Category Archives: self-harming

a difficult week

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday September 19th 2021   Isis’s skin has been much better this week, and the scratching much reduced. Her skin still looks pinker than normal though, is hot to the touch, … Continue reading

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scritch, scritch, scritch, scritch ……scritch ad infinitum

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday September 5th 2021   Oh dear. What a week. Poor Isis. The clouds begin to gather last weekend. It’s a bank holiday weekend. Of course. It would be. Isis is … Continue reading

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an itchy dog

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday August 15th 2021   you have to smile Isis is almost invariably quiet and relaxed when she travels. As soon as she jumps into the car, she settles on the … Continue reading

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ARRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOWHOOOOOO!

  Posts are published each Sunday   Sunday July 6th 2021   I’m wrong. Isis is affected by being away from home. She has worried her right front leg, her usual target when something is upsetting her. It’s quite a … Continue reading

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an unlikely little angel

There will be no post on December 27th or January 3rd. Isis and Human are taking a break.   Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday December 20th 2020             … Continue reading

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from a dog’s point of view ……

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday December 4th 2020   I didn’t get to report this. I wanted to. But she wouldn’t let me. Now she’s spending lots of time taking the … Continue reading

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dear, dear, dear, dear, dear ……

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday November 8th 2020   Well (or not), I’ve not been a diligent, efficient pet owner at all. As I explained last week, after the Hibiscrub had … Continue reading

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horses, vets and labels

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday November 1st 2020   We’re striding happily along the pavement in the rain, Isis and I, when I spot a funeral cort├Ęge making its way towards … Continue reading

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back in the saddle again ……

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday October 4th? Really? Quite obviously, I’m losing it. I am preparing myself to write this week’s post and discover that I forgot to click on the … Continue reading

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Isis loses it: part two

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday February 2nd 2020   In the end I shut Isis, whose raucous outbursts are averaging one every eight to ten minutes, in the kitchen. The back … Continue reading

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