My poor dog, Laydee was bitten by a spider, sometime before we went to bed last Friday night. She woke us up, at 3am, Saturday morning going crazy. She kept rubbing her nose, neck – panting, shaking, fever – It scared us. She wouldn\’t settle down. We took her to the Vet and they told us she was bitten by an insect; probably a spider. They gave her a shot and some pills for 3 days and she\’s better now. Her swelling has finally gone down and she looks like herself once again.
The above photo shows her swollen head – she looked as if she was part Rottweiler instead of a Black Lab. The photo actually doesn\’t do it justice.
When we came home, my husband was looking to where she could have gotten the bite and found that under her food bowls (water and food) it is elevated and space underneath, had spider webs and my husband killed 5 spiders.
I keep a good eye out for spiders – I admit I am not afraid of them and actually find them fascinating. I have jokingly told people that the house spiders and I have an understanding. I\’ll let them live and kill all the flies they want as long as they leave me and mine alone. I\’ve showered with them – doesn\’t bother me. I just watch them and talk to them. (I know I know, you all think I\’m cra cra) I don\’t understand people who are afraid of spiders. We\’re bigger than they are!
So the husband sprayed around the outside of the house tore down all the spider webs, and I took care of the inside. It wasn\’t like we had that many but she almost went into an anaphylactic shock! We can\’t have that! The husband didn\’t say what kind of spiders he killed under her food trough. Most likely a brown recluse or a Hobo. He would have definitely told me if it was a black widow.
She must be highly allergic to them.
HOT HOT HOT
This past weekend, and even today, we finally hit our 100 + heat. Sunday and Monday we reached 109. That is hard to get used to, the first time it gets hot. I got a reaction to the sun – the first time that has ever happened to me. Hives. I guess the family that itches together; stays together. First the husband with his poison oak rash, the dog, and now me! So I\’ve been staying indoors until the hives go away.
We went up to see Pop at the Veterans Cemetary. It really got to me, this time. My parents are up there as well and my dad has been gone since 2007 but it still choked me up. It was seeing all the flags and the red carnations on each grave.
Sure do miss that old man!