fyi of teh day..... RABIES SHOTS----- WELL ... THE CURRENT LAWS PERTAining to rabies shots for dogs have... slid sideways in a confusing manner...
i asked george--- and got this
The law has changed in the past year or so. Yes the pups are overdue but the implications have changed.
old law dog is bit by known rabid animal is t be euthanized or quarantined for 6 months w no human contact. New law is vaccinate immediately and home quarantine
Old law second vaccine must be given to dog 1 year later not one day more for vaccine to be three year. New law the time of 2nd vaccine is not critical and will be good for three years no matter when given
- forget the bit about being bitten by rabid animal-- that is a disaster of it's own
re....just the shots
old law if your dog had it's first shot jan 1, 2000 it's good for one year- but if you have a second shot between october 1 and dec 31 then that second shot is good for 3 years.
apparently now they are not so fussy about the oct,nov,dec time and it will cover 3 years no matter when given.
HOWEVER !!!!!! WHAT PEOPLE ARE NOT HEARING IS.. THE FIRST SHOT IS GOOD FOR ONLY ONE YEAR SO IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT SECOND SHOT TIL JAN 15TH OF 2001 THERE IS A 2 WEEK PERIOD WHERE IF YOUR DOG BITES-- OR EVEN SCRATCHES SOMEONE YOU WILL HAVE THE WRATH OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH DOWN YOUR THROAT FOR A DOG "NOT CURRENTLY VACCINATED FOR RABIES.."
IT IS ALL IN THE PAPERWORK- BUT I HAVE SEEN A FAMILY GET IN ALL SORTS OF HORRENDOUS TROUBLE ABOUT A DOG NOT CURRENT IN THE RABIES DEPARTMENT QUARENTINED WITH NO HUMAN CONTACT IN A DOUBLE CHAIN LINK FENCED "CAGE" FOR 6 MONTHS. AND THAT HAPPENED BECAUSE THEY HAPPENED TO SAY THEY DID NOT KNOW WHO BIT THE DOG.. SO TEH VET INVOLVED SAID IT WAS POSSIBLY A RABID...ETC......
IT IS A SIMPLE FIX--- SO PAY ATTENTION.
I UPDATED OUR MASTER LIST OF ?400+ DOGS YESTERDAY, AND CERTAINLY WHEN WE DONATEA DOG TO SOMEONE THEY ARE TO TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY THEMSELVES-- TEH DOGS WE HAVE PARKED FOR POSSIBLE BREEDING... I WAS AFRAID TEHRE MIGHT BE SOME CONFUSION AND AN AWFUL LOT OF OUR PUPS HAD A ONE YEAR ANIBVERSERY OF THE FIRST SHOT IN SEPTEMBER..
WITH MURPHY'S LAWYER CHASING US DOWN THE PIKE.... THERE WAS A SCRAMBLE TO GET OURS UPDATED... SO I DID EMAIL A BUNCH OF PEOPLE ASKING TEHM TO CHECK-- AND OF THE 25 EMAILS I SENT OUT, THERE WERE 2 THAT SAID THEY WOULD RUN RIGHT AWAY AND GET THE SHOT.
RABIES IS INCURABLE ONCE IT SETS IN.. PEOPLE HANDLING ALOT OF ANIMALS OFTEN HAVE TEH VACINE THEMSELVES...
ONCE IN THE LAST 40 YEARS I HAD TO GO THRU RABIES TREATMENT BECAUSE OF A BITE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN-- (BY MEASURING THE TEATHMARKS....PROBABLY A BAT AT NIGHT)
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EXCITEMENT OF THE DAY-- I AM TOLD WE COULD HAVE 4 INCHES OF RAIN, WELLLLLLLLL
I NEVER GREW UP FROM SPLASHING IN PUDDLES AND MAKING RIVERS FLOW-- AND THERE IS A NEW VOLUNTEER HERE WHO APPARENTLY HAS TEH SAME ODDITY.. HE HAS WATCHED TEH FLOW OF WATER FROM THE HOUSE AREA.. DOWN THE DRIVE ANDINTO THE POND CREATING A HUGE DITCH WHICH WE BOUNCE IN AND OUT OF WITH THE TRACTOR IN A BLADDER BUSTING MANNOR.. SO HE SPENT YESTERDAY TRYING TO SUGGEST A MORE CONTROLED APPORACH TO THE DELUGE WITH GREAT PLANNING ( AND MANY STONES)
PERSONALLY , I TACKLED TEH RAIN OFF TEH ARENA-- WHICH HAS BEEN A MESSY MUDDY TRENCH.
WITH THE TRACTOR'S BACK HOE, I HAVE CREATED A SYSTEM OF TRENCH TO 4'DEEP PIT... TO TRENCH TO PIT TO TRENCH TO PIT TO HOPEFLLY GET MOST OF TEH WATER DRAINING UNDERGROUND IN A DRY WELL KIND OF THING.
I FULLY EXPECT HE AND I WILL SPEND HOURS SITTING IN MY WARM/DRY CAR WATCHIGN THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF OUR APPROACH TO WATER RUNNING DOWN HILL.
SOME SCOTSMAN SAID SOMETHIGN ABOUT "NA MAN CAN TETHER TIME NOR TIDE" BUT WE CAN TRY.
SPEAKING OF PUPS AND BREEDING--- WE HAD AN AWFUL LOT OF BLACK STUDS.... MAKING PERFECTLY GOOD DOGS... BUT TOO MANY BLACK PUPS WE COUD NOT TEL APART VERY EASILY...
TO TRY AND IMPROVE ON THAT -- I HAVE-- STAshed away with megans various friends some really beautiful dogs who hopefully can give us some color.....
sir richard was here yesterday---a merle-- from the chezh republic nice square happy young teenage male
the merle ( grey/black mixture) when bred to a black female should produce 50% black, 25%harlequin and 25% merle -----now if we bred richard to a harlequin-- we shoudl get 25% merle 25% harl 25%black 12% white Harl and 12% white( possibley deaf like ariot... not a huge problem.. just deaf)
watson a harl... from denmark-- when bred to a black should give us 50% black 33% harl and 16%merle
breeding watson to a harl female shold give 25%black 33% harl 16% merle 16% whiteh abd 7% white the possible deaf white.
the only time you get 100% " BROKEN colored" pups is a black to a white harl( like audrey from ohio) sholud hav been 50% merle and 50% harl -- we got the colors right 90%merle AND 10% HARL...
TIGGER IS A HOME GROWN HARL VERY YOUNG YET... I THINK HE LIVES WITH MEGANS FRIENDS UP THERE BY TEH INDIAN RESTAURANT.
WE DO HAve on our list of people who want dogs a couple who are capable of having a deaf white-- so don't all get in a twit is we take a chance on another white ARIOT
COURSE TEH PERCENTAGE NUMBERS ARE APROXIMATE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE 8 WHITE DEAF-- WHICH WOULD BE A CHALLANGE- THAT IS ABOTU LIKE WINNING THE MEGABUCKS
SO SOMETIMES WE TAKE A CHANCE..
OUR STATISTICS OVER THE 400 DOGS ARE VERY CLOSE TO THOSE PERCENTAGES.
HOW'S THAT FOR A DULL AND BORING DAILY DOGGIE