Saturday, December 31, 2005

"Please let me back inside you bloody humans...its 4,000 degrees hot out here...and if you show me any more photos of those lucky Corgis playing in the snow ... or looking wistfully out side I'll bloody well howl the house down... ifn I can get inside to do it. "

Not true...he's lying on the cool floor right at my feet right now in the airconditioning...

Poor Thorn...he's been limping a bit lately so we took him to the Vet yesterday...in about 1998 he had a lump (non cancerous) cut out of his shoulder...then again in 2001(?) but this time they had to take out muscle and he almost didn't come around after the operation. That vet said not to risk another big op because of his reaction...

The lump (tumor...we hope not malignant...or at least if it is slow growing) has grown and he's a bit sore. He'ss eleven now and as the vet says they tend to live about 15-18...so we are hoping it is slow... but to look at his big smiley face and know is harder than with a human being.

I love to go down and chuck his ball and watch him bolt after it and he loves it too, but know now just to give him small throws and not too many as it was making it sore...he doesn't know why...

He's such a wonderfully spitited dog, full of that total joy of life that a happy dog has... so all I hope for him ia that it grows slowly as it has been and that he lives out his life with not too much pain...

To operate would be to take out the whole shoulder, leg and underlying as it is just into the neck now... he would not survive this.

Quietly, as in here I can say I feel sad ... but its not as if anything is going to happen right now...its just the thought of the future...he's sitting here being so loyal and in the now... we could be a bit more like dogs in many ways and the world would be a better place... except when they go round sniffing each other...might not go down too well with some Hey! Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

charlie said...

Aren't dogs just great!
Charlie

Brownie said...

THINGS WE COULD LEARN FROM DOGS

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

When loved ones come home, always run to meet them.

Let others know when they have invaded your territory.

Take naps and stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and touch him or her gently.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a growl will do.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shade tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wiggle your entire body.

No matter how often you're scolded, do not buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.