Good morning everyone,
It's Friday again and although I am still on the outside looking in, let's have our usual Friday catch-up!
On behalf of the whole group, a warm welcome to any of you who have found us this week, and I hope you'll find what you need here. And if you don't see what you are looking for, please ask a question and we'll try to find you an answer.
On behalf of us all I'd just like to send a united 'get well soon' message to our lovely long time member Jennymary, who, as many of you will have read, has had a nasty accident, and at her time of writing was in hospital. Wishing you all the best Jennymary and our warmest best wishes for a speedy recovery!
I had a stressful day this week as it was time for Kasar the cat's annual health check and vaccination. There are still restrictions in place at our vet surgery so only one of us could accompany him inside. My husband was the chosen one as there are issues for me with possible bleeding if he scratches or bites me, as I take a blood thinner.
All looked hopeful as they vanished into the building, and I entertained myself with a round of 'Candy Crush' on my phone.
The vet came out to the car once to ask me a question (I'm not sure why she didn't just call me), and eventually my husband emerged with a quiet cat but grumbling about the cost of some eye drops that were recommended for Kasar.
However, apparently the health check never was! Kasar had elected to growl and hiss for the whole consultation and apart from giving him a quick jab in the derriere the vet had retreated.
That's only half the story of course. We still had to administer the eye drops at home. Let's just say we did narrowly manage to avoid a visit to A&E by giving up before too much damage was done. Thank goodness we only have to go through these ordeals once a year!
I hope you all had a much pleasanter week, and wishing you all a good weekend.
The responsibility of pet ownership can never be underestimated. We have a lovely rescue dog, Jack Russell terrier cross called Betsy. The owners just abandoned her when they moved house and the RSPCA was called in. She is such a blessing to us. She is like an additional child (we have 5 grown up children and 3 beautiful granddaughters). We also have a bearded dragon called Woody by our youngest who was a big Toy Story fan at the time.
Very sad to hear about JennyMary. Praying for healing in Jesus name 🛐✝️🕊️🙏🙌
Have a blessed weekend everyone. Martin.
Betsy sounds delightful Martin. Pets can be such a consolation to us all and usually are really loving companions. Is it challenging to look after a Bearded Dragon? I don't know much about them but they do look like fascinating pets!
He is surprisingly easy to look after. He has gotten lazy and likes being fed his bugs so he doesn't have to hunt for them. In a funny sort of way, Woody is quite loving as well. My wife and I sort of adopted him when our son lost interest. I wonder how many parents on here have had the same experience?
Probably just about all of us!
Betsy sounds like a lovely dog Martin and my grandsons would love Woody. They have a beautiful cat called Sybil but it’s mum who really looks after her. We miss our old cat (19) Tessa but won’t have another pet now. We have enough going on. Xx
At a previous job a colleague there had a ginger tabby called Woody after the one from Toy Story!