Multiple Whammies and an added bonus………………

Well, after a somewhat frustrating start to the day, it has actually finished on a high note.

I got Maggie’s sample, though the little minx made me work for it! She would NOT go for us in the garden, and come 10 o’clock we knew we’d have to take her for a walk as she had done nothing since 8.30 last night.
We put her on the extending lead, and went out armed with tissues and an unused syringe from the metacam box. We would not let her anywhere near grass, and she still would not perform for us. She must have been desperate, but her stubborn streak won out.
Eventually, she peed on concrete and I was able to put the nozzle of the syringe in and suck a sample up without touching the dirt. It was only a couple of millilitres, but enough for the dip test, so holding my prize upright in a plastic bag, we walked home. We let her off for a little while first and she did the biggest wee in the sand you can imagine. Grrrr!!
Hubby had his INR blood test and has to go back on Thursday as it is still too low and way out of range.  I went and did some basic shopping, spending just over a tenner so my new regime of a big monthly shop on payday then basic weekly shops is working.

We had lunch, then loaded up the car and took the mattress down the tip. No problem, except where we were told wasn’t where it had to go and being redirected, we couldn’t park closer, so Hubby had to lug it back to the proper bin.

On to the vets, and we were early. It was empty, but within five minutes of us pulling up, four other cars arrived with five dogs and a cat. It was bedlam so we stayed outside for a bit, though had let them know we’d arrived!
Maggie’s UTI has cleared up thank goodness, and we asked the vet to check another matter which was causing concern.
Hubby was smoothing her the other evening and found a lump on her chest which was quite big and solid. It was on the same side as her mammary strip in December 2015 but didn’t seem to be bothering her. Her appetite and drinking habits are fine as is her toileting (when she co-operates), but we just wanted it looked at for our piece of mind.
The vet felt around the area and says it’s fatty tissue so nothing to worry about, though obviously we are aware of it now and will keep an eye on it in case of any changes. Maggie has several lumps and bumps anyway but none have changed over the years.

Another whammy of the day is that I lost a pound at SW tonight! I am well pleased as that puts me 2lbs below target, but still within the permitted parameters of 3 above and below. Our tasting session went very well, and there were some lovely yummy things like a spinach roll (delicious and I will be getting the recipe next week, even though I don’t like spinach), tiramisu, Ferrero Rocher made with crispbreads, a raspberry mousse, flapjacks, fruit salad, some mini souffles, chickpea cake and some other little nibbly things.
I asked our consultant about the possible meeting change and she said nothing had been decided yet and it wouldn’t be until next year anyway.

The added bonus was that I joined Hubby afterwards at the pub where he’d gone up for a game of pool. I ended up playing a game of darts against one of the lads, and my first 2 scores were pretty dire. Then I got into my stride and hit a couple of forty somethings before getting shanghai on 18s (should have called it, but it was 108 anyway) followed by 81 and another 100.
I needed 48 when my opponent was on 181 and he hit 65. I hit 16 and then treble 16 so no good, and he hit another 60. I then hit 16 and double 11, and he got down to double 15.
We weren’t playing bust, so I needed 16 and and hit 16 instead of double 8, he missed his double and left himself double 3. I scored 8, missed double 4 (there’s a pattern here),
he missed double 3, I got 4 and missed double 2, he split his double leaving 3, and I left myself double 1.  He got a single 1 and so we were level pegging. I was just fortunate to get it first.
It was a good game for me, and now that Hubby and I are playing 501 down at home instead of 301, I think my game is coming up, except my doubles so I shall have to concentrate on them ready for the start of the league next week with The Captain’s Cup.

About pensitivity101

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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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29 Responses to Multiple Whammies and an added bonus………………

  1. Darts is a good way to finish any day. I miss not having a dart board.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Maggie was definitely toying with you today 😁 but it all worked out well thankfully. In the end you had a good day. Hope your hubby’s blood test results are betterbThursday.

    • Thanks Fransi. She can be a pain sometimes, but today is all sweetness and light, performing more or less on cue, so has been rewarded accordingly.
      She’s fast asleep now as we’ve just got back from a field trip, which is probably why she’s been good as we visited one of her favourite places to sniff
      en route!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        She just likes to keep you on your toes ❤️

      • She does that, bless her!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        She really is sweet and, still spunky!

      • I find it hard to believe she’ll be 15 in January.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Wow!! That’s amazing.

      • I know. I still remember bringing her home as a pup.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        It’s a testament to the love and care she gets. And some good genes on her part.

      • Thanks Fransi. She is indeed loved to bits as everyone knows.
        Her Mum was a two year old welsh collie and it was her first litter, so the gene pool was pretty strong. Her Dad was a liver and white springer spaniel.
        One of ten, seven bitches and three dogs, all black and white, it would be interesting to know how her other siblings have turned out.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        It would be interesting. Do you know who adopted them?

      • Sadly no idea. We were living in Poole at the time and ended up in Axminster Devon to find her (about 60 miles away)! I had the choice of 7 bitches and 2 dogs as one male had already been spoken for. They all trashed me in the farmers yard and I loved it, but Maggie was the one that got on my lap and fell asleep……twice. We didn’t have a name for her until after we’d taken her to the vet for a checkup the following day (she was a good healthy pup) and she was a people magnet as Hubby couldn’t take two steps without someone coming up to fuss her. ‘Magnet’ stuck, and thus Maggie was named. We thought we may have found one completely by chance as he was the same age, had the same parentage, and the same ratio of pups, but the birth place was wrong.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        My first cat did the same thing. The friend of a friend of mine had the mom and dad. There were 5 kittens — way too many for her to keep in a 1-bedroom apartment so she needed to find good homes for 4 of them. When I got to her place to pick my 1, they were so adorable I just threw myself down on the floor. They all just stared at me but 1 little fur ball waddled right over and sat down in my lap. That was that. He was mine and I was his for 18 years.

      • Wonderful Fransi. They do chose us don’t they.
        There were two collies and two springers, so the springer bitch started producing milk too and no pup went without mother’s milk.
        The Mum belonged to the son and the money raised from the sale of her pups paid for his driving lessons.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        That’s a great story Di.

      • The pups and dam were in the greenhouse which was spotless from what we could see and it was wonderful to see ten tails and 40 legs come bounding towards me, plus four adults keeping them in line!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I love all animals at all ages, but puppies and kittens are absolutely irresistible.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I just want all of them.

      • Oh, me too, and I could easily have come away with two or three.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I’m sure. I could have as well.

  3. Billy Mac says:

    so glad the doggie is doing better. And kudos for playing darts. I used to love playing

    • Thanks Billy. She’s our baby and has been really good today so has been rewarded accordingly with yummy treats.
      It’s finals night tonight, and though I’m not playing, I shall go up to support three of our players who are.

  4. Sadje says:

    All in all a good day! 😍

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