i got 5 animals into the vets today...plus little big bud went twice (he got kicked out at noon for whining and barking and had to go back in at the end of the day for his second round of the cushings bloodwork)
dusty is better but she still has cellulitis in that leg so she is starting her third week of two different antibiotics...plus her blood sugars are still too high so i am to up her insulin dose to 30 units twice a day. she needs another re-check on friday.
sammy had her bloodwork and is booked for full dental extractions first thing tomorrow morning...she will feel so much better without a mouthful of rotting teeth.
scrappy's blood glucose level is good so he is to stay on the same insulin dose.
new dog in from VAS today...she is a little pomerainian...she is at the vets tonight already for bloodwork and chest xrays..if her chest is clear, tomorrow she will have her abcessed teeth removed, her left eye removed and a plum sized, hard mammary tumour off too. that is some big surgeries for such a tiny old girl...i hope it all goes well. the clinic staff have named her "poppy" which is just fine with me....she is a sweet little thing.
we got edwina's new temporary area set up with her l;ovely new log house and tiny crippled duck pool...she really enjoyed it all....ESPECIALLY her bath until she decided it was time for bed, then she flew out and went back to the chicken coop....bad duck!
nicole took a call on a kitten today..i said ok to us taking her in so nicole has picked her up and taken her home to foster (maybe she will post a pic for us all to see her????)
note to everyone...little kitten needs a great permanent home so please ask around for her!!!!!
i took three more folks thru on the potential staff tour...this whole process has been difficult and discouraging in that you just cannot anticipate a heck of alot from resumes. the issue is...that saints is unique...people can't get a sense of what working here means til they actually walk thru and see.
it is not for everyone..it is hard, fast paced, chaotic work with little pay...it is not like working with animals stacked neatly in kennels and cages..it is about working with them right under your feet....unless you have lived it...you don't get it... til your feet have actually walked thru here.
i think i am so discouraged because i just have so much to do to get ready for the open house and i am finding the whole hiring process sucking all of my time and energy out. i am so much better with doing for the animals or getting rid of clutter and crap that gets in my way...the people stuff i just find exhausting cuz i never feel like i accomplished much by the end of the day.
bibi got himself yelled at THREE times today...he is picking on maude...and no one picks on maude...for chrssakes she is 17 and totally confused enough anyway.
he got his come-up-pence tho....kodi came flying out of the dog room and started herding bibi right away...bibi said "holy shit batman!!" and fell over hurting his arthritic knee. now he is hobbling around on three feet so he can't bother maude for now anyway which is good.
what goes around, comes around...bibi, you might want to remember that...bug her again and YOU WILL BE LIVING WITH KODI FOREVER...or at least til kodi actually passes away..and by the looks of him flying around with his gynormous tumour, knocking you over today, that won't be any time soon either...so BEWARE!
ok..i am totally bagged...diabetics, meds and bed.