Sunday, October 30, 2016

A quizzical look.


Both PONs are loaded in the back of the 'Loonj'. Sophie's first non vet trip in two months. She is happy to have a change of scenery. She is less keen on being close to her oaf of a brother. 


The power in Sophie's repaired leg quite remarkable. The difficulty is holding her back.


Bob has had a major haircut. He can now see and looks less like an eagle owl.


Nothing wrong with his teeth ( no abscess or inflammation ) or appetite. He does however continue to hold his head down and drool. This gives him a somewhat quizzical look. He refuses to take his antibiotics. He's always been difficult when it comes to medicines. This time he adamantly refuses to go near them. Cheese as a disguise ? Forget it . Prosciutto ? Who are you kidding. 'The Font' has to fall back on the Chicken Biryani trick.


Saturday afternoon. On our way back from the rugby match dog and master stop off to get the papers. It's the day for the crowning of Miss Nut 2016. A band of the oompah oompah variety is playing. The inhabitants of the special needs home are dancing along. Under the market hall canopy a dozen donkeys are being made ready for the procession of the Knights of the Nut to the town hall. It seems the Peugeot garage owner is about to be inducted into the Confraternity of Nuts. This is presumably less to do with an affinity for nuts than for the fact he's a major sponsor of this Nut extravaganza. Dog and owner faced with these bacchanalian scenes head home before Miss Nut 2016 opens the festivities and reads out her Ode to the Cob nut. 


Overnight the clocks change. In most households this would bring with it an extra hours sleep. This does not apply to PON households.



22 comments:

  1. You are pulling our legs, aren't you? Even in deepest France this has got to be Too Much??

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    1. The high point of the calendar. How could we have forgotten ?

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  2. The extra hour doesn't apply in our Labrador household either - we were out for our morning walk at just gone six thirty !
    The nuts? I believe you Angus, you couldn't make it up ! What a giggle.

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  3. No Bob my friend, you really must try to swallow those antibiotics. Surely there must be at least one of your deliciously smelly French cheeses that makes the pills taste acceptable?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  4. Something that wouldn't make me blink in French manages to sound hilarious when translated to English. I guess because crazies aren't called "noix." Somehow I imagine you typing this with a completely straight face.
    The PONs are more gastronomically sophisticated than many humans. Good for Bob to hold out for biryani.

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  5. Angus, re Bob's reluctance to take his antibiotics. Have you tried those little "Laughing Cow" triangular cream cheeses ? I use them for the dog's tablets. Break the cheese into pieces and put the tablets inside - they seem to slide down very easily.

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  6. Oh poor Bob, I hope he is a little better today.
    Merlin sick too. A nasty virus affecting quite a few dogs in the area, apparently. I am alternating between peanut butter and liver pate to disguise the tablets.
    I wish you all well.
    x

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    1. Merlin, please feel all well soon.

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    2. I too hope Merlin feels better soon!

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    3. Good wishes for Merlin's speedy recovery, from us too.

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    4. Merlin,you gotta get better little fella!

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  7. I know what you mean about Sophie. Our boy Max is like a "bunking bronco" these days on lead, and it's hard to keep him from jumping and playing. This is when I'm glad that the harness has two handles -- But I could use another hand!

    I'm hoping Bob is improving somewhat. I'm sure you've scoured the internet looking for answers, and I did as well yesterday just in case something similar ever happens at our house, and one site suggested an inner ear infection would present with the same symptoms. Again, I know Bob was checked from top to bottom, so asking if his ear was looked at may be grasping at proverbial straws...

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    1. So happy to hear Max is doing well. As with my dizzy friend, little calcium crystals moved out of their normal position within the ear canal. While she did not drool, she did carry her head tilted, like Bob.

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    2. A severe inner ear infection was the problem with our cat Thomasin. Head angled off to the left and then loss of balance. I agree, I'm sure Bob has been thoroughly checked for a possible ear infection. We all wish we could help Bob feel better.

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  8. Oh dear, I hope dear Bob feels better soon....too much for him to bear with his sister not well and now this.
    I use a chunk of meat or the never fail Friskies (yes cat food) Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Dinner Classic pate to disguise all pills...gulped down without tasting and my boy none the wiser.
    Sending hugs and lots of get well wishes to both Bob and Sophie.
    Brownie sends nose nuzzles.

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  9. Here in the US we are having our own celebration of the nuts...it's called the Presidential Election.

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    1. LOL, we had our first border jumper the other day and someone commented that they wondered if Trump won!

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  10. Sheila, your above text made me laugh. I agree with you and be so thankful when it is over. Then I will be up set over who ever wins.
    We tried so many things to hid pills and found Kerry Gold butter ( which comes from grass fed cows ) to be the right item to hid pills.
    It goes down so easy.
    Praying for both fur babies and the owners.

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  11. Attending a Nut extravaganza just has to make you smile.

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  12. Our childhood dog, a corgi, couldn't be fooled by any "hiding technique" but if we threw three pieces of meat, the second one with the pill in it. he never, ever guessed what was up! He was both greedy and stupid though!

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    1. It seems they can. Still don't know whether it's that, dropsy, an insect bite on his lip, an abscess , a glandular 'thing' or a small stroke. At least with three year old humans they can give you some feedback .

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