Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I recently purchased a hummingbird feeder and a squirrel feeder, and just yesterday had my first hummingbird visitor. The squirrels seemed to be ignoring their feeder, because all I ever saw there were blue jays. This evening while I was out with a friend, my husband snapped these photos showing a hummingbird and a squirrel at each feeder.
I thought Robert's squirrel feeder was so cute, I was happy when I spotted the same one at Lowe's, and decided I also needed one for my neighborhood squirrels.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Jazzy Beagle was scheduled for her dental cleaning today. I snapped this photo when we were ready for the drive home. A premolar was chipped, but after x-ray, Dr. M. determined all was fine, and the tooth didn't need extracted. The tiny epulis on the gum line was excised. After a quick potty trip to the back yard, and a small drink of water, Jazzy is napping on my bed, enjoying the cool comfort of the ceiling fan.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Flash Beagle is lounging in the cool indoor comfort during this hot weather.
With this week's hot temperatures and high humidity, the heat index is expected to be anywhere from 110 to 120 degrees! And it's those types of conditions that make heat exhaustion and heat stroke a possibility.
Here are some signs to watch out for:
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.
HEAT STROKE WARNING SIGNS
•An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
•Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
•Rapid, strong pulse
Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, those with high blood pressure, and those working or exercising in a hot environment.
HEAT EXHAUSTION WARNING SIGNS
•Nausea or vomiting
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I drove out to this property in hopes of photographing their camels. I didn't see the camels on this trip, but I did snap a few shots of these cattle, and from the info I found on the internet, this appears to be the breed:
Ankole-Watusi cattle are the show-stoppers of the bovine kingdom. Medium-sized animals, with long, large-diameter horns, they attract attention wherever they appear. These regal animals can easily trace their ancestry back more than 6,000 years and have often been referred to as "cattle of kings."
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Jazzy Beagle's well exam
she weighs 26 pounds
courtesy nail trim ~ yay!
I scheduled her for a dental on the 19th. She chipped a tooth a while back. The doctor noticed a cyst/growth type thing on her gum line. I don't know if that's the same tooth that's chipped or some other issue. He couldn't determine since the growth was covering part of the tooth. It's possible that tooth will be extracted.
Jazzy wasn't the complete well-behaved Beagle this morning since she hates the intranasal Bordetella. They almost always do the injectable for her, so when I saw the prepared intranasal, I commented that Dr. M. must be up for a challenge today. Afterwards, he marked her chart in bold for inject only! LOL!