Polymath wags her finger



“Your posts are too negative”, admonishes Polymath. “You write in detail about the problems Isis has, but you skate over her progress. I think she’s done amazingly well….yak….yak….ker-yakkity…..”

Yes. I have always been a glass-half-empty person. And I do write a lot about the day-to-day challenges Isis presents. It’s my way of unravelling problems, teasing them out, I tell myself.

But, regrettably, Polymath is right. And the balance is wrong. There is much to celebrate.

And we will begin now. With this image.


22-01-15 Isis just brushed and combed 002



I have just groomed Isis. For weeks after she came she flinched and growled if her head was even touched. Tonight I have not only brushed her all over but combed her too (except for her tail). For the first time she put up with me combing her whiskers. She’s now very soft, smooth and squidgy.

As soon as I’d finished and put away the comb, she pulled it from the box and took it to her bed to chew.

I think it’s her way of saying something very rude.



Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact kerry@aeza.org or  www.dogwatchuk.com



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