Monday was not one of the critters' best days around here. It was pouring rain so the piggies were grumpy and wouldn't even go outside to go potty (anyone wanna clean out the barn for me?????). Martin the Alpaca, on the other hand, didn't want to stay inside his nice waterproof little shelter, so he got soaked and muddy and miserable.
The bears tromped through the front yard at 5:00 AM, sending Sadie into a frenzy of barking and a frantic attempt to claw her way through the patio doors, waking up the whole household a half hour earlier than need be.
Oliver had to make an unexpected trip to the vet as one of his testicles suddenly swelled right up. He was not in pain, but one testicle is the size of an egg, and that is cause for concern. Unneutered dogs are at high risk for reproductive-system problems such as prostate cancer in their senior years. He will be getting neutered on Thursday when his other surgery is done.
Both Sadie and Charley had the runs and vomiting from the moment I got home - mostly outside but Sadie managed to decorate the living room carpet rather copiously.
Even Belle is fidgeting and chasing her tail as if something is bugging her (no, she doesn't have fleas), though I can't see any problem other than a flair up of her dermatomyositis on her nose.
And I am up to my ying-yang in marking, preparing midterms, and trying to keep on top of lecture material (it's a losing battle). It occurred to me that I have twice as many students this semester as I had last semester - I am soooo ready to retire!
So, the good news is....
THE WEEK CAN ONLY IMPROVE! (Touch wood!)