Monday, November 9, 2009


I just read Eler Beth's post and thought it was funny that she talked about not feeling any better yet and then went on to tell how she'd walked three of our dogs today!

Her doctor did give her an antibiotic, though, since she keeps getting this thing. Her left ear was pretty stopped up, and she has a lot of congestion. She gave her a prescription for a decongestant/cough syrup and suggested she start taking Claritin.

She spent as much time outside as she could this afternoon, but she didn't overdo it.
We're expecting rain tomorrow afternoon, so Andrew went up on the roof, swept down all the leaves that were accumulating there (!!) and cleaned out the gutters for me. Thomas is feeling a lot better; his symptoms are practically gone, but he'll continue to take ALL of his medicine. Andrew and I have a bet on which of the two of us will need to go to the doctor next. (Not really!)

No lessons today, but I think we'll feel up to having school tomorrow. We're getting into that busy time of year, so I really hate missing a day of school now.

I think I'm going to have to call animal control on a neighbor's dog. A family who lives across the street from us, but not directly across, apparently have a relative staying with them and they have a little mutt of a dog who is very territorial and thinks he owns the whole street. He will come right up into our yard (and other neighbor's yards) and bark at you like he's in his own yard. It's against county ordinance for him to be loose, even if he is in his own yard; dogs have to be in a fenced-in yard or on a leash. This mutt (and he's very strange looking -- I have no idea what he is) loped down the street barking at a little girl going to her bus stop one morning. I heard him barking and ran out and chased him home. Someone from inside the house called to him and opened the door for him. So he isn't getting out by accident.

He's the kind of sneaky dog that likes to chase and bark at you until you turn around and confront him; then he runs off, still looking behind him and barking. I don't trust sneaky dogs like that; if you keep your back turned to them, they could decide to bite. I don't want these neighbors to know who called the law on them, so I'm going to try to do it anonymously. Normally I would speak to the neighbors about anything like this, but not these neighbors. I'll have to just leave it at that.

I don't make a big deal, either, when someone has a dog out in their unfenced yard without being on a leash. Usually it's a well-trained dog and is out there with its owner. Eler Beth knows and has befriended most of the pets in the neighborhood anyway, but this one doesn't want to be befriended. So anyway, I guess I'll make that call tomorrow before someone gets bitten or some neighbor decides to take matters into their own hands and the dog mysteriously disappears.

Well, that's enough for now. Til tomorrow.


lisaschaos said...

It does sound like she's feeling somewhat better at least. :)

That corgi :) said...

glad Eler Beth got some meds; hoping she turns the corner and starts to feel better soon!

I agree with you, Lori, call animal control. that dog seems like an accident waiting to happen. I am never fond of dogs off leash roaming like that (we have a leash law too here); makes me nervous when I'm walking (on leash) Koda


Martha (Menagerie) said...

Definitely make the call - that is the type of dog that would sneak up and bite someone!

natalie said...

Dear Lori,
gee I really don't like that kind of dog!It is so irritating!
Gee I am glad that Elliot is better (much better)
but is Eler Beth ok?
please come back at Lurkynat and leave some comments!