Today is Tuesday 13th October

It’s late afternoon and to be honest, I don’t know where the day has gone.
I walked Maggie at 8.20, then had breakfast, and we were off to the next town by 9.30.
We’d got cocky with the solid food intake and Hubby really paid for it yesterday, so we are taking a backward step and reverting to liquids only for the next few days to give his system a chance to regroup. Today’s mini field trip was to get some indigestion remedy that we know works for him, and also a glucometer for me following my little episode yesterday.
Whilst out, we got a few other things and I treated myself to some trimmings for my cards as they had some new stock in. Some very pretty stickers and papers will be played with in due course.

Lunch today was stew, the ingredients of which were all homegrown. I whizzed Hubby’s portion to a thick broth that he was able to drink and that has gone down very well with no repercussions. He is trying to contact his consultant to ascertain if what he experienced yesterday was normal. It is pointless going through the usual channels as the messages are not forwarded on, so Hubby has gone through the PALS office as they were helpful before.

It is lovely and sunny outside, but there is a definite nip in the air.
Chatting to a couple who have a fox terrier called Ted, I saw them carrying him the other day and asked if he was OK. It would appear he had the same trouble as Maggie with sickness and diarrhoea, and they had to take him to the vet. He hadn’t eaten for three days and didn’t want to go out for his walks either, so they were very worried as he’s only 5. He had a good check over and was given a jab like Maggie was to settle things down. I think that as Ted is a sniffer like Maggie it is highly possible he picked up a bug from another dog like she did. He’s OK now though, and that’s the main thing.

Onward with what’s left of the day. We didn’t get back until almost 2pm, so everything is running late!
Have a good evening and keep 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! 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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17 Responses to Today is Tuesday 13th October

  1. willowdot21 says:

    You Di, look after yourselves, hope hubby can get some reassurance from the specialist.💜

  2. You look after yourself. Hope Hubby keeps improving.

  3. Your hubby is doing very well. Wasn’t he expecting to be on a liquid diet for 3 months? He’s done great. Hope he can figure out this last episode so it doesn’t happen again.

    • Yes, 3 months liquids is what we anticipated, so we were glad when some solids were palatable. I think it might have been the pastry yesterday, but he’s done very well today, and shortbread biscuits are still going down well.

  4. Paula Light says:

    Hopefully there isn’t some awful person around your neighborhood putting out bad things for doggies. It’s suspicious when two become sick like that…

    Glad the puréed stew worked for the hubster! 💕

    • Thanks! Yes, we heard that someone had been putting pills in pieces of sausages and leaving them for the dogs to find. We warned everyone we knew. Maggie has always been a sniffer and fastidious about keeping herself clean, so anything untoward she sniffs is likely to go the other end. Poor Ted though, he was really poorly but is back to himself now, bless him.

  5. murisopsis says:

    Working in Vet Clinics, there was a time someone was putting rat poison in hamburger and tossing it into yards that had dogs. We must have seen a dozen dogs that had been poisoned. Luckily the police were able to catch him since several people had surveillance cameras. I hope Ted and Maggie are both fine and nothing else happens!! And I’m sorry to hear that your husband had a set back. Hope he’s on the mend and that your blood sugar stays normal!

    • Thanks Val. How distressing for both dogs and owners. Hanging is too good for anyone who deliberately sets out to make animals suffer. Hubby and I both said if we caught whoever it was with the pills and sausages, we’d make them eat them.

  6. Glad both dogs are on the mend. I hope your hubby just moves forward without too many setbacks. Stay well.

  7. Carol anne says:

    I hate when nitro picks up a bug! Its awful and so distressing for him and for me too! I am glad you got new card supplies, and hubbys meal went down a treat!

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