Thursday, 30 July 2009

Holidays and Bowen Therapy


Next week we're off on holiday. I say that rather grandly – in fact we've booked a campsite for Sunday night in Padstow (so you can guarantee what the weather's going to do) and then head on up to Devon to see friends, my mum and generally have a very cheap time away.

Not having been away for ages, I feel in need of a break. Away from the computer, and recharge my batteries which are feeling a bit flat. If my sleep pattern is disrupted I know something's up, though this isn't helped by Bussie stanking into the bedroom at about 5 every morning (just as I'm trying to get back to sleep having been awake for a while). He patrols the bed like a country landlord, dripping wet fur in my face (this morning), then hissing at the dog who had just crept up for a comforting cuddle. After about half an hour of this, Himself grunts and gets up to feed them both then we have peace until it's time to get up, around 7. I'm all in favour of turfing Bussie off the bed but Himself is horrified, says, 'you can't do THAT.'

Why not? Anyone know of a cat whisperer?

But talking of matters animal, I interviewed a lady who has four jobs. She runs a surf school for women (and children) in Newquay, she is also a sports therapist, a complementary therapist and a lecturer at Truro College. She practises Bowen Therapy on dogs which can be used to help dogs in pain, with degenerative illnesses, very nervous animals, those with skin allergies or hip or knee problems – in fact, all kinds of problems.

For those of you unsure about this, she is very highly qualified and only works alongside her vet. (Having talked to my own vet about it, she was very unsure, so I need to convince her too.)

What we weren't prepared for was her dog - Douglas, a massive black Newfoundland like a cross between a horse and a black bear. You can imagine little Moll's face....

Off now – back in ten days or so. Just to be on the safe side I am packing waterproof trousers, swimsuit and a mobile library....

23 comments:

Ellee Seymour said...

I hope you had a wonderful time and good weather. i would love to visit the gardens of Agatha Christie in Devon, they look stunning.

Flowerpot said...

Ellee - that's areally good idea we might just do that. They're planning to turn it into a holiday complex or something dreadful.

JJ Beattie said...

What a gorgeous picture of Mollie. I hope you have a lovely holiday: grand or otherwise! (I'm keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't rain for you.)

ChrisH said...

Have a good break and may the sun shine on you. I empathise, feeling like that myself with some early waking. Hope your batteries get recharged.

Flowerpot said...

Chris - sounds like you need a holiday too. You take care.

MarmiteToasty said...

Have the most relaxing of breaks..... be safe and unwind :)

x

Elizabeth said...

Enjoy your holiday! I love Newfoundlands, but they are a bit like bears. Your dog is adorable!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Marmie - how are you? Just going over to find out...

Flowerpot said...

Elizabeth - good to meet you and please call again. Yes I think Moll is adorable too!

Aoj and The Hounds said...

Have a lovely holiday!

Bowen Therapy is brilliant. It's the only thing that sorts my back out. One of my lurchers has also had it and she just loved it.

Flowerpot said...

AOJ - thanks and glad to hear about Bowen for you and one of your lurchers. I just need to convince my vet now!

Pat Posner said...

What a gorgeous photo of Moll. Tim and Ted are drooling!

I hope you can convince your vet about Bowen Therapy, some vets tend to be like some doctors when it comes to complementary treatments! The big branch of our vet practice actually has a homeopathic vet a while ago, but she left *sigh*

Have a great holiday and come back refreshed and relaxed.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

Welcome to Devon! I've been out all morning doing a Sun Dance for you - unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be working. I'll have another go alter!

Flowerpot said...

Pat - love to Ted and Tim from Molls! Very interesting to hear about Bowen from you. I've written to my vet so fingers crossed...

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Table. I lok forward to some Devon sunshine and I'll blame you if not!

Liane Spicer said...

Have a great time, FP, and tell us all about it when you get back.

Flowerpot said...

Liane - thanks I will!

Akelamalu said...

I've just got back and you're going, maybe gone even as it's Sunday.

I love that picture of Moll it's just too cute!

Anyway, have a great time, see you when you get back. x

Philipa said...

Hope you have a fun time, FP. And I hope you pack a blanket for camping or the weather turns nice again. The Agatha Christie gardens sound lovely - please tell me you were joking about the holiday complex; they'd pave paradise and put up a parking lot.

Best luck for a great holiday.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Sorry I missed you, hoping you are enjoying yourself.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Liane - I will!

Flowerpot said...

Phil - yes I was joking!!

CJ - yes we had a great time thanks.

Carly said...

I think this is really a good idea, you should have a break and enjoy. Your dog is very lovable, you might want to have him a playmate and at the same time help others. Check this out http://apps.facebook.com/save-a-dog/