cgichard wrote: »
That's what spats are for.
Huia wrote: »
Hey Boogie, Spencer got mentioned in The Guardian on Saturday as a COVID sniffer dog in training. Well done Spencer.🐾💜
Cathscats wrote: »
Indeed. I am all for the drops on the back of the neck!
It’s my weekly Pilates zoom this morning, about ten of us attend and it’s excellent. My physio recently told me my joints are hyper mobile, so when my Pilates teacher says ‘reach as far as is comfortable’ she adds ‘not Boogie, you reach 50% as far as you can’.
Not my Spencer. He’s a working Guide Dog. There are several Spencers as M&S sponsor at least one pup a year.
I hope it's okay, but I can't resist posting a link to someone else's animal companion. He's my Christmas card for this year, and I'm smitten.....
As she informed me yesterday that she prefers to drink running water she has an early Christmas present of a water fountain.
Since getting new hearing aids I have discovered that when Aroha comes in from outside she gives a little greeting trill announcing her arrival.
For the past 24 hours when she's lying down, or sitting cleaning herself, her front leg is quivering / jerking. She's walking and jumping up and down normally and doesn't seem to be distressed.
Our plan is to try to get a clip of her leg doing this on our phones and take her to the vet tomorrow. As she doesn't seem to be in any pain or distress, it doesn't seem to be an emergency. If, when we take her to the vet, she's standing on the examination table, there won't be any of the odd movements to examine, which is why I think we need to film it.
Does that seem a reasonable plan? What could it be?
The leg / paw isn't tender - she's happy to let us feel it, but she's still got this odd quiver.
Try not to worry too much? I know that I've had eyelid shivers for hours on end, and it was simply a nerve that had gotten pissy with me.
Today Pixie ventured through the catflap into the back garden where she encountered one of the neighbouring cats (very laid back) and a blackbird. She’s now recovering from the expedition in the safety of her “nest” on my bed.
Elizabeth herself seems oblivious to it - she's walking, running, jumping, eating etc as normal.
I'm sorry to report that my parents' dog died yesterday. We had so much fun with her over the years.
@Huia I’ve not come across the gel, but I have gizmo to help.
However the tremor was persisting, so off we went today. Elizabeth excelled herself by twisting round 180 degrees in her cat carrier to pee through the mesh door onto our car upholstery.
The vet has declared herself baffled. She got three of her colleagues to take a look and they were equally baffled. There's a definite quiver, but Elizabeth is happy to have her leg and paw handled, so there's no discomfort or tenderness. She's jumping up and down, batting her favourite jingly ball around, and walking, running and zoomying around as per normal.
We've been told to get back in touch if it gets noticeably worse, or if it starts to bother Elizabeth.
Meanwhile Elizabeth is making it very clear that she will not quickly forgive us for the trip in the car. She is walking up to us for the express purpose of turning and stalking away again.
I can imagine how desperate I would feel if I couldn't afford to feed Lizzie the cat, so I'm happy to donate dog food. I thought other shipmates might appreciate this tip-off.
So having made cakes there was nowhere to cool them.
Used the settee to put the cooking rack on, then promptly burst into tears.
This is the first time since oh, 1982/3 ? that putting Cakes on a Settee has been a sensible idea
Wondering how long we will hold out before getting another dog or cat?
Dog would have eaten the cakes, cat would have Sat on them😅
Our ( dear departed) dog once ate a whole batch of cooling chocolate muffins......
Having a lunch break while I screw my courage to the sticking point. 😟