Today has been a busy day off work. I met a newer friend for lunch at the horse farm where she works and she gave me a tour. Clairvaux Farm where my friend has worked for 3 years is a hunter/jumper show stable. Unfortunately there weren't many horses inside because with a warm sunny day, they were all outside. But I enjoyed lunch with my friend and getting to know her a little bit better. Of course I enjoyed the tour too.
Back at home, it was all about 'old' friends. In my last post I mentioned about taking Annie and Wendy to the vet last Saturday. Both girls loved the car ride and getting to see new people. You may remember that Annie has liver and kidney damage (caused by being on a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for more than a year without her previous vet checking blood-work to see if it was harming her). For the past 3 months she's been given a daily supplement of Denamarin and a Pepcid to try and stabilize her kidneys and liver. The good news for Annie is that it appears to be working, and her liver value is now almost normal, and her kidneys appear to be stable too.
For Wendy, it was good news as well. Born in late January of 1997, she is rounding the corner to almost 16 years old. I can admit that I've not taken her into the vet because she was in need of a rabies vaccine. I've always limited the vaccines that our dogs are given--And because having a rabies vaccine is the law, it goes without saying that I've always complied with that. Because of this legal-requirement, it kept me from taking Wendy to the vet because I didn't want her to have any vaccines because of her age. But a notice from the county about it, left me with no other choice. But what I didn't know was that Virginia allows a vet to decide if an animals health could be compromised if given the rabies vaccine, so a waiver has been written for Wendy--What a relief! Her blood work does show a few minor changes, which is to be expected at her age and she's had an exposure to a tick-borne-illness which she'll take an antibiotic for. The vet does want to see Wendy in 3 months for another check-up and that I'll comply with!
All in all, our week appears to be ending on a good note.