John and Izzy (added 11/15)...note the greyer patch where the hair is missing on the left side (her right side) of her muzzle...that's where the rat bit her.
It's quiet today in Snoozeville, but....
Izzy got into a fight with a rat down on 26th Street. Dear old Izzy is pretty lassaize-faire about most things, and most days she's perfectly happy to sit in the front yard and watch the world go by. Rats, however, need to be taken care of, and she did her best. The rat, unfortunately, was big and strong, and it bit off a chunk of Izzy's muzzle. Susan downstairs, who is taking care of her while John is in NYC for the day, took her to the vet for some antibiotic ointment. She has to keep Izzy's lip clean and rub the ointment on her wound. Today was the first time I've ever seen Izzy on a leash. Usually when John takes her for a walk, he lets her run for a bit and then carries her home, but Susan is not taking any more chances with letting her run. Izzy, BTW, is the only dog around who puts Squeak in his place. John once made the mistake of giving Squeak a treat out of Izzy's treat bag, and all heck broke loose. Squeak was mystified, but Izzy has never forgotten. Squeak gives her a wide berth.
While yrs truly was standing in the parking lot getting all the news from Susan, Mike from the other building came out, and we learned that Master Oliver, 4 months, is sleeping from 8 pm to 3 am these days! Much to the relief of Brittany and Mike, they're actually getting some sleep. When our kids started sleeping that many hours at a stretch, I'd wake them up at 11 pm and feed them. That way, they'd sleep until 5 or 6 a.m. Bliss!!
The burning question for today is has Mr. Hyde moved?? We think so.