Gave Caena a bath. Pretty sure I rinsed a few fleas down the drain. Now we need to treat the cats and wash the bedding where she sleeps, just in case. I knew that puppy had fleas from the way he was itching, just the one night he was here. Not happy. We've never had a problem with fleas until now. And I'd like to stop them BEFORE
they become a problem.
Speaking of that puppy- whose name was apparently 'Ollie'- I'm fairly certain, ok 99.9%, that the neighbors never went to the shelter to get him. Even after coming over here and raising hell 36-48 hours AFTER
the fact. (the one guy came over a full 24 hours AFTER
the dog was left out there and had already been taken to the shelter that morning) Seems they'd 'just gotten him', and from what they said, he was gotten from a backyard breeder. There was simply no way that puppy was nearly 3 months old. He was barely 2 months if that and I could see his ribs, for fuck's sake. Purebred Boxer puppies shouldn't weigh less than 10lbs (he was 5-6lbs at best) at nearly 3 months.
The neighbor tried telling me he hadn't been outside for the entire day, despite the fact that I was home the entire day and heard him crying up there
. Then he claimed his girlfriend had come to check on him and feed him. Dude, I know what your girlfriend's vehicle looks like, my desk is right near the front door and a window that faces your house. I work from home, remember, I said that? Your girlfriend never checked on that dog. Not once.
When I asked him why in the world he would put the puppy in the farthest point from his side of the duplex, behind the empty side AND
tied up with a rope around its neck, he had no answer. When I asked him why there was no food or water, he replied that his girlfriend had fed the dog at 7pm. Bullshit. There was one bowl and it was completely empty and bone dry. The dog was on my side of the fence well before that time
He claimed he didn't know the dog could fit through the fence. He claimed all he had was papers that list the dog's parents. No shot records, nothing. Now, I may be wrong, but I'm pretty damn sure when a breeder sells a puppy, they're supposed to have at least their first shots. He asked if I knew a cheap vet. I said no, I know a good
vet and that pet ownership was not cheap.
He didn't like the fact that he'd get a ticket for no city dog license. Tried to claim he wasn't from here. Yet, he's lived 2 doors down for over a year.
Yeah, I don't think he bothered to go get the dog, let alone call the shelter to say, hey, he's mine.
1.5 weeks until we go on vacation. This will be a bittersweet trip in that we won't be seeing Grandpa for the first time. The Binder Park Zoo Boo will be going on at that time. Yes, it's mostly for kids, but Mark and I intend on going, since we missed going to the Zoo the last time we went up. Not sure if the nieces and nephew will go or not. Probably not, as they'll consider themselves too old for the Zoo anymore.
Need to edit my photos for the Daring Cooks Challenge and do the Daring Bakers Challenge friday so I can get that post setup for while we're gone.
Still playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Some of the 'Full Synch' requirements are absolute bullshit. There is no way to kill 6 targets in 5 minutes when the first target never shows up until 3 minutes in and the others are scattered across the map, meaning it takes at least 15-20 seconds to get across the map to them IF you don't make a mistake, only to have the next 2 take upwards of a full minute to show up as well. And there's no way to do a Lair in 8 minutes when you have to blend your way across a room, then do a shitload of free running, chasing and climbing only to reach a dead end with absolutely no clear way through, over or around. So I gave up on getting full synchs on everything. It's simply not worth it.
But trying to toss a guard's body from the roof into a well sure is fun.