Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Stairs and leaping.
Sophie sets off for the vets. She's had the hair over her eyes trimmed for the occasion. A Sophie that can see is a happy Sophie.
There is a slight delay. Her brother wants to go with her.
He is removed from the back of the car .
The promise of spaghetti for dinner distracts him just long enough .
The family diva gets the thumbs up from the vets. The operation and the unexpected fracture both healing nicely. The specialists say she should be getting lots of little walks slowly extending in length, difficulty and range. Within a month the healing process should be completed and the leg as good as new. Leaping and stairs remain forbidden until the end of February. '' Having come this far there's no point in taking shortcuts and putting unnecessary weight on the joint ". It goes without saying the leaping and racing up and down stairs are THE activities that Sophie has set her heart on. After 5 months of enforced idleness she is 3 kilos overweight.
The oncologist asks after Bob. It's decided the problems were idiopathic. ' Unusual. It seemed the symptoms were very clear ' he opines. '' You don't know PONs " replies 'The Font'.
This morning Sophie is put into her ordinary canvas harness rather than the two piece '' Help Em Up " one. She is overjoyed. For her owners the day starts with laughter at the sight of a cavorting four legged family component.
Yesterday we took out online subscriptions to two American newspapers and The Guardian. Seems right.