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Home, for a while!

I can still relate to this

I can still relate to this

The Porkers at Rundle Mall, Adelaide

The Porkers at Rundle Mall, Adelaide

I have been working in my room for most of today and it is cold outside, so much so that I carried the Man’s bed from the other room into my room, where there is a fire. He is curled up and asleep. He sleeps a lot these days. In fact he spends most of the time sleeping, but when he is awake he eats well enough and he still has his stick  in the morning. For the last couple of nights they have been in the room with me and Chi sleeping up with me. I just looked over and he is out cold on his warm bed on his three inch cushion of foam  Only another eight days and John will be back with us. He is still enjoying his holiday and I believe he is presently in Budapest. I hear the weather over there is quite good at the moment – it’s cold here.

It has been a week since I wrote the first paragraph and I have spent most of my time away from home. I spent Monday to Thursday out of town, came home Thursday evening and set off to Adelaide on Friday Morning. I was at conference on Saturday morning and although I can’t say much about it, I can say that in all honesty it was probably  the worst conference I have had the misfortune to attend. I felt a deep sense of shame over what had taken place.  So much so that I left before the end, got in the car and drove through the city and up to Port Wakefield  (about 115 klms) before I settled down. I called herself from Pt. Wakefield and spent some time talking to her before starting the drive north.  Today (Sunday 10th) I am home. Tomorrow I head back to Adelaide and pick up John from Adelaide Airport. Just seems like a few days since I took him down there and yet six weeks have just flown  past. However,  as a British Politician used to say, “A week in politics is a long time” and I think the same goes for Word Press – CDL has a sort of Kitchen Meltdown. and Rachel has a horrible time in Hospital and I feel so much of a “fraud”complaining about having to do all this traveling whilst people have had “real” problems.

Anyway, I am home again. I picked up  John at Adelaide airport last night and we stayed in South Terrace  and traveled  back this morning. I have the rest of this week off. I have made myself not available so I can settle down for a while. I took some photographs whilst I was in Adelaide. Some should please Jill because they are the two fountains in Victoria Square. A couple of others are the “Porkers” in Rundle Mall. It was a fairly pleasant two days – cold but dry and good for driving. Although John was not so sure – after the heat of Europe he was really feeling the cold. The Man has not improved any and still barks into empty space, which at 2am, is a bit of a trial. I have spoken to his Vet and he seems to think that the half tablet is sufficient for his age and weight. I did look this up and it

The Main fountain, Victoria Square, Adelaide SA

The Main fountain, Victoria Square, Adelaide SA

seems that a half tablet for dogs under 10 klo is the recommended dosage and that’s what he gets each evening – half tablet of Carprofen (10mgs)  Still, I am not altogether certain that this is helping him as much as

The other end of Victoria Square.

The other end of Victoria Square.

it should. He is not in any way hampered because he still eats and he still runs around the place like a mad thing at times, but the yelping gets on everyone’s nerves at times. Poor little thing  !! Most of the time the dogs are in with me – where the fire is.    Not too long now and I can start to complain about the heat :o)

 

 

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7 comments on “Home, for a while!

  1. Oh the poor little man! Maybe he’s telling Chienne what he’s warbling about? Or maybe it just makes him feel better to verbalize his pain every once in a while. I know that works for me!

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  2. I believe you said life will settle in September? We’re almost there…

    Good thoughts to The Man. Sometimes Maudie would have conversations with imaginary friends at strange times, especially when it was dark. It got worse when she went completely deaf and her vision started to fail. Sometimes she just needed assurances we were there, then she would quiet down.

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    • Ah yes, but perhaps I should have qualified that by saying the end of September – but still close. Two days in October and one Day in December and that’s it for the year. The Man has settled down a little and I have been able to sleep. He slept until 7am yesterday and he is still asleep now at 7:48. He’s not eating so well now and that concerns me a little. I’ve made chopped chicken and rice,

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      • Add some chicken livers, hearts, and/or gizzards to his food. The smellier the more palatable. Sometimes a stronger smell gets a hard to feed eating. If your worried about the organs, boil chicken livers then use the cooking water for your rice. It got a local parvo dog eating when she wouldn’t eat anything else.

        With Maude, at the end, all she would eat was beef and ice cream. Not the healthiest, but if that’s what she wanted, that’s what she got!

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  3. He turned his nose up at the chicken but I will try the chicken livers and I will be near to the shopping center this morning. so I will take a run over when I am free.

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