the new dogs had a good night...soft beds, ice cream sandwiches (thx laura!)...i am just waiting for the vet to open to beg a squeeze in to help sarah...one of her matts is so thick and heavy, it is tearing her skin. i couldn't get it off last night..too thick, too wet, our scissors and shavers can't get thru it and with the skin tearing, i am too afraid try at the point of attachment. we tied the matt up to her in an attempt to relieve the weight of it and i am hoping that if i actually sound as frantic as i feel, the clinic will say "come straight on in"...once that is off her, it is all uphill from there and we can get on with making life pretty good for our newest saints.
sarah is a 12 yr old cocker, with a sunshine personality just like daphne...happy, happy, happy, and kissy, kissy, kissy...OH LOOK!!! a cat to chase!
tawnie is a mystery...her skin and coat is pretty wrecked...i think she might be a sharpei/yellow lab cross but i could be totally wrong (all yellow dogs with wrecked skin and missing hair, somehow look sharpei)...maybe she is really a BC X like iky when her hair grows back in. tawnie is 11 and what a sweet and sensitive girl, she laid on her bed sleeping with both of her paws wrapped around laura's arm.
i just spoke with nancy, the vet tech...they are booked solid but she will get at least that one really bad matt off her and we can deal with the rest later...so at 1145 instead of taking her lunch nancy is going to be helping me and sarah (i might actually be the one in greater need, at least emotionally!)
ok, get dressed, dump run, clean up, clinic run, med refills, new dog baths and whatever else today actually holds....and i will try to put my guilt away for not doing something for these dogs sooner...whatever my excuses were, they were just excuses...i didn't ask, i didn't look cuz i just didn't want to know...sorry girls i am very stupid, your mom kept telling me you needed me and i wouldn't hear.