Today is Monday, 20th April

The sun is shining, and the tomatoes finally want a share! I’ve got four little shoots coming up on the window sill. Hurrah!!

Not much on the agenda though I might make some letter cards to send off this week.

These posts are great for keeping a track of what day it is, but is anyone having difficulty remembering what was done and how long ago? My timeframe has gone for a bucket of chalk so I’m keeping a diary of what we’re having for dinner now as three day stew or two day chilis are all well and good, but what have we had in between?

Shopping days are little and large once a week to ten days, so a big shop in the town 20 miles away and a small shop locally for milk and bread. We’re keeping on top of it, and the queues outside aren’t too bad. We’re even given a spray on the hands on the way in and an antibacterial wipe on the way out with a request to wipe the trolley handles down when we take it back. Good plan.

Hubby asked me how long Maggie had been poorly and I was trying to work it backwards. She had her op at the end of February and had been on antibiotics before that as well as after, so it’s no surprise really that her system has taken a hammering. The loose motions had been on and off for a while, but we did as we are now and it settled down, then came back with a vengeance last week.
No messing about, no treats (sulks), no titbits (whines), no dinner (mopes) and then onlyΒ  rice (is that all???), chicken being added for two of the small portions every day (OK, I’ll let you off) and perhaps a little bit of chicken on its own ‘as a treat’ (wow, thanks!) so that she doesn’t think she’s missing out.
We were worried on Saturday and rang the vet, hence knew they were in shutdown other than for emergencies. We were given the above advice, but if it got worse, then to call on Monday. We had the beginning of positive motions yesterday and this morning so will stick with it this week.Β  As said in previous posts, her nose is cold and wet, her eyes bright, and she still wants to go for her walks. She’s not drinking as much as we’d like, but she is drinking, so we’re making sure her water is always fresh and changed at least twice a day.

OK then, time to get dinner, day two of our chili, so more rice with chicken in the fridge in readiness for our baby. The egg was polished off this morning with no problem.

As always, take care and keep yourselves safe.


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! 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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10 Responses to Today is Monday, 20th April

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I am also losing track of days and my friends are saying the same thing. hope that comes back once we return to a semblance of normal. Glad to hear that Maggie is doing better. Have a good day and stay safe!

  2. scifihammy says:

    The days do all run together! Like you I only shop once a week or longer.
    I hope Maggie starts feeling better soon. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Sci. She’s scrounging but we are sticking to four small meals a day of rice and chicken. She has one more to have and that will be around 6.30.

      • scifihammy says:

        Most of my dogs had tummy troubles when they got old. I remember having to lay out sheets of newspaper all over the kitchen floor every night! πŸ˜€
        But I’m sure Maggie will pick up again πŸ™‚

      • Nothing indoors thank goodness, but then she sleeps with me and I’m a light sleeper. She will worry to go out, but sometimes I’m too slow in the dark and can’t open the door fast enough so she barfs on the mat (but as close to the door as she can get, bless her).

  3. Aw the poor Miss Maggie! 😦 A suggestion for keeping track of your day to day is to take a couple of seconds and jot down stuff on a paper, or in a little notebook or something. Keep it handy to use all day. That might help. I often lose track of how soon or often something occurred – eggs are an example. I’ll completely be baffled they’ve gone ‘off’ when, to me, I bought them ‘last week’. It turns out ‘last week’ was a month and a half ago. O_o I’ve stopped buying eggs overall (might get a six pack if they have one) because of the waste. I got this phenomenon before the C-19 crap though…some of us have too much time on our hands as a rule. Not a good thing. Maybe the notebook will help, and keeping track of Miss Maggie’s health is a good way to have accurate information for your vet as well. Take care !

    • Thanks Melanie, I’m keeping a diary.
      Had to laugh about eggs as our friend MSM (who looked after Maggie for us and put us up until we found a house after selling the boat) had eggs in her cupboard that were so light, I thought they were just shells for show. You couldn’t even crack them! The best before date was Sept the year before. When we went down for my op, she had some in the cupboard which were the ones we’d bought to replace those!!

  4. I’m wondering if keeping small notes (jot down a few words) would help with the time slippage problem? At least you’ll have a written record of what’s happening with Miss Maggie for the vet. Doing that jotting helps me because even before C-19 I tended to lose track of time and events that occurred and when. Good luck sweetie!

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