I have had pets my entire life and never had a dog with mange. Karma has either mange or something similar. (She has spots of hair missing, but it is not contagious and never spread to her brother.) I grew up thinking it was just something you called a dog that looked unkept. :) The treatment for this....a bar of toxic soap that needs to be lathered on her for a minimum of 5 minutes and then rinsed off so well, that she won't get sick if she licks herself. We are to do this every 8 days for 6 treatments.
Today was treatment #1. She loved the warm water and the massage, but still wished she was not getting a shower.
We picked up my son's books for school. There are a ton of them! 16 books and close to $300 later, I find out that each book now needs to be covered in clear contact paper, along with all of his notebooks. We will be getting the rest of the supplies next week, but I am sure that they will not all fit in a backpack on Day #1.
I remember covering school books with brown paper bags when I was young, but they were owned by the school, so it was to protect them for other kids to use later. These books are a 1 time use. He will write in each of these books and they will be of no use 9 months later. Going to have an interesting year!