Benji has almost recovered and his fur is starting to grow over the closed / healed wounds. All this is good. What is not so good is that a new person has moved into the area and he and his wife / partner have two big white dogs – Pitbulls – and they were out with them this morning and he was struggling to keep his under control and with the size and power of that thing I was concerned. The reason Benji got attacked is that the German Shepherd broke out of the harness. These things are a lot more powerful than a German Shepherd. Yes I am quite sure that the harness in this instance would not be a flimsy thing, but can I really take that chance. That dog was really trying to get away and my concern is that he might be powerful enough to do just that. If that happened neither Benji and I would have any chance at all – and there were two of them.
That being so, I have decided tomorrow to go for our morning walk to the Wetlands. There are numerous paths we could take so we can be out of the way. I might even start to introduce Benji to gravel. I don’t know, Benji is not in any way an aggressive dog – perhaps these other dogs are just jealous of his good looks :o)
Annabell has not been so good these last few days and she has another infection. I had her up at the hospital and then at the doctor the following morning. I will just have to keep an eye on her over the next few days. Still some time before we head back to Adelaide. Her doctor is going to contact Flinders and find out some more information. I have to head off to Adelaide in two weeks for the quarterly conference – leave Friday – back late Saturday afternoon. Gives me the opportunity to get some shopping done on Friday afternoon. Annabell wants me to get some things for her at Salisbury and at Spotlight.
A telephone call from Adelaide today and I believe I might be going to Adelaide a lot sooner than expected. The Senior Elder that I spoke about some weeks ago and said that she had stopped her medication but that she was still with us, may not be very soon. She has been moved to Palliative Care and has a few days at the most. Mind you I had a friend who had brain cancer and was given nine months, died 16 months later. Cathy saw her son married and her grand-daughter present her with a great-granddaughter and that’s all she wanted so she stopped her medication, When she stopped her medication and it was expected she would last no more than a few weeks ( over four months) I was asked to go to the funeral in Adelaide and represent the church.. The week after I head back down for Conference and probably two weeks after that – the Clinic with Annabell. A very busy month.
Bit of an upset last night. I snuck out the back door and went for a walk. Benji was not impressed that I had gone out without him. Annabell says he barked at the door for ages, then lay down at the door whimpering. Poor thing – the ghost of his past must have paid him a visit. Anyway I wont do that again. So why did I do it in the first place? Well, he has recovered from the attack so that’s good. However, we are not sure what he has done but he seems to have done something to his back lag and he is limping badly. I have to lift him in and out of the car, or on and off my lap in the house. We don’t know what he has done and his back leg has been stretched, prodded, pulled and poked and he never batted an eye, but he was limping badly and and seemed to be in some discomfort. So we have been keeping an eye on him and I have been taking him out in the walker. That, let me tell you, is hard going. It is low and plays havoc with my arms. I already had him out, so I went out on my own. Yes, I know, I am just a cruel and thoughtless person.