Friday, January 12, 2007

Sympathy please

We have a very sore paw.

Luckily I have a full first aid kit and a strong stomach. And a great vet. I was thinking of leaving the NHS and joining pet doctors instead. And insurance. Phew.

It was all a little stressful as Ruby has that classic boxer genetic weakness - Aortic Stenosis ... a type of heart murmur which makes any general anaesthetic procedure a lot more risky. However, I decided that if she was still capable of bounding up mountains then she'd probably be ok ... and she pulled through just fine. The vets said she was the nicest, best behaved boxed they'd ever had in ... apparently she was sitting on the receptionist's lap, which is something she does whilst I work at my desk. At 28kg though it's not something I encourage for long periods!

So, we are 3 days into 10 days of being confined to the house except for very brief on-lead excursions into the garden to do the required business. She has perfected the art of hopping, and insists on showing her bandaged paw to anybody who passes her.

So, it's been a while. I'm not certain why ... busy with work, christmas, assorted annoying health problems ... and then of course there is the point at which something has been on my 'to do' list for so long that it becomes almost impossible to actually do it. What is that about? Thanks to all who have noticed my absence - it's nice to be missed!

I think actually it's also about pictures. I've not been taking them ... hence I have nothing to say. Or at least no external conversations to be had. More pictures is the plan!

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Anonymous Natalie said...

Omigod, you're back! I was beginning to think search parties should be sent out and the Missing Persons bureau alerted.

Sympathy extended to the wounded Ruby and the heat-seeking kitty, but most of all to you, my dear, for whatever pains have been keeping you away from us. Don't be so British, let that upper lip wobble if it wants to, and even if it doesn't, just talk. Doesn't always have to be in pictures either.

Welcome back. XXX

14 January, 2007 18:52  
Blogger MB said...

Alternatively, if you must keep a stiff upper lip, you can always let the lower one wobble. ;-) Very glad you are feeling better. Welcome back.

17 January, 2007 16:43  
Blogger PurpleSparkleBright said...

I would echo natalie. And mb. YOu have been much missed. And Aw, poor Rooobz! Big hugs coming your way, and Ruby's way x F

22 January, 2007 21:26  

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