When Maggie was a puppy, we did a lot of travelling looking for houses, and discovered that by giving her a scrambled egg every day for breakfast, it helped settle her tummy and deal with any travel sickness. We checked with the vet who said that as long as it didn’t have any effects on her digestive system, this would be OK.
We passed this information on to some people (who have now become friends) when we first arrived here, as they had just got a papillon puppy who was suffering from travel sickness at both ends.
We have since nicknamed him ‘Thug’ as we get trashed every time we see him. He is absolutely and totally gorgeous.
After several years of living in the cottage, Maggie suddenly ‘went off’ eggs. We don’t think it had anything to do with our chickens as they had long passed when this happened, although after getting her bum pecked she would not perform in the garden for some time!
Her coat has always been silky soft and glossy to the extent that you can almost see your face in it. We take that, amongst other ‘natural’ things, as a sign of good health, and one of the first noticeable changes when something is amiss.
This is an old picture before we sold our bungalow,
so she would have been just over a year old.
A month or so before her operation, her coat became dry and brittle, so I gave her the occasional egg which also helped to boost her appetite.
I was reading an article the other day about pet care, and how eggs are a natural way to keep our furry friends healthy. Some people have been paid thousands in research to come up with this information which has, when you think about it, been around for years. I wish I’d known, as perhaps I’m entitled to a few penny shares in their budget!
Over the last few days, we’ve had a couple of long trips in the car, and know Maggie doesn’t travel as well as she used to. Thus she’s been a little tired and her coat had lost its sheen. So for two consecutive days, I gave her a scrambled egg.
The difference in so short a time is amazing.
I don’t have a current photo thanks to the camera blip the other day, but this has got to be one of my favourite pictures taken in the cottage.