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.



20 comments:

  1. Oh, how we have all waited for this report!!! What joyous news! Bob was so sweet to want to go with Sophie. I can hardly wait for the savaging to begin! Happiness for the entire pack at The ROF.

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  2. So pleased to hear that all is more or less back to normal for both "our" gorgeous PONs, and that in a short while the savaging, leaping, and stairs, will once again be part of Sophie's daily routine. Angus, you and 'The Font' must be so relieved, as are all the happy duo's followers. When's the party???

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  3. Hooray!
    Celebrations too are in order for the whole population of Bob and Sophie fans.

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  4. Oh What wonderful news. Celebrations for Monsieur Bob at the patisserie I feel sure as Mlle Sophie cannot indulge until she is back to her svelte self again.This will surely happen when back to full exercise regime. It is amazing how to dogs can make so many people happy......... if they only knew. Thank you for sharing your life and the PONS with us all around the world.

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  5. Yay! YAY! YAY! Great rejoicing! Now, do you have a stair-gate? The kind you use for toddlers? If you were closer I'd let you borrow our two... one for the top and t'other for the bottom.... peace of mind for parents and grandparents.... oh, I am so pleased! Anonymous is right, those dogs have wormed their way into our hearts.

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  6. Congratulations to Sophie! That she makes it a month without a faux paw.
    Which newspapers?

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  7. I'm so happy for you Sophie. This has been quite a journey for you. I stay away from newspapers, you can't believe anything you read, except for maybe this blog 😊

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  8. We are overjoyed( and relieved) to hear the end of Sophie's long recovery is almost here. What an amazing dog! When the time does come for stairs and leaping, there won't be a dry eye in the house.

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  9. I was so excited over the news, I overlooked Sophie strutting on the 'cat walk', in the last picture! You go girl !!!!!!!!!

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  10. We are SOOOOOOO happy for all of you!!! Well done PON people! And Little Miss Sophie....you are awesome!
    We still believe in PON miracles...with all that wonderful progress that Bob has made already, his eye will be winking at us soon. Congrats and love to all at the ROF. XXXX Pam in New Hampshire

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  11. Wonderful news for Sophie! Happy to hear both PONs are doing better!
    I hope all enjoyed the sunny day!!

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  12. Great News!! And there is joy and merry making across the land.

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  13. The diva IS walking the catwalk in that last picture! Wonderful news :-)

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  14. Overjoyed at the news for both beloved PONs. Smiles all round at the House of Edward.
    Yes, American newspapers. Get them while you still can. It's rather remarkable what can be done to democracy in such a short time.

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  15. Great news for Sophie...and the whole household. Poor Bob, he must feel so bad when Sophie is taken away even for a little while!

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  16. Yay Sophie! For Bob, idiopathic is a word I rather dislike. I still think he had a little stroke which is clearing with time and more invasive testing perhaps pointless. I do hope he's okay bless him. And I also hope America will be okay but it doesn't look good. I am daily, almost hourly, horrified by what havoc our "president" is wreaking.

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