We’ve been doing a bit more work on the boat today, touching up a few blemishes in the varnish that had been missed in a different light, and have decided to put net curtains up on the bow doors now that we’ve taken down the bulky towel ones which never hung properly.
Maggie woke us up again in the night and Hubby had to take her out twice in an hour.
We took her to the vet this morning for a booster rabies jab just in case we ever get to go abroad, and asked her advice.
Apart from the age thing, we know Maggie has not got the best pelvis in the world and tends to get stiff in her back joints. The vet stretched her legs and there was full movement in her hips, though it’s possible she can’t get comfy at night with rheumatism. Without X-rays and blood tests which aren’t really viable on an assumption, we won’t know.
We are doing the right thing though by giving her a small dose of anti inflammatory medication when she is really stiff which makes her nice and drowsy, the muscles relax, and all is soon well.
Her anal glands were a bit full, so that was ‘seen to’ (yuk), and with the jab we parted with £66. Ouch.
As we are planning to go down South tomorrow, we just hope she doesn’t get us up tonight. I’ve walked her a fair few miles today so hopefully she’ll be tired and sleep until we want to get up around 5am.
Work has been going on in the other basin and dredging has begun afterall. Grey slop is being moved from one side of the piling barrier to the other.
This is actually quite funny as you have rafts with heavy plant equipment thereon vying for space and direction in the water, as well as doing a water slalom between the newly positioned uprights. They can’t be hammered in any further at the moment because the ground is too hard and the equipment needed is elsewhere. A couple are starting to tilt.
Meanwhile, we have noticed a few more empty spaces on the river where narrowboats had been stacked three deep whilst the work was being carried out.
As for the shower block, well I got donked on the knee by the toilet roll holding cassette which fell off the wall when I touched it. I left it on the floor.
We were due to have a meeting with the marina manager today, but when we passed the office at 9am he wasn’t there. We had some running around to do this morning (vet and getting curtains) but have been back at the boat since around midday. I saw him chatting to someone at the gate and said Hi, but other than that, we haven’t seen him. No time or venue had been mentioned, and he could easily have come down to the boat.
Oh well. His meetings seem to be elusive regardless of who they’re with.