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Life is getting crazy…

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Well, as I type this it is very early Wednesday morning.  Tomorrow is the big day around here.  I am tired, Daisy is bored (from not quite enough activity), and Bella is stressed.  I’ll get internet next week and let you know how the move goes.


Daisy was bit at the dog park. Not sure what triggered it, if anything. She was pooping and got up and took about 4 steps and a dog charged and started growling. As she turned from him a bit he bit her hip.  I was so upset at the time. If I wasn’t in the middle of the move I might pursue the owner. Or the person who brought the dog to the park (not the owner). But right now, I’m stressed enough and I just need to let something go and this is the easiest.  Daisy didn’t need stitches, but she needed the fur cleaned out from under her skin. She is on antibiotics and hasn’t licked the area once.


We also had a wildlife encounter today. There has been a solitary otter in the retention pond where I live on and off since I moved here. Our drainage pond is connected to others in the area so I guess the otter just follows the food. I have felt bad for this creature since most times I see otters playing in family groups but this one leads a solitary life.  Today, I saw this otter….with her three babies.  The girls saw them too. The babies were very curious and popped out of the water to get a closer look. At first Bella was ignoring them and Daisy was very relaxed. I think she thought they were some strange dogs. Her ears were down, body relaxed, tail wagging.  Then mom squeaked at the babies and it was game on!  At this point Bella woke up from her day dream and came to back up her sister.


It really was lots of fun! The otters weren’t in any danger since they had a quick escape in the water (and the dogs were on leash) and the girls got a little “hunting” time in.  The otters were close behind the apartment so I let the girls stand out on the balcony and watch the kids (and some adults) being naughty feeding the otters. No wonder the mom keeps coming back. My camera is…well, somewhere in this place. So this is an Iphone picture. Not exactly quality stuff.


Otter mom with three babies


4 responses »

  1. Im sorry about the dog park incident. That happened to Haylie – she was walking along and walked by this dog that was guarding a tennis ball that she didnt see and the dog attacked her and pinned her down… Haylie wasnt doing anything but just walking by – she didnt even look at that dog and it attacked her. I have a love hate relationship with the dog park to be honest. We hardly ever go there anymore.

    OMG those otters are ADORABLE!

    I hope she feels better and the girls start to settle in

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Daisy. 😦 I bet that was terrifying for all of you. So glad to hear she’s okay and recovering.

    Our lives are crazy at the moment too, so I totallly understand the need to let something go. Good luck!

    Great shot of the baby otters…even if it’s just a phone pic!

  3. Poor Daisy! I feel bad for her. Hopefully you won’t run into that dog at the dog park again!

    Those otters are really cute!

  4. Sorry to hear about Daisy. Most of the time when I intervene in a dust up here (which isn’t very often), I can’t figure out the “why?” Did someone look at someone funny? Did someone want something another had? What I know is once it starts it can escalate fast with this many dogs. Glad Daisy’s skin wasn’t broken.
    So, the “single” otter made herself a family. So cute and way too comfortable with humans….but who could resist?


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