Friday, September 26, 2008

My ear hurts

During our trip, it was very hot and very humid. Two things we do not experience in the Bay Area. Sabrina developed a yeast infection in her ears. First we just cleaned her ears twice a day, but that wasn't enough, so we had to go to the vet. Our older Golden has severe allergy problems so we are used to ear infections. Sabrina did the typical things - she was a bit more active than usual, she shook her head, she scratched and pawed at her ears.

College Tour with Sabrina

Part of our vacation on the East Coast was visiting colleges. Sabrina came along and seemed to enjoy the process. We drove through New England in my grandfather's ancient station wagon for hours. We stayed at hotels. We walked around college campuses. Usually Sabrina stayed in the waiting area with my mom during my interviews, but the interviewer at Drew really wanted Sabrina to join us. A collapsible wire crate worked really well for staying at hotels. Sabrina felt very comfortable in her "own bed". One hotel allowed pet dogs, but the other did not. Sabrina was welcome at both in her CCI vest. I had the opportunity to speak to lots of people about CCI and raising a service dog puppy. Sabrina got lots of attention.