Yesterday I received notification from my dog food supplier that the vet who prescribed the glucose management dog food for Midge will no longer renew her prescription. I managed to get us out of "the system" by switching her to an over-the-counter insulin that does not require $500+ well checks every couple of months for a prescription renewal and another $150 per bottle. I also found a pharmacy that doesn't keep track of how many boxes of syringes I buy, so I don't have to be worried about being turned away because I'm buying syringes "too soon". The final step is to get her onto non-prescription dog food that works for glucose management. I ordered a couple of brands to try them out. Then I should only have to take her to see the vet when she needs to see the vet, as opposed to when her prescriptions run out. This move is saving us thousands of dollars a year.
Yesterday I saw a ground squirrel attacking a snake. I ran outside to get a picture of it, but the squirrel took off and the snake didn't move. It turned out to be a dead snake with its head and tail chopped off. I suspect that a person killed the snake and a bird carried it over and dropped it on my driveway. It's gone today. Someone must have ate it.
|Hey you! Stop taking my picture!|
The horses haven't been much help either, because as soon as I clean and fill a trough that the ravens destroyed, the horses drop their toys in it and dirty the water. I'm thinking of taking their toys away next time I clean and fill the troughs, although I'm not filling them to the top anymore. I've just resigned myself to only putting in 4 to 6 inches of water every day. It's just too hard and such a waste of water to have to bail out 75 to 100 gallons.
|I'm all ears... well, what's left of them anyway.|