Hanna was named by her breeder and I desided to keep that name because it means " favored by God " or Grace. To me Grace means the gift of time or timing . How we respond to various calls or callings in our lives . Many times they are those still small soundless voices we call intuition .
My brother suffered heart failure the day after Labor day . He was in a library snoring loudly disturbing some people . A librabrian went to ask her boss who was in a meeting.what to do about him. When She got back she said he was still snoring but she could not wake him.then he stopped breathing. A nurse was near by and the fire department happened to be in the building checking the sprinkler system . Still in all their efforts he never regained conciuosness and suffered neuro toxic shock.
I took Hanna with me . I spent a week of funeral directors . police stations, lawyers, and running on three hours sleep a night, sorting through a year and a half of unopened mail in a hoarded filled two story house and basement filled with boxes of paper books magazines all things paper and electronics from 1987 , along with leaking toilets, faucets that didn't run ,and mouse nests in the couch and else where. Turns out he has 330,000 dollars of debt and paying 8,000 a year in taxes on his house thats in poor enough condition it may be worth half its taxed value. A life insurance policey with my Father as benificiay who died in 1990 and has a loan against it shy of 400.00 of the policeys value. The debt consists of two morgages and a 83,000 dollar home equity loan that was not used on the house. and credit cards.
I'm already 5,000 dollars in debt. for his burial and a lawyers retainer fee at 275. Hr . and now have to go through the painful decision of probating as insolvent (depending on what the realator says the house will sell for( as she wades through the boxes). or walking away. My brother was an electrical engineer who made 95,000 a year. .
Hanna had a blast chewing on plastic to- go containers she'd find in a box .She was the light in the darkness., Clown for the down trodden.
So Yesterday I was at work out in the country at a place I can let her run wild. I let her go with a bell on her collar and went about my work. She'd pass by from time to time to show me her finds , mostly empty plastic flower pots she loves to toss about . It was aroud 5:00 pm when she pranced over tossing a small black plastic box in the air . I grabbed it only to find it was a chewed through empty "Protecta" bait station for mice. She then brought me another one . She had gotten them out of my clients garage. So In rush hour traffic I called my Vet .. They closed at six so they directed me to the emergency vet. clear on the other side of town. Fortunately I took her to a Vet Hospital 15 Minutes away , They had 45 minutes to spend on her . She hurled up about two cups They then had her drink charchol and then vitamin K. she went through her 24Hr watch without a glitch. I had to set an alarm to check her every two hours . Shes her old prancing self today , So I believe time was on her side .
If she had not brought me her yummy prize she would have suffered a horrable death. I can't explain the emotion I have of watching her so happily toss those bait stations in the air so unaware of what she had consumed. They are so in the moment . "Okay The hurling was intresting whats next? "
I can't explain it but we have been like Glue . She and I and the Vet saved her life . I will know by Tuesday If her blood is clotting okay. The effects of decon last a month so she will be on the Vitimin K for 30 days.
The Vet said the bait staion is supposed to be pet proof.
They state its pet resitant and have a disclaimer yet they make these bait stations to look like landscape rock
.Here is a link to Protecta. The ones she chewed through was the triangle on the right.
I ust noticed they state this ..
Tamper proof bait stations are ideal to use around children and pets
You all give your precious babies huge hugs today.