Amelia has a really bad case of fleas and we are trying our best to rid her and the back yard of them today. At about 3:30 this morning she was absolutely moaning in agony and I could take it no longer; so I went out and gave her a "yard bath". Put the shampoo straight onto her dry and let it set then wet it with the hose and lathered it up good and then waited to rinse it off. The shampoo I used also contained lanolin to ease the itching. Once I got her all rinsed off I kept her on the leash awhile and didn't let her roll in the dirt until she was partly dry. Then I came in and went back to bed. Once we were up and about I put a flea collar we had bought last night onto her. Then Scott mowed the back yard and spread Spectracide; something we did not want to do as that kills ALL bugs - even the beneficial ones and will affect the birds that enjoy our yard as we try very hard to avoid the use of chemicals but Amelia is miserable and now with Bernadette also visiting the backyard we had to do something drastic.
|Amelia acting goofy as she is feeling a bit better this afternoon.|
|She even looked like she was grinning.|
|Bernadette being SUPER cute.|
|One of the volunteer sunflowers that I transplanted to the vegetable garden from under the bird feeder.|
I love the happiness that exudes from this sunflowers petals.
Almost forgot... this was the pie that I baked for Scott; yesterday was his 52nd birthday. I only had 2 cans of peaches in the house so I had to add a can of fruit cocktail - it's usually mostly peaches anyway and the pie turned out delicious. I love the antique pans with the "extra" bit around for these juicy pies as they always seem to be a bit messy. The pie went over BIG TIME! Scott doesn't care for cake at all so was thrilled with the pie.