Saturday, August 30, 2014

In Between Answering Phones

My volunteer job at The Bahamas Humane Society (BHS) continues, as does the widespread epidemic of canine distemper. Even with all the publicity encouraging dog owners to have their pets vaccinated against the disease, distemper lingers on with a deadly vengeance. A few weeks ago, I heard that well over 1,200 dogs died as a result of the disease. I'm certain that the death rate is much higher at this time.

The Humane Society is doing its best. Vaccinations for distemper have been discounted at BHS; weekly free clinics are held in various locations; and phone calls are made to either remind or inform owners to have their dogs vaccinated, even if the dogs live indoors with limited outside time.

I considered volunteering for the free clinics offered this weekend, but quickly nixed the idea. I have two dogs; one senior dog has a delicate medical condition, and since canine distemper is a virus that can be passed on even through clothing, I thought it prudent not to associate myself with other dogs.

Coincidentally, and for the most part, I wrote this post in between answering phones and doing paper work at BHS. I also added to the outline of a book that I'm writing about my dogs. Upon completion of the book, along with my compilation of short stories and half finished novels, it too may get stored in a file and tucked away for posterity.

Then again, maybe not.


  1. Sorry to read that distemper still goes on and killing more dogs. Sad. Guess it's like human diseases and doesn't discriminate. Good thing is that you are writing. Look forward to reading something soon.

  2. Thank you Kathy to leaving a comment.

  3. Sounds like you're juggling a lot! Glad writing is in the mix :-)