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Hello everyone

Just had to share this wonderful picture of a dog going for a different kind of walk!.

Dog lovers can take their canine companions paddleboarding at the Bonkers Paddleboard Centre in Worcestershire!. It is called that would you believe?!. . I just had to show it to you all and hopefully it will give you smile this week. πŸ˜€

Are there any of you or your dogs that would like to try it?.

Keep well and have a good week.


P.s, i rang podiatry and found out ive been referred to my Rheumy for the steroid injection. Im going to ring them next week and see if im on an injection/appt list and how long it might be. Podiatry will see me again next month.

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Great photo misty. Dog looks like it is enjoying itself. Not something I would like to do. I can’t swim. Never been near a pool since I was pushed in the deep end of a pool when I was about 8.

Great that you have heard about your steroid injection. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long. I am so glad that I saw my rheumy last month. My local hospital is at breaking point with Covid cases. Routine appointments are being cancelled. Have an appointment with my 🌟 GP on Wednesday. Hopefully she will be able to help with the pain I am experiencing. It is awful and so is the tiredness.

Take care and stay safe πŸ’¦ πŸ•

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misty14 in reply to GloomyEeyore

Hi ge, glad you liked the pic. No, im not a good swimmer really and scared of deep end etc!. That was an awful thing to happen being pushed into deep end so young!. Awful you can't swim ge!.

I do hope your πŸ’«gp will help you on weds. 🀞 as i know how debiliitating persistent pain is with my foot. Terrible, not being able to sleep.

Im sure our local hospital is in same position ge, its adter the relaxing of restrictions for summer!. They may have to reimpose some to help the nhs cope as this is before winter pressures!. It was obvious this was going to happen!.

Im going to ring Rheumatology to see how long to wait and if im on list. Im due my rheumy appt next month luckily so i may be able to bring it forward. So more updates next week.

I will look forward to yours ge and keep safe. Good luck. Xx🐢❀🐢🀞🐢❀🐢🀞

Great pic misty πŸ‘ my dog used to love going on the kayak in the sea and then jumping off for a swim once we were further out πŸ‘ He lives watersport 🀣😍Hope you don’t have to wait too long for your injection πŸ™

Stay safe take care πŸ€—x

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misty14 in reply to stiff19

Glad you liked it stiff. Hope all is good with you now your daughter is back at school!. Im going to ring Rheumatology to see if im on the list and will report back.

Thank you for your lovely wishes. Keep safe. XxπŸ€—πŸ€žπŸ€—πŸŒžπŸ™πŸ€žπŸŒΊXx

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stiff19 in reply to misty14

I’d have my daughter home all the time if I had my way, I think them working from home was great πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ€ž fingers crossed you’re on the list , take care best wishes πŸ€—πŸ’πŸ™πŸ€—xx

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πŸ₯°β€πŸ₯°πŸ‘‹πŸ€žβ€πŸ‘ thanks for your support stiff. Xx


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That looks fun Misty although the doggy looks a bit unsure. 🀣 What a fun name for the paddle board centre. πŸ‘ It has definitely made me smile. Thank you. 😍 Good luck with your Rheumy/infection appt. I hope it isn’t long until you get it. πŸ™ Stay safe Misty. πŸ€—πŸ˜˜Xxx

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misty14 in reply to Spotty-ewe

Thanx so much spotty for your lovely wishes for injection. Im going to find out where i am with Rheumatology and then ill reply to your lovely email.

I thought the dog looked unsure too and had to share it because of the centre's name!. Im glad its givung us all lovely smiles. 🌞 this weekend.

I hope you have a good week. Keep safe. Xx🐢❀🐢Xx

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What a wonderful picture - I don’t think Bea or Mira would be up for that as they do not like water πŸ˜‚ I would love to have a go, I think my sons dog would love it - I really do hope your appointment comes through for your injection that you so need. Have a lovely Sunday xx

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misty14 in reply to svfarmer

Haha svfarmer, i thought of Bea and Mira when i saw the pic and wondered if they'd like a go!. So, your son's dog would!. What brave breed has he got?.

I hope your recovery sv is still going really well. Thank you for your lovely wishes re my steroid injection. Im going to ring Rheumy's and see if im on their list. I know it will be a wait and i suspect i will go back to podiatry in Oct no further forward!. Its happened before but i hope im proved wrong.

Updates next week.

TAKE CARE. Xx and keep safe. Xx🐢❀🐢

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svfarmer in reply to misty14

My sons dog is a french bulldog and he loves the water. I’m doing very well thanks Misty πŸ€—πŸ₯°

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Pumpkin2009 in reply to svfarmer

So glad to hear you are doing well after all you have been through. I am sure Mira and Bea are happy, too and played a big part.

Healing hugs.

