Wednesday, November 23, 2016
What are you going to do about it ?
Bob is up and about at 5:00 am. The family fellow, who is not allowed in the bedroom, is in the bedroom. To make sure I'm awake he licks my toes. This morning the PON boy is wearing his '' Excuse me but do you know my sister is missing ? " face. It's easy to anthropomorphize canine behaviour but there can be no doubting that Bob is concerned about his sisters absence. It is also quite clear that Angus is expected to get up and do something about it.
Bob continues to wears his concerned look as I ready the car to collect Sophie.
Sometimes he gives voice to his concerns. Mostly, he stands on his stump seat looking out along the lane for his wayward sibling.
He watches 'The Font' make Grapefruit Meringue Pie. An experiment.
The grapefruit pie a specialty of this bakers in Paris :http://hugovictor.com/ Bob is unsure about the grapefruit but is keen on the pastry.
Sophie has had the 'reinforced' option rather than the easier option of repairing the ligaments. The surgeon tells 'The Font' that she operated on the two back legs of a French National Greyhound Champion last year and it was up and running ( and National Champion ) again this year. This is good psychology and exactly the sort of thing a dog owner wants to hear. By going for the 'reinforced' option there is little chance of the family diva tearing up her knee again - seemingly, a common occurrence.
'The Fonts' recollection of yesterdays trip to the vets 1) Sophie's contented look as she met the specialist, the surgeon and the anaesthetist and 2) the generous size of the recuperation cage 3) the cleanliness - that smell that says they're not relying on disinfectant alone 4) the friendly and measured way in which all the pre-op tests were taken so that Sophie didn't feel alarmed and 5) the way the staff laughed when 'The Font' indicated that the right leg was the one to be operated on. '' Thank you for telling us. I think we might have worked it out ". How much easier life is when you have vets who blend humour, kindness and professionalism . The French have some great virtues.
A little record of things too inconsequential for a diary but which have somehow dominated our day. Sophie will be home by ten.