Helen and I went to see our friend Barbara at rehab. Her progress is amazing. She is in very good spirits and is not giving them a lot of trouble. She has Rita to do that! We also met Rita, the woman who helps them clean house each week and found her to be a very nice person. Barb was having some hallucinations due to her medicine, and although that is behind her, I fear that she is now having delusions of taking the entire male rehab staff home with her. Being surrounded by such vigorous young men has gone to her head. Good luck Barb!!!
Sam, of Sam and Donna's, made a comment about his black lab being neutered, but three gals in Florida would welcome him anyway. That may be true, as he was referring to our three females, Jodie, Coco, and Sandy. Riggs is always welcome, but Sandy sure would like to have him as he was a couple of weeks ago. Sandy is in "heat", and I have never seen a dog in heat before. We always had spayed females that were neutered long before we got them. Sandy is a riot. There are no male dogs in the area that we're aware of, so Sandy is flirting with Jodie. Jodie doesn't like it and growls at her to keep her away. Sandy just perks up her ears, prances around Jodie and turns her backside to Jodie. Jodie growls and moves away. Sandy has two more weeks of taking it easy from the heart worm treatment, then she will be going in to be spayed.
My dad used to say that the best dog was a spayed female because they were generally good natured and tended to stay close to the house. Of course that was in the day when life was more rural and the dogs were allowed to wander without fences or leashes. Our three are confined to the twp plus acres of the yard that is theirs, so we have no problem. In the course of our years with Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, we have had quite a number of labs, male and female, pass through our house. I have yet to see an aggressive Lab.
We got a notice last night that there is another female lab that needs to be fostered. She's a beautiful black female and she's pregnant. The story that goes with her is that her owners up and moved and just left her and a male behind in a pen. Both dogs appear to be pure bread Labs, so the puppies should be spectacular. We would like to help, but we're still burned out after the last litter. Besides, we don't have a black lab in our pack and the possibility that Helen couldn't part with the mother at the end is too great. We both love our three dogs greatly, but I can't help but think that it's going to be a bit more difficult to travel with all three. If we got a fourth, I might as well sell the motorhome.
Tomorrow I'm expecting the temperature to rise above 70 degrees. I will be elated, but I will also have to get my act together and get to some of the projects around here that need doing.