Friday, 8 August 2008

My poorly girly


Above picture courtesy of Rebecca Taunton.
My poor Moll is having a bad week. First of all she has another allergy, only weeks after the last one, which means she was itching like mad over the weekend, so that meant another trip to the vet and more steroids. I don’t like the idea of her having them but there isn’t an alternative – or rather, there is, but a) it’s very expensive and b) she has to have been off steroids for 6 weeks which she hasn’t been. Still, at least she’s stopped itching.

This morning I heard her being – er – not very well. The poor little thing was sick five times all over the flat, including outside, and managed to throw up again on the mat by the back door while we were having breakfast. (Apologies to those who are or have just eaten. I didn’t enjoy my breakfast much either.)

However, having done that she went out for a walk and bounced along chasing sparrows as if nothing was the matter. Having said that, she’s just crawled in here and is lying down at my feet which she doesn’t usually do. Fingers crossed. Otherwise it’s a taxi to the vet as Himself has gone off to try and finish doing up the car.

The idea behind this is that we get a van so that we can go away for the night (in lieu of holidays). This is as long as we can sell the car which, some of you might remember, was badly vandalised some months ago. Because the insurance doesn’t cover it being repaired, Himself has been doing it over weeks because the weather conditions have to be right and of course it’s rained solidly for the past few weeks.

Hopefully tomorrow we can take it to a friend who’s a mechanic, he can give us some idea of what we’ll get for the car and then we can see if we can sell it and get a van.

More fingers crossed.

The good news is I had a call from one of the magazines that I work for, asking me to call in to the office. There I saw of mock up of the piece plus photographs done by my friend RT, who has done a wonderful job.

What touched me particularly was that she took a lovely picture of Moll swimming. The editor is a great dog fan, so next month, Moll will be famous! Get September’s issue of Cornwall Today and see…..

20 comments:

Lane said...

That is such a lovely photo! She deserves to be famous! Hope she feels better soon.

Good luck with car sale too:-)

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Lane. It's a great photo isn't it?

ChrisH said...

Aw - Moll has a lovely smile! I'm sorry she's not feeling very well but at least she can look forwards to being in a magazine and so can you. Well done. I'm hope one of your vehicles comes up trumps so you can get a change of scenery.

Lindsay said...

Hope your holidays come to fruition and Moll returns to good health.

Akelamalu said...

Oh poor Moll! What good owners you are looking after her so well, if you pop by and read my 55 you'll understand why I say that. I hope she recovers soon.

Good luck on selling the car and finding a van to suit, and well done with the magazine article.

Love the photo of Moll too. x

Pat Posner said...

Charlie-dog sends woofy get well soon wishes to Moll-dog.

Flowerpot, it's awful when our pets are ill; Charlie is making a really good recovery from his mini-stroke but still has 'off' days that turn me into a big worry-wart.

Good luck with the car sale and the magazine and more get well wishes for Moll.

Miss Understood said...

Beautifull photo of Moll - you should frame it :)

Good luck with the car and the van and everything really. I hope it all works out just great, and that Moll doesn't freak out over her stardom!

Flowerpot said...

chris - yes she does have a lovely smile. Car got finished today so hope to get a valuation....

Flowerpot said...

lindsay - thanks so do we!

Ak - thanks I shall go and take a look at today's 55....

Flowerpot said...

Pat - thanks so much for that. Poor little thing isn't well at all and I've been panicking all day.

MissU - it's a great picture isn't it? When Moll has recovered I have a feeling she'll take it all in her stride!

Annie Bright said...

What a beautiful, Moll you have! Hope she gets well soon.

Flowerpot said...

Annie - thanks. She is a bit more perky this morning so let'shope she's on the mend!

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Crystal Jigsaw said...

My fingers are definitely crossed for Moll. It's awful when our pets are sick. I'm sure she'll be okay. What breed is she?

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

She's a Jack Russell, Crystal. Usually has guts of iron so heaven knows what she ate this time! Hope you had a good holiday.

Mopsa said...

photo is just wonderful - hope you have a very large version stuck near your desk.

laurie said...

poor molly! this happens a lot, doesn't it? it sure does with our guys.

and how cool that she'll be in a magazine. wow.

Rebecca Taunton said...

Oh no, poor Molls. I hope she's better now? Poor thing.
I hope all went well with the car (I haven't been around much so I haven't seen it...but I'm sure Mr FP has done a wonderful job) and that you can get your van.
RT x

Pat Posner said...

Just popped back to ask how Moll is?

Flowerpot said...

Mopsa - that is a very good idea. I will do that!

laurie - very cool indeed. And she's better now thanks!

RT - progress is being made on the car so hope a van is on the horizon...

Pat - that's very kind. Finally she;s a lot better thanks.