Wednesday afternoon, 7th December

The first week of the final month of 2022 is almost over.
Today was meter reading day and we are looking good, with our usage less than this time last year.
Some people might find it unusual to read gas, electricity and water meters every week, but it gives me an indication of our normal consumption and my spreadsheets a note of cost. Our monthly energy bill is due over the weekend so I always check readings and costs myself. If anything is out of kilter, then I’ll pick it up before it becomes a major issue.
So, what have we been up to today?
Hubby was waiting for a phone call from the surgery regarding an eye gel that has been unable to be sourced for some months. It turns out there is an alternative by the same company that is slightly weaker, but it has to be approved and the repeat prescription changed before it can be issued. For that, he had to wait almost a week.
In the meantime, I went shopping, getting a cottage pie for his lunch and one to replace the one used from the freezer last week, plus a few other little bits and bobs.
I made myself a tomato and mushroom pasta, and as I was using the oven, made 14 rock buns.

This afternoon was for Maya though.
We have been lax in giving her some quality time what with one thing or another, and this morning when I let her out, she was having zoomies all over the place, laughing all over her face. Subtle hint do you think?
Anyway, this afternoon, we both walked up to the beach taking the sling shot to give her some means of using up some of that puppy energy.

Photos on the beach :  Left May 22nd  Right October 28th

The tide was coming in really fast and there were several people on the beach walking their dogs, but the prom was completely deserted, so we took the haltie off and played ball. OK, she hasn’t quite got the idea that she’s supposed to bring it all the way back to us, but she was happy to chase it as it bounced, pick it up for a little way, then drop it before rejoining us. We walked down to the clubhouse and then back along the green, again with her off lead chasing the ball. It was wonderful to watch her and she was really enjoying herself. Coming home was a relaxed and comfortable walk, no pulling or trying to shirk the haltie, and although we hurt a bit more than usual, our girlie had some fun. We need to do it more often, bless her.

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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 Wednesday afternoon, 7th December

  1. Sounds like a good time! I started using just Brody’s service dog harness instead of the collars and he has been so easy to walk! I don’t know if he thinks he is working or if it is comforting because of the weight of it but he doesn’t seem so anxious as he had been.

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It can be difficult in winter exercising dogs, but they don’t understand that

  3. murisopsis says:

    She is looking much more mature! I love that she is doing so well off leash… A definitely smile inducing post!! 😀

    • Thanks…….. we seem to have gone a little backwards off lead at the moment, but yesterday was fun and all for her. She was very good, so it’s not a disaster.

  4. TanGental says:

    You had frost yet. Mylo can be reluctant in the cold but he is 13 going on 14 so I sympathise. It’s lovely to see them bundle about.

    • I remember Maggie’s first introduction to it…… 3 feet outside our back door. Maya didn’t really seem to notice this morning, she was that desperate for a wee!

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    My NHS podiatry appointment was cancelled yesterday but not before waiting for nearly an hour at the surgery! I was eventually told that my appointment had been cancelled and my new date is January 9th. They said that I should have had a letter sent but I never received it….until it was in my post box when I got home!
    A few “if only’s”: If only my appointment was in the afternoon. I would have received and read the letter by then.
    If only they sent me a text on my phone.
    If only the Royal Mail weren’t on a ‘go slow’ (or strike!).
    It makes me wonder who else is in the same boat regarding appointments!

    • I received notification of my ultrasound appointment three days after I’d had it. Luckily it had been a cancellation and they had called me first. I am still waiting for my MRI date and postal workers are on strike tomorrow.

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