • I picked up my spinning wheels from the auction today! :D I haven't had a chance to play with them yet.
  • I got all my printing/copying done for 4-H club meeting. I need to organize it and pack tomorrow.
Buddy might stay here longer term. He's on his 3rd night in a row. I didn't walk him much at all today and he was tired out faster. If his family does not take him, I plan to make him a weight pull harness and sweet-talk DH into making a tire drag so I can wear him out faster. I was able to clip a few more nails. He objects to restraint but doesn't mind the clipping part. I need to bathe him. DH objects to smelly dogs. I power washed his kennel - it was previously used/stored in the barn. Washed blankets, harness, collar, etc.

I started teaching Boi to wipe his chin. He drools and drips, especially after drinking water. It's a source of marital conflict. DH saw a video of a dog trained to wipe its chin and shared it with me tonight. I started training right away. :D
 

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Buddy looks at home with Baymax. He was begging to get on the couch so I showed him the mattress in the big dog kennel. He went right to sleep. :love
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Buddy slept loose in the house last night until about 2 am. He started pacing so I put him in his kennel. I value my sleep! He did not get a walk this morning. He played with Boi a little bit in the house and they're both sleeping on the floor. This supports my assessment that Buddy's behavior problems are due to chronic frustration. I think he will be fine once he gets his needs met consistently. He has some odd behaviors like drinking water until he vomits. I expect that one will stop too. When I got Boi he had been kenneled excessively and also had the frustrated water drinking behavior.

I ordered a raised feeder to use for water and a dog drool wiping station. :D It will arrive Wednesday. I need to rearrange my laundry room to fit it. I have had their water bowl in the bath tub in attempt to minimize drool. (it didn't help much).
 

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Buddy is having a hard time. Not sure what is going on for him. He stopped playing with my dogs and obsessively humps Boi. (Buddy is not neutered at 7 years old 🤦‍♀️) He didn't eat food yesterday, not this morning and wouldn't take treats this morning. He's not interested in enrichment items and toys other than a chew treat, max 1/day and he already had it. Yesterday he panted and paced most of the day despite a long walk in the morning. I kenneled him with Baymax overnight which helped him settle down. He's annoying AF today, TBH. I kenneled him for my sanity now, but that will increase his frustration in the future. Looks like he will need a long walk this afternoon. IDK. I'd rather find this out now than in winter. If his family can't take him and he can't fit in here, he'll get put up for adoption through the local shelter (and probably stay here as a foster for them because of his frustration behavior problems.)

The principal has recommended DS15 for expulsion, so now it's up to the district superintendent and that hearing process. I'm not going to hire a lawyer or defend him. I won't pull him out of school to avoid it. He did what he did, and he has to deal with the consequences of it.

DS15 has had quite a few better-than-his-usual days, but he is somethin' else today. I'm having him split wood. He filled the trailer but whatever, he can keep going. It keeps him away from the house and barn when he's in a bad mood.
 

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Busy day!
  • I went back to bed after getting DS7 on the bus and slept an hour and a half. Much needed, but made the rest of my day more hectic.
  • I walked Buddy an hour and a half in town (so it took 2 hours including driving)
  • DS15 is working on removing fence/kennels at the shelter before a fence-reconfiguring project this weekend, so we went an extra day today for 2 hours. I waited in the car and worked on my laptop.
  • I had 2 therapy sessions today - 2.5 hours total.
  • Then everything that I would normally do attempted to cram into 3 hours or so. Didn't go well. :gig
 
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