I got out for a walk with my pups this morning east of San Diego. Temps had finally dropped a bit and we had a couple of nice hours. Then Maggie ran out of gas quite suddenly and, a few minutes later, lay down with mild convulsions. That scared me a bit so I walked / carried her back to the car as fast as we could get there. Headed straight to the vet and found that her blood sugar was 53; should be between 75 and 125. Went home and got some glycocharge and some food into her, this afternoon she seems to be fine. The vet is going to do comprehensive blood work but I suspect I just need to carry some glycocharge with me on walks over an hour or so. Anyone else have similar experiences?
On a related topic, I've been using electronic maps from Hunting Maps USA for a couple of years and they have really paid off. This morning I was on national forest land that a couple years ago I thought was private. It was a lovely valley, ringed with oaks and chaparral; we pushed a covey of quail and saw a small flock of turkeys. Those who prospect best find the most birds, and these maps really help the prospecting.
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