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.