Today is Tuesday 26th May

It’s stuffy, muggy, airless, and thick this morning. That means it’s going to be hot!!!!

Maggie got me up at 4.15 which gave me just over four hours sleep last night. She did the business then we went back to bed and slept until 7.
We’ve got an appointment with the vet this afternoon as they won’t prescribe antibiotics without seeing the dog. Damn, but we have to get her sorted. She has another UTI and the discharge is yukky. I wish the council would come and cut the grass as it’s almost knee high in places. Not good for dangling bits where other dogs have been or trying to clear up from the depths of the jungle, if you can find it of course.
I have to try and get a urine sample. Yeah, that’s going to be fun…………………………….

Hubby is going to finish off the gate repair today, then he has an INR later this morning.

It’s hard to believe that it’s a year ago that our neighbour’s husband  passed away. We have tried to be as supportive as possible, and aware of how more distressed she’s been over the bank holiday weekend. The virus situation hasn’t helped, and unlike ‘some people in charge’ she abided by the rules and locked herself away because she was 70, even though she was fit and healthy. She didn’t go out for 4 weeks as we did her shopping, then she went out once a week, though we still got any of the bulky stuff she needed. We progressed to tea on the drive several times and luckily were able to do that yesterday.

Curry for dinner today and the fruit is soaking.
Uh-oh…….. dog coming up the road is either announcing he’s going for a walk and trying to pick a fight.

Off to give Hubby a hand now by holding the tape measure or making tea.

Keep safe everyone.

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 recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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20 Responses to Today is Tuesday 26th May

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Keep safe if you can. A bummer having to go to the vets in this climate, meaning the catchy virus, but like us, you would do anything for your doggy. Our grass on our verges is the same. I would have called that essential work, and I don’t know why they are not doing it. It is a necessity. Take care Di x

  2. Good to know that you help your neighbours. There is an old couple in our neighbour hood as well. Since the lockdown, we have been getting their groceries as they fear to go out. I think this is time to show some long lost humanity and come together.

    • We live in a lovely little community, many of which are elderly (70sa nd 80s). Everyone has been looking out for each other and being supportive.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Sounds like a busy morning, good luck at the Vets 💜💜💜

  4. fransiweinstein says:

    Hope the antibiotics work quickly for Maggie. She must be uncomfortable, poor thing. I feel for your neighbour. I’m sure all this is particularly hard on her, as the isolation is probably really hitting home that her husband is gone and she’s alone. You can’t get away from it when you can’t be out and about, occupied with the distractions of every day life. She has no distractions now. She is very lucky to have you and your hubby for neighbours.

    • We’ve seen her to chat to today and she’s doing OK. A lot of people have been thinking of her and she’s had flower deliveries, chocolates, and a host of phone calls. A friend visited for coffee this afternoon and her daughter in law had arranged for a takeout to be delivered today as well. She is lucky to have so many people who care so much.

  5. Way back I had to get a urine sample from my cat Jake. He always peed at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. Probably other times too but those were predictable. I tried at 4 p.m. but I bumped his male bits with the deli cup and he got really annoyed so no sample. I got up at 4 a.m. and was very careful. Mission accomplished except that both time he peed on my hand too. He was one of a kind. Good luck with Maggie. Dogs may be easier. Much hugs.

  6. murisopsis says:

    It is going to be hot here too! We are going for our walk as soon as Sparky has his breakfast. We want to get that in before the sun comes out and the predicted thunderstorm arrives. A urine sample isn’t so hard if you have 2 people – one to hold the leash and the other one to catch the sample. I use a wire coat hanger straightened and one end bent to hold the container on the end. Allows you to sneak it underneath without approaching too closely and disturbing the potty break…

    • Last time, I managed to get the dish perfectly aligned when she squatted and when she stood up, I’d missed (or she had). In the end we got her to pee on concrete and I had a syringe to suck up what wasn’t touching anything! No luck today though.

  7. michnavs says:

    I hope Maggie is well…❤❤❤

  8. Carol anne says:

    Sometimes nitro gets me up at night, but I’m not a good sleeper any how, I only sleep for 2 or 3 hours max, and then sometimes I will doze during the afternoon if I’ve nothing on.

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