Well everything is booked for next Monday and we set out for Adelaide, booking into the Lodge sometime Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning I take her to the Flinders Clinic and she will go for day surgery. I don’t collect her again until around 1:30. After I hand her over to the medical staff – who have my mobile phone number – I take off to Marion Shopping Centre. After the surgery and the Vet Bills for Benji I was going to put the New Laptop on hold, but we discussed this and decided that I really do need a new laptop. At the last Church Conference in Norwood, it was embarrassing the way my old laptop kept falling out and had to be reset, so I need a new one. I hope to get it on Tuesday at Marion..
This last week or so has been pretty hectic with Annabell being ill and setting up a bed for her, so I can keep an edye on her . Her recovering – well sort of – and then Benji and his operation and me sleeping on a blowup mattress on the floor beside him rather
than take him into the bedroom with me. The reason being is that I was afraid the he would try to jump on the bed to be beside me and cause injury to himself. Or if I put him on the bed beside me he might jump off during the night and also injure himself, so what I did do was the better option. Crazy I know, but Benji is my dog and I look after him. Anyway, it was only for a few days.
At the moment because of the attack, followed by the operation followed by the number of dogs we now have around here, we have been driving to the Wetlands and walking
around there. He is in the stroller, of course, and he has made lots of new friends. Sometimes it’s “Good morning Benji” then as an after thought, “Good Morning John” However, I have found that even two laps of the wenlands is only slightly more steps than the walk of the district that we used to do before his “injury”. But it’s a good walk and we both enjoy it and the people we meet are really nice = even the joggers who give a “morning”as they go whizzing past in the dark – and yes, most (Me too) use a head light. This afternoon, I put the lead (leash) on him and took him outside and had him walking for a few minutes – about six minutes in all and I am pleased to say that he did well.. He did lift his leg a couple of time but mostly he walked using all four paws, which was great. – and yes, it is the leg he lifts when he “Lifts his Leg”! Hopefully, once we come back from Adelaide and he gets the stiches out, a few more days and we can retire the stroller for a while.. What I will do is one and a half turns in the stroller and the remaining half turn with him walking, and see how that goes.
At the Wetlands today I saw a man who had a dog with him, but the dog had a blue light attacked to his collar so that it tells people in the dark that there is a dog comming towards them. I thought this was a great idea. First time I have ever seen him or the dog and I didn’t get an opportunity to talk to him. There is a “Pets Domain Shop”here so I may have a look in there in the morning, but they tend to be over-priced in many things. But that is common here. I could get the laptop I want here rather than in Adelaide, but there is a difference of over $100 in the price, so I can wait until Tuesday. The reason for the difference in prices is “Transport
During the week I drove out to the Lighthouse and in our wander round I discovered a new information board which tells of the exploration of the Upper Spencer Gulf, Matthew Flinders was not the only explorer to venture up here. The French charted the area of the Gulf up to and including what is now Whyalla, whilst Matthew Flinders explored and charted the other side. There is an information Board for Flinders but I thought the French Connection would be more interesting. The ship was built in New South Walesd and sold to the French Government