Oh Dog! It’s Sunday, and that means it’s once again time for Dear DeDe! That’s ME!
Today I have some news, some advice, and then a rant! I know, rants are June Buggie’s department, but trust me, this one can’t wait!
First, the NEWS: For those of you that know, I’ve had some health problems. I’ve been tested twice for Cushing’s but the results were negative. So my vet talked to a specialist and suggested a medication to slow the excessive water consumption.
Well, I started the meds on Friday and the good news is there’s already positive results! Jen is SO happy because that means I don’t have to pee all the time! She has been so worried about me! And, to be honest, things haven’t been easy for her either. Keep those prayers coming folks!
Next, the ADVICE: Jen asked the vet about cases of heartworms in animals that are on prevention and the vet confirmed this is true. Dr. Taylor said they aren’t sure of the reasons why, but one thing we should do is to make sure we take preventative on the same day each month.
Well, we confess, we’ve not been as diligent as we should be, because Jen sometimes forgets. The vet told her about this great app offered free by Novartis called RemindMyPet. They’ll send you a text, email or both to remind you to administer meds! Check it out!
And finally, a RANT! We are all steaming mad to learn that Larry Ottoviani lost his job with the 7-Up Bottling Company in Sacramento CA because, according to the company, he was feeding cats on company property and on company time (as printed in the Sacramento Press).
Not so! Mr. Ottoviani DID feed cats. He also TNR’d them, socialized kittens so they could be rehomed, and enlisted the help of volunteers to manage the colony. But he did it on his own time.
For this, he was fired, and now he, his sick wife and his physically disabled child are homeless.
I am asking for you to help Larry and his family by spreading the word about this injustice. And please, BOYCOTT 7-UP.
Thanks everybody. Have a good week.