Category Archives: sleeping

a scritchy relapse

        A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday October 10th 2021   Oh dear. Oh dear. After her apparent improvement, poor Hairy One’s frantic scritching resurges. The skin on the outside of her ears is red … Continue reading

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preparing for a guest

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday September 26th 2021   Phew! Feels like we’re approaching winding down after several frantic weeks. The ‘frantic’ element is, as always, my fault. It is unreasonable, I discover, to imagine … Continue reading

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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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Isis is overcome

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday August 8th 2021   A few weeks ago,  it was extremely hot – hotter than it’s ever been since Isis came to England. One day, we get to Highbury just … Continue reading

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it’s human – so what?

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday June 20th 2021   Today we meet M and his little dog Rosie in Highbury. Recently they camped in Cornwall, and M tells me how much Rosie enjoys being on … Continue reading

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I’m not going ANYWHERE

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 18th 2021   Oh dear. Not the best of weeks. Monday My car has an appointment with the garage. For a long time now the … 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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what on earth ……..?

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday July 19th 2020   The beginning of the day is unremarkable. We have the happy greeting, the usual kerfuffle in the porch. On our way to … Continue reading

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finding a voice (1)

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday June 21st 2020  

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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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