My friend Doogan graduated also.
I haven't been chasing my friends Scratch and Hoot as much lately. For some reason they are allowed in my mom's flower gardens but I get yelled at if I even think about stepping foot in one!
Premier Pet Toys, they are indestructible, have a great squeaky inside. The company also has a line of educational toys that keep me entertained for hours. I spend a lot of time at one veterinary hospital or another so having one of these toys that I roll or toss and a small reward of food comes out is a huge prize. Whenever I go with my parents to Stonecliff Animal Clinic at West Leb. Food and Supply I beg to go into the store. Kurt and Sharon Jacques (owners of WLFS) have a huge section of Premier toys......I love them (and they LOVE Labs).
My dad thought I might have been bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider. These spiders are anywhere from 1/2" to 2" long and have a fiddle shape or violin shaped mark on their back. They hide under sinks or in wood piles as their name implies, they are reclusive. When bitten the venom causes a blister like lesion that becomes swollen and the skin hardens around it. The venom has an enzyme in it that breaks down the cellular membrane of the tissue and the the skin then begins to slough or fall off. After 24 hours a "volcano lesion" appears (this is exactly what happened to me), a hole in the skin develops which is caused by the tissue damage. Vomiting and diarrhea can occur at this point (I am embarrassed to say I had this) I was really sick when I got to the hospital. Dad gave me two injections, one was a steroid and the other a high powered antibiotic. Today I feel so much better. I am starting to see out of my eye again and my sister only says ewwwwww every now and then when I come near her! TaTa for now (and stay away from the creepy crawlies, trust me it is not worth the satisfying crunch of victory)