Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’
Wednesday April 11th 2018
Human is back on track. Today Isis and I go on our first road walk for a week.
Hairy One’s harness is attached to a ‘running lead’ around my waist. But we don’t run. Not yet. We walk sedately along nearby roads. The air is damp and the hedges, walls and pavements exude dozens of intriguing smells. Many of the smells are so intriguing that they must peed on, of course, so our progress is very slow.
Isis doesn’t mind slow this evening. She is being a very co-operative, amazingly well behaved dog, as she has been all week.
Because I’ve had one arm out of action for the last few weeks, we haven’t been able to play our silly ‘putting the collar on chase’ in the morning. Instead, the dear little creature stands perfectly still under the door handle on which her collar hangs overnight, and waits until it is clipped on, wagging her tail happily.
Over the past week there have been several days when she hasn’t been for a walk but she’s not tried to escape down the garden when I’ve taken her for a pee. In the house she has played with her snakes and danced on the rug before stretching herself out alongside me on the day bed.
I thought I’d have to ask a friend to take her to the kennels for a few days, but she’s been so good that it’s not been necessary.
What a little angel ! I didn’t think she had it in her.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dogwatchuk.co.uk
* Human’s shoulder feels as though it’s doing very well. She had to cancel the physio’s appointment last Friday so daren’t remove the sling yet, but has another appointment tomorrow, so fingers crossed.
The sickness bug retreated but the digestive system was badly inflamed owning to the bug on top of foolish human accidentally taking three instead of one of her meds. three weeks ago. Now she’s being extremely careful – which is a strain – quaffing quantities of Peptec and drinking Fortisip while gradually adding ‘normal’ food.
What a twit!