Papadog died last night so we buried him in the garden this morning.
I don't think it was distemper: He was out in the middle of the night chasing girlfriends a couple days ago and didn't come back... after it got light we went all over looking for him and found he had fallen into a ditch (open air sewer) nearby and was probably there for two or three hours. He was probably 14 years old, half blind from cataracts and arthritic, but hey, he still liked the girldogs.
The other dogs remain well, but the other dogs are still being watched for distemper... if they remain well for ten more days they are out in the clear.
In the meantime, it is raining. This is good because it is rainy season and good for the rice crop.