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svfarmer in reply to Pumpkin2009

Ahh thanks Pumpkin yes both furry girls have been such a comfort to me - how are you doing? X

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Love it, it made me smileπŸ™‚

..but I fear their may be many unwanted dogs soon Misty. I was reading about some dogs bought in lock down. The Dogs Trust said it had seen a 35% increase in calls related to giving up dogs in the last few weeks, as some were reconsidering owning a dog as their circumstances had changed post-lockdown & many no longer had the time for their dogs.πŸ˜’

I had a feeling this would happen after the rush to purchase a 'walking accessory' it breaks my heart! πŸ˜₯

Glad you are getting nearer your appointment ..hope you get a date soon🀞


I agree. Too many people don't understand the commitment and unconditional love the our pets deserve. Pets are not accessories for selfish people's whims.

Healing hugs.

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misty14 in reply to daisydayz

Thank you daisy for your lovely wishes re my injection. Im going to try to find out how long this week so will update soon.

Im glad you liked the 'bonkers pic' daisy but i too am very sad to read from you about the increase in abandoned dogs!.

So many people had 1 or even 2 dogs in lockdowns but i so feared like you that once life became more 'normal' more dogs would be abandoned!. I just hope that 32% figure of calls doesnt increase too much as we go into autumn. 🀞πŸ˜ͺ

How is Harry hedgehog?. Miss Tiggy sends her regards. I do hope your seeing him. Miss Tiggy isnt coming as often as she did but she did come on Sat for tea!. Great to see her. We're still getting the big one come each night for food. He'll be fine for winter hibernation!.

Hope ypu have a good week daisy and keep safe. XxπŸ¦”β€πŸ¦”πŸ€žπŸ¦”β€πŸ¦”πŸ€žπŸ¦”β€

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daisydayz in reply to misty14

Yes Misty, saddly many pet dogs may be a casualty of mans unthoughtfulness yet againπŸ˜₯

I haven't see Harry lately unfortunately, but if I do, I will be sure to pass on Miss Tiggy's regardsπŸ’—, but its great that your 2 little hoggies are staying loyal to you. πŸ¦”πŸ¦”

Take care Misty, keep safe & as pain-free as possibleπŸ’—


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misty14 in reply to daisydayz

I think cats daisy could be the same casualties as well as dogs for the same reasons!. We humans can definitely be very selfish sadly. πŸ˜ͺ

Thank you for your lovely wishes re foot. Im leaving a message with Rheumatology today and hope to hear back soon. 🀞.

I hope you have made progress with your health daisy. Keep fighting if you can, so many of us on here have had to and have had breakthrus.

Sorry that Harry isnt visiting, he might return when the weather goes a bit colder before they hibernate. Miss Tiggy suddenly arrived last night under our gate and spent time snuffling round the garden. She is so sweet but is probably a he!. Ha!. We are lucky having them and my neighbours have them too!.

Do hope you have a safe and happy week. XxπŸ¦”β€πŸ€žπŸ¦”β€πŸ€žπŸ¦”β€πŸ€ž

Fabulous photo Misty. It is lovely to see a dog enjoying life. I love being near the sea but as for getting in it not so much.My Dylan used to love a paddle but since he became blind it spooks him a bit. Brodie on the other hand hates water and refuses to go out in the rain even with his coat on. Gun dogs too πŸ™„. I am so sorry that you still haven’t had the injection in your foot. It really isn’t good enough . I feel so angry for you that they have let you suffer pain needlessly xxx

Thank you cecily for your lovely message of support. I really do appreciate it as i do feel very angry and frustrated at having to chase this injection when it could have been done.

Ill see what rheumatology say but its bound to be a wait and i can definitely forsee me going to Podiatry next month being no further forward!. πŸ˜ͺ

How are you and have you heard from physio yet?. Its a long time for you trying to get knee help!.

Its great you liked the pic cecily and not surprising your blind dog Brodie is scared about water. Its a scary world without ssight!. One thing i dread happening!.

Maybe Dylan had a scare over water and its spooked him ever since?. Have you had them from puppies or rescue?.

Hope you have a safe and healthy week cecily and next sat night the Strictly intro show is on!. Yay!. Can't wait can you?. Xx

It is so wrong Misty. It is not rocket science is it for goodness sake. Surely any qualified Doctor could do it for you? I really do feel for you.No both boys we have had from 8 weeks old. We bought a paddling pool for them a few years back. Dylan would go in to get his ball but Brodie ran away every time we put it up. In the end Buns chewed holes in the damned thing so we had to throw it away.

I haven’t been brilliant this week I have a fever and I think I have another UTI. I hope I feel better by Wednesday as I am going with my lovely carer/ friend to a pottery lesson. I will very possibly be useless but it will be fun and I am very much in need of some.No word at all from the physio.

Two weeks ago poor Brodie started vomiting blood. We had to get him to an emergency vet, he had an acute flare up of his pancreatitis but thankfully is so much better now.

