Apparently August is pet month for me. A pet month is wherein all at once i decide to take care of all of the much needed much neglected upgrades and upkeeps of the pets in my house which results in a lot work and a lot money and last time an unfortunate dog adoption. Unfortunate in that she turned out to be afraid of men and we could not keep her, which almost broke my little boy's heart. BUT we found that little dog a good home and as a matter of fact on a recent trip to the vet, Dr. Judy said she recently saw little Daisy and she was doing well and her new owner just loves her to pieces.
So no new dogs for us this month. learned my lesson about snap soft hearted decisions last time. This month is all about turtle habitats and dog allergies. Harry has an ongoing itchy face problem that we were told may or may not be allergies and/or yeast build up. I think we controlled it fairly well with face cleaning although there was still some itching and odor. These past few weeks have seen a HUGE blow out case of red itchy watering eyes and yeast overgrowth. He is totally allergic to something and the heat made it worse. He goes to the dermatologist tomorrow.
I have finally purchased a sink/faucet hose/vacuum to clean the turtle tanks. this will make the job so much easier i hope to do it more frequently. i'm going to eliminate most of the substrate from the glass tank and what little i leave will be mixed with this stuff that has calcium in it and something else that is supposed to help clean the water. Both filters will get cartridge changes. And I've starting doing research on the best type of long term set up for them. Even though i've had the oldest one 5 years i've never really learned a lot of details about them. some basics, but not like a true hobbiest. it's about time for a tank upgrade and i really want to know what is the best option for them, my home and my budget.
And i think the cat is getting a second litter box for the second floor. he's old. there have been no accidents, but he gets locked in the bedroom with me cuz of the air conditioner. he already has food and water there. a litter box only makes sense. of course, it's just one more thing to clean. he's very lucky he's soft. and dopey looking. :)