Sunday walk thoughts: 10th Sept

Hello and good morning to all my readers, new and regular!
I haven’t done one of these for a while, but I was up bright and early (yes, I know, bit of a shock to the system!) as Maggie wanted to go out.
To be honest, I wasn’t surprised as we had an early night last night, so the final wee was an hour earlier than normal.
Maggie has always been very good and will ‘bother’ us if she is desperate to go out, so this morning I got a nudge, then a paw, then the nose in my ear and a lick on my arm.
It was just after 6am, so I couldn’t complain, and as Hubby had had another bad night, I told him to stay in bed, and got up.

Typical of a September morning, it was a little on the chilly side, so it was cardy and body warmer.
Stepping outside, the first thing I felt was the clean, fresh crispness of the air after yesterday’s thunderstorms. It wasn’t dark enough to need a torch, so making sure I had plenty of poo bags in my pocket, off we went.
People can be fined for not clearing up after their dogs already, but there are now plans to extend this and fine dog owners if they do not have the means to clear up after their dogs. You will have to have at least TWO bags on you and if you have less or no bags at all, even if your dog does not foul, you will be fined. My take? Poo bags will rocket in price in the shops, and shareholders will be clapping their hands in glee.

There was no traffic and no-one else about, but because of the rain, everything had to be sniffed because it was all new to her ladyship’s snozz, so a fifteen minute walk took almost half an hour.
Readers will know how much I love birdsong, and this morning I had a Robin chitter chatter chorus. There was one in a tree each side of the road, either guarding their territory or trying to attract a mate. It took me back to the two we had in the cottage, and woe betide the one that went the wrong side of the washing line!
Over on the Avenue itself, there were at least another pair conversing between the branches. Other than that though, it was quiet.

Loads of things were going through my mind this morning, including anticipation of a call from Bro in NZ, my thoughts about Mum and about the house.
Priority though is Hubby who is having serious reflux problems, and despite sitting up at night or having an extra pillow, he is not sleeping, and has started doing some research on low acid diets.
Once again we will have to modify our food intake and how we shop, but on the surface, it doesn’t look too drastic a change. Hubby doesn’t eat a lot of fruit already so cutting back on that and buying more fresh vegetables shouldn’t be an issue. With the winter months coming, stews and homemade soups will be the norm, so that can only be helpful. It’s going to be an interesting challenge amalgamating low acid and SW!
So far, Maggie has now had three walks, two with me, and one with both of us. Hubby has fallen asleep in the chair (at least he’s upright and appears comfortable) and she’s curled up on her cushion between us.
Quite a relaxing Sunday picture isn’t it.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Sunday walk thoughts: 10th Sept

  1. Don’t reflux medications help him? I get it periodically especially after a heavy tomato based Italian meal. Hope he finds help. No sleep is not good.

    • He’s trying an OTC remedy which has helped, but not being able to sleep at night is taking a toll. He saw the doc a couple of weeks ago who gave him a course of antibiotics, but it’s not improved much. He’s already had tests and tube photography earlier this year and is expecting a call from the GP tomorrow to discuss it. Hopefully she will be able to see him.

      • A course of antibiotics? Ulcers too? I hope he can get to the bottom of it all.

      • He’d had a sore throat for a while, hence the antibiotics, but it has just progressed, so we were wondering about diet now, especially as when we first got married he ended up in hospital due to my cooking a diet of plenty of fresh produce and little fat which his system couldn’t handle all in one go! Not wishing to be crude, but he’s had a camera that way too and all the tests came back negative for the ‘nasty things’.

      • That’s good news but doesn’t help when he’s uncomfortable and can’t sleep.

  2. scifihammy says:

    I do find it lovely to be outside bright and early when it is still so fresh. A plus side to your walk this morning. 🙂
    I carry 3 poop bags with me and always make sure I keep one on me till I’m home again, tho there is no law over here – yet. You’re right in that these already expensive wafer thin plastic bags will now soar in price for you!
    Good luck to your husband in finding some relief and being able to sleep.

    • For years we used to buy a roll of 500 freezer bags for £1 for the dog waste. Then they got so flimsy they split when you so much as looked at them, let alone pick anything up, so we started to buy ‘the real thing’ and would get 200 for £1, then 100, and now only 50!
      Hubby is looking forward to speaking to the doc tomorrow.

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