Billings, MT High 94 Low 58
Good News! Skitz doesn’t have diabetes. Dr. Mike thinks maybe she has a bladder infection. But the only way to find out for sure is to do a urinalysis. And for that you need urine.
Those of you with female dogs know that they squat very low to the ground, especially when they have really short legs. There is no way that sterile cup is going to fit under her.
Dr. Mike suggests we use a ladle. Good grief. We didn’t bring our home which means we do not have any kitchen utensils with us. Thank goodness for Walmart (I really do not like that store but it was nearby). Now Jim has his ladle. This definitely is going to be his job.
We don’t need to worry about her needing to pee because she is drinking so much water. Out she goes with Jim and his ladle and me and my camera.
Okay, Skitz, let’s get this show on the road.
Finally. Success. The ladle really does work well. Skitz didn’t even realize it was under her so she didn’t freak out.
Off to the vet with the sample. Takes three hours at least to process and we want to get out of town. Wait, wait, wait.
This greets you when you come into the vet’s office. Jim tried to talk them into giving it to us.
They have this really cute fan and I wanted to put it in my purse but they kept a really close eye on us.
No bladder infection. Dr. Mike doesn’t know what else it could be. He suggests we keep an eye on her to see if the situation gets worse. He says it could just be the heat that has finally gotten to her.
The good news is she has actually made it through the last couple of nights without having to go out. Fingers are crossed she is going to be okay. If we still don’t think everything is right she will need to have blood work done.
A fire was being fought just a few miles from town. They’re saying that it was a cigarette thrown out of a car that started it. One home and garage burned. This is the smoke we could see from our motel.
Drove home this afternoon and the entire state is under a blanket of smoke.
Extremely happy to be home even if it is rockin’ and rollin’ with the wind as another cold front comes through.