Monday, October 3, 2016
Nearly a week.
The bandages are becoming itchy. Only a day to go before they get changed. At bed time Sophie wears her soft collar. This gives her the look of a character in a Titanic movie.
She, surprisingly, is quite unconcerned about the collar. During the day she is supervised and collarless.
Bob remains the perfect dog. In fact it would be easy to forget him. The family boy gets taken for extra walks. This morning, as I'm sitting with my legs dangling over the storm drain chatting to Bob, the young garagiste on his motorbike stops to ask 'what's happened to your other dog ?'. Never assume people don't notice.
The leaves on the trees starting to turn. This Monday morning decidedly fresh. Angus wears a jacket for the pre-sunrise walk with Bob.
Bob and Angus go to the market for some Canneloni for lunch. Bob is given a sliver of Pecorino. This pleases him no end.
Nearly a weeks gone by since the first operation. Thank you for the advice on :
1) Having a harness with two handles so that Sophie can be lifted in and out of her pen. This prevents her owners from putting their backs out and is much easier for her.
2) Sophie's routine has been our biggest worry. Patience and the right smells in the peony border have brought the 'blessed relief ' that had us so concerned.
3) The incontinence blankets were only needed once but are a great insurance policy.
4) Now, if only we could grow eyes in the back of our head to monitor a patient who is keen to walk and run.