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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Update on Coco Dog

Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday, but I haven't known my arse from my elbow since I got up yesterday morning!!!  What with vets, the burguled burgalled broken into house, music concerts and birthday parties.
So, I took him to the vets yesterday and they are very pleased with how he is recovering.  However, they had to operate on his right eye, otherwise he was likely to lose it.  Diminishing the Christmas fund a little bit more :-(  He is recovered from the anasthetic now and has to have 5 different eye drops at various times throughout the day!!  We now have a very complicated timetable to follow and alarms going off at all hours of day and night!!!  This is in addition to the other tablets he is taking as well.
I asked about his overall prognosis and they said he will probably make a nearly full recovery - be able to play with the other dogs and live a normal life.  But, it will take a long time.  They have also recommended castrating him once he is recovered, as this is probably why he was getting out to start with.

So all in all, pretty good really.  Think I'll be asking Santa for a steam mop and something for my eyebags this year ;-)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

So here we are..

just a month until Christmas and about a month since I last blogged.  Foiled again by things out of my control.  

Girlie #2 has been off school sick with a bad headache, that they eventually decided was sinusitis.  One course of anti-biotics later and she's as good as new.  Well, she would be if she didn't still have crutches, from the unhealing foot injury she suffered in Sept/Oct.

The house I have the keys for and whom the alarm people ring when the alarm goes off, got broken into at about 2.00 am a couple of weeks ago.  These people were desperate to get in.  They couldn't force the front gate, so they entered around the back  

Fortunately, they didn't get away with too much, but caused a lot of damage to the property. B@stards.  This then involved visits by detectives, fingerprinters, insurance bods and culminated in a trip to the police station, all accompanied by an 11 year old with sinusitis.  Can you see my eyes rolling like catherine wheels?

Next up, one of the girls' dogs - who live at their dad's house was knocked over by a car - trip to vets and a three night stay.  Is now circling around my kitchen, peeing and poohing and occasionally staring out the odd wall or cupboard door. 


We're off for a check up tomorrow and hope that his prognosis is good and his recovery will start to speed up a bit, otherwise I might join him in the circling and wall staring, with maybe a bit of rocking thrown in for good measure.

About this time, I managed to pull a muscle/tendon in my left shoulder, it took three days for the pain to go away.  The very next evening, I managed to do, the exact same thing to the thumb on my right hand - still hurts.

Add to the mix, assorted paediatrian, dentist, x-ray and school appointments, and I can quite safely say that if I never have to see another waiting room again, it will be too soon.

Over the past week, we have also had over 100 litres of water per square meter fall, thunder and lightning, overflowing swimming pool, loss of power, flooded fields and all the "outside" animals (turkeys, chickens, duck, ponies) are living in the big shed together.

My christmas preparations so far consist of taking delivery of one tin of Quality Street, which is safely stashed away.

currently switching between the smell of pee and bleach

Friday, 4 November 2011


it is the most horrible mizzely day, can't even see the bottom of the garden

i have a runny nose - bit of a cold or man flu? - it's  even making unloading the dishwasher a tricky job

two mouth ulcers on my tounge - which of course i HAVE to keep rubbing against my teeth to make them hurt more

a ZIT inside my nose, which due to runniness of said nose will probably fester and leave me with some enormous pustulant volcano

puppy footprints all over kitchen floor - plus the odd puddle here and there

there is not a room in the house that dosen't look like  it's been raided by burgulars

washing basket is overflowing 

cupboards, fridge etc are bare resulting in an enforced trip to supermarket

normal service and punctuation will resume later

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Here we go again..

So, at about 07:30 this morning as i returned after dropping Girlie #1 to the school bus, I was met with an awful crying sound.  Next doors dog was scurrying around as normal, and I knew that mine were all in their new compound.  Which reminds me I must take some pics and show you the Hotêl Chien.

Puzzled I rushed around to where the tiny fluffy footed chickens are camped out on the patio to see if one of the cats had managed to get in and was busy slaying them.  Nothing.

Returning to the front of the house I came across this, out in the street

It's tiny, a boy and I'm calling him Maximilian Bartholomew, really not sure either how old or what type he is, but, it looks like he's here to stay.  He doesn't seem to see very well, so I'm guessing at less than six weeks, eyes are open, but he's got no teeth yet.  He's currently curled up in a plastic crate with some old towels and has taken a bit of bread and milk.  I think he's just a bit too tiny to put up with the big dogs yet, so he might just have to be a house dog for a while.

I find it quite incomprehensible that some one has just dumped him out on his own like that - bastards.

And just to finish a few more gratuitous puppy shots :)