Hello everyone, it’s me, Makena!
My parents have been busy with work, work and more work. They have two more months to go here at Luton’s Teton Cabins. The cabins are still booked solid, into mid-October. They close for the season on October 10th. The weather has been perfect, mid 70’s during the day, and mid 40’s at night, with no humidity.
When we arrived here in Wyoming, I went to see my doctor for my annual visit. My mom mentioned that I have been having incontinence issues. The doctor asked a lot of questions, and put me on a medication, Diethylstilbesterol Compounded. Whew! That’s a long name for a drug. Basically, it’s a synthetic estrogen. For 5 days, I took one pill every day. They are pretty tasty, so my mom didn’t have to wrap them up in cheese. After the first 5 days, I now take one pill, once a week.
During the first week, I woke my mom up (my dad pretended to be asleep!) in the middle of the night several nights in a row to go outside and pee. She didn’t mind though, because it’s easier to take me out at 3 am, then to get up at 5 am and wash pee-soaked sheets every morning.
After the first week, I have been sleeping all night long, without any problems! My parents are calling my medicine the “fountain of youth” pills, because I have a lot more energy, play more, and take longer walks! I feel great! My mom wants to get a prescription for herself, so she can sleep through the night without having to pee. I guess I better count the number of pills left in the bottle, so she doesn’t start taking mine!
I really enjoyed having family visit a few weeks ago, even though there are no photos of me with Uncle Brian, Aunt LuAnn and my cousins. They came over several times to my house to watch the Milwaukee Bucks play during the basketball playoffs. Good thing I’m deaf now, since I didn’t hear their yelling at the television. Congrats to the Bucks for winning the championship!!
One day I noticed that my neighbor, Karen and Al, put up a doggie jail outside their fifth wheel. I was a little confused by this, so I checked it out, and looked around for a dog.
At first I didn’t like the jail, but now I would like my parents to get one of these for me, so I can sit outside all day in the sunshine.
I keep inspecting all the boxes that arrive for my parents, for my own outdoor pad. So far no luck.
One day, this cute little guy appeared over at Karen and Al’s house. Introducing Cody, a 10 week old Irish Setter.
At first, Cody was my size, and a little shy. So I had some “control” over him, as you can see by my left paw in the picture below. Just keeping him in his place!
But then Karen and Al started feeding Cody Miracle Grow or something, because he just keeps getting bigger and bigger. And he has a lot more confidence and energy. Plus he picked up that pesky habit about wanting to sniff my butt. As you can see, I just have no more control over him! My left paw is no longer effective. Back to social distancing for me!
I can’t wait to get on the road again. My parents are thinking about heading back to Wisconsin when they finish up the season here. And then possibly on to warm and sunny Yuma in December for the winter. Take care everyone! Stay safe!
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