Yes I am soooo looking forward to Strictly and Bake Off xx

I do hope cecily you are feeling better and you don't have a raging UTI. Tomorrow's outing sounds like such a lot of fun, awful to spoil it. Its just nice and important to do something different.

Wonderful to have had your furs from 8 week old puppies. No wonder your so close to them. Scary about Brodie vomiting blood. Hes got a good mum though who knows when to act!. Glad hes better.

So sorry you havent heard from physio either. Its so demoralising and disheartening waiting for appt's as i know only too well. Thats a shocking long wait for you.

I do so appreciate ypur support cecily over this injection. Its just so silly when the podiatrist said he could do it and i really thought he would. Its a bit tricky having to get a particular spot on ball of my foot. I shall have to see them as they won't just agree unseen and it all takes valuable time!.

Ive put a mesdage on the Rheumy's answerphone and am awaiting a call back. 🀞 soon.

Enjoy tomorrow and just lose yourself. Keep safe and take care. Xx

Hi Misty, yes sadly a horrible UTI, fever, back pain and sickness and I am wearing out the floor tiles in the loo lol but hopefully the antibiotics will tackle it quickly. Keep at them about your injection I find it infuriating that someone who can ease your pain just won’t get on and do it. Big Cwtches to you xxx

Oh Cecily, I'm so sorry at your UTI. Don't they always strike at the worst moments!. Do hope you feel better soon and I'm very sorry about tomorrow!. I certainly will keep fighting for this injection, need it so much. Hopefully I will get a call soon. Will update at the weekend. Thanx so much for your support and lots of cwtches to you too. Xx

Love it Misty! Although I love anything dog related! Some of my friends do paddle boarding and I’d like to try (they find it incredibly relaxing) but I really hate depths of water so maybe I’m not the best candidate! 😬 x

Glad you did tea and toast. Im with you on the paddleboarding as i hate depths of water too. Not a confident swimmer at all. !. I guess its relaxing for your friends as you just think about paddling along!. Maybe you could try in a quiet spot?.

Have a good week and keep safe. Xx🐢❀

Love the pic! I don't think Gigi is ready. She is too exuberant and we both would end up in the water. She can swim, but I can't. Since she got over her lyme disease, she is much more energetic which is great. I hope you get your injection very soon. Foot pain is horrible and you have been dealing with it too long.

Healing hugs.

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misty14 in reply to Pumpkin2009

Thanks so much pumpkin for your lovely mesdage and good wishes. I must admit having to chase rheumy now when injection could have been done is so frustrating but heigh ho. I hope i get my reward soon, as i am in a lot of pain with it. Being a non swimmer must have constrained your life.?. Im not a confident swimmer by any means though and don't miss it.

Hope you have a good week and lovely gigi is so lively and well. Keep safe. Xx

That looks like fun Helen, I love the name Bonkers paddle board centre πŸ˜‚! Thanks for the lovely email and the magnesium tip, I do use the sensitive transdermal magnesium but didn’t realise you could get it with chondroitin, I’ll definitely get that one next time. Hope it works well for your mum.

I hope it’s not too long before you get an appointment for your steroid injection🀞Good luck with the phone call chasing it up.

Hope you’ve had a pleasant weekend my lovely, chat soon πŸ₯°πŸ’• πŸ• xxx

I showed your pic to Lily and said "Do u wanna go to Paddle boarding?"...She replied "Are you Bonkers?"😹Thanks for the pic but we're gonna stay on dry ground!! πŸ˜‰

Hope u get that much needed jab soon Misty πŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸ˜½πŸ˜½xx

Are you going bonkers look?
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misty14 in reply to Krazykat26

Aww thanx krazykat, for the πŸ˜‚And lovely lily pic. She does look as if , have you gone crazy mum?. She looks like a lovely friend for you krazykat.

Thank you for your lovely injection wishes . I've just put message on for Rheumy dept so we'll see how it all goes. πŸ‘ŒπŸ»updates next week.

Hope you hear about your car and your 🐒 on safely. XxπŸ’πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

Hi misty , your latest picture has great meaning for me !Firstly i use an awful lot of Worcestershire sauceπŸ’•.

Secondly i spent a long time watching a young olympian from NI do a front flip on his paddle board , it was amazing!

Thirdly it is another super cute picture.

Thanks for giving us a smile on a regular basis 😘

Still got my fingers crossed for steroid injection xxxx

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misty14 in reply to weathervane

Thanx so much weathervane for your lovely message. I really hit the jackpot for you with my pic!. Im so pleased and it just helps us all thru.

Ive left a message with Rheumy dept and so awaiting a callback!. 🀞.

🀞 for your tel appt weathervane , hope helpful for you and not worrying!.

I don't know if you've seen weathervane but the Strictly Intro show is on this Sat. Im so pleased, let the sparkles begin!.

Keep safe and best wishes. Xx. 🀞❀🀞❀

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