A couple weeks back, we had some sore arm muscles. That is because we each got 4 shots on the same day! Daisy got vaccinated against Yellow Fever, Tetanus (Tdap), Flu, and Rabies. I got vaccinated against Yellow Fever, Typhoid Fever, Flu, and Rabies. Daisy is also doing a pill-dose for Typhoid Fever. Does that sounds like enough to you?
It was actually all quite pleasant (relatively speaking). We didn’t have any adverse reactions, other than a red spot for Daisy for a couple days. The worst part was definitely the cost! The Rabies vaccination is $250, and there are three doses. However, rabies is one of the most necessary, since we’ll be going through areas with many stray dogs and the cure must be applied within 24 hrs. (Not very easy in a rural area.) Also, the Yellow Fever vaccine was necessary, because several countries require proof before entry. All told, we’ll break $1000 each for all of these vaccinations. This was surprising to me, since that is about half the cost of each bicycle!
We are also starting to decide which stuff will be stored and which stuff will be sold. It is a big job!
Last weekend was our last time with Hamlet. In the next 2 weeks, he will be matched with his partner and be trained job-specific tasks to finish his service dog training. We are proud of how he is an excellent helper!