Oh my - I don't really want to know what the temperature is out there. Darned hot, is all I know. I've just come in from being gone all day and my 82-degree house is feeling mighty good after being in the car and out in the sun. I did stop by Atwoods and got a Cobra Mister and I stopped by my old house and got hoses so tonight I will unload the car and get that set up for tomorrow. By the time I got home today the worst was over for them and their coop and yard are in shade. None of them really look distressed but I refilled waterers with the cold well water and I'm sure they appreciate that.
LOL - Colorado is kind of my second home as when I first came to the US, I was based in Denver. Over the next decade I lived all over the state from the north to the south and several places in between. My parents actually visited me there quite often too and we've been to Cave of the Winds, driven up Pikes Peak etc. I swear - I think my parents have visited more places in the US than most Americans because they always come to visit me wherever I'm living and explore that area, and then after they leave me, they travel and visit some more of the country. I've been to about half the states and I think they have too, although they've been to some different states than I have. My mum is one of those people who will strike up a conversation anywhere with anyone and has a knack for creating life-long friends from these one-time encounters (I got my dad's introverted nature instead). So she's forever heading off to some part of the world to visit some "friend" of hers that she met on a bus somewhere once, decades ago, and with whom she has been corresponding ever since. So when she comes to visit me, she usually tries to visit another of her American friends while she's here and of course they all live in different parts of the country.
Okay, I have to ask.. What.....is Brutus?
So I've mentioned my horse colicking (Sunday morning) and my cat's illness and euthanasia (Monday morning), right? Well, because crises apparently come in threes, we weren't done with those two things. While walking my horse on Sunday morning, DD was stung by something. I assume a horse-fly but since she never saw it, we'll never know. Anyway, she woke up Monday with her leg swollen and as the day progressed it got blotchy and inflamed. I am not one to run to the doctor - actually I pretty much avoid them as much as possible - but when its one of my kids I'll take them if I think it really necessary and by last night, I felt it really necessary. The leg was twice the size it should be and she had a "cankle" with no discernible definition. She's a skinny kid so it really did not look good. Anyway, I'm glad I took her in as the doc thinks it is a staph infection so now she is on two different heavy-duty antibiotics. I don't love the idea of being on anti-biotics, especially because there wasn't any pus to drain and culture so the doc really couldn't be sure that's what it was but was going on gut feeling and probably a healthy dose of CYA too. It wound up being a really stressful day because since we are new in town we do not yet have a vet and a doctor so had to make both appointments by letting our fingers do the walking and having no idea if we were finding a good practitioner or not. I would have rather had the chance to settle in and then get some recommendations from local people before settling on professionals of this type. Now I just hope we are done and can go back to boring for awhile.