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70 now and our five wonderful years aboard our narrowboat Skyy seem along time ago. Jacquie, allowed me to build my replica three wheeler kit car, which was a great success. Now it's time to start on a bigger project and that is to make a good Triumph Stag even better, here goes.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


TUESDAY 17TH TO WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY 2012                           

Duggie was carried most of the way to the vets for his nine o’clock appointment and he bravely limped off with the nurse. We moped about for most of the morning, but at two o’clock we couldn’t look at his empty bed anymore and had to phone the vets for a progress report, we were told that all was well, but he was having another X-ray. Just after four the phone rang and we were told that we could collect him at quarter to five. The vet showed us the X-rays and little slither of glass that had been removed from his pad and then the little chap came hopping towards us with his front left leg all wrapped up in blue sticky tape.

His follow up medication was explained, a plastic bag, made from an old saline drip bag, was tied over his taped up foot, a follow up appointment was made for Friday and the bill settled, fortunately pet insurance will pick up the majority. After a little hopping along so that he could have a pee, I carried him back to SKYY where he settled down to sleep off the anaesthetic and we relaxed happy to see his bed re-occupied. 

We all slept in late on Wednesday, but Duggie was keen to get out once I had tied on his plastic boot and was running around so fast I had to put him back on the lead, but he looked back to his old self. Rain arrived again mid morning and it was a day for doing not a lot except a bit of people watching from the cosiness of SKYY as they soddenly walked the river side.

In the evening Judy, Don and their dog Chressie are coming on board for dinner and it promises to be a fun evening.


nb Chance said...

So pleased to see that Duggie is recovering after his op, Great pictures of him enjoying all the attention. Doug, James and Oscar

NB. My Lady said...

Poor Duggie and poor you. Worse than having children when they have to be left at the vet for any reason. Rosie, Mollie, Charlie, Pickle & Lilly all send their hugs to Dug - me too