a very good day



Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’


Sunday April 22nd 2018


Yes, last week we had our traumas, both Human and Hairy, and not just on Wednesday, but we also had good times.

On Friday, Isis has a lovely walk and a long play in the park with the Pet Angels. When she comes home she is blissfully exhausted. After giving her a cursory wipe, I manage to spread a couple of her towels on the day bed before she flakes out.

She is still asleep when I bounce gleefully home after my lunch time visit to the lovely physiotherapist at the Royal Orthopaedic  Hospital.






He tells me that he is impressed with the movement in my shoulder. I ask him – tentatively because I’m sure that the answer will be ‘no’ –  if there’s any chance I’ll be able to drive before the the operation on the other shoulder is done. “Oh yes,” he replies. He tells me that I’ll be able to drive again as soon as the treated shoulder has regained its full strength. It’s unlikely this will have happened by my next fortnightly visit, but it’ll only be a few weeks longer, he thinks.

I can hardly believe it. It’s more than nine months since I’ve driven. Fantasies of  Kings Heath and Highbury Park assail me: seeing my park mates every morning; watching Isis dancing in her pine avenue; meeting dog walkers and dogs I’ve not seen since the beginning of July.

How wonderful.


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.co.uk

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6 Responses to a very good day

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hope all goes well with your shoulder xxx


  2. Liz H says:

    At last! A glimmer of hope that your previously ‘normal’ life is just around the corner! Those difficult months will soon be a distant memory as you and Isis wander around the glorious Highbury. Isis will be ecstatic rediscovering her favourite places! Perhaps the kingfisher will put in an appearance to welcome you back!


    • He’d better. Yes, she will be ecstatic, dear little thing. She’ll want to stay all day. I’d better take sandwiches. I’ll send you a picture of her enjoying her pine trees. Physio again tomorrow. Will he say driving possible in three weeks?! I wish.


  3. Amber Lipari says:

    Hallelujah! Light at the end of the tunnel 🙂 Things are looking up and you deserve good news.


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