Thursday, 29 March 2012

A Corner Turned

Today I was due to book Albert for a new assessment with a new Vet,
It was the day I had agreed to do something more proactive after his 2 weeks of fasting and lethargy


But as usual, animals have that unwavering ability to surprise you at the ninth hour, and true to form Albert has just  surprised me thirty minutes before I was due to pick up the phone to book him an appointment.
I had just sat down at the kitchen table after night shift this morning when Albert strode past the queue of dogs on the kitchen sofa with noticeable purpose and determination.
He climbed up onto the window ledge, pointed his skinny little bottom at a fairly astonished Mabel and let out a long and rather musical fart.
Satisfied with the noise, he then sniffed at the pile of untouched food in his food bowl, licked his lips and bolted down five or six huge mouthfuls with some gusto.


There's Panic buying at petrol stations all over the UK?
But the tiny Trelawnyd crisis of Albert the cat and his mystery illness
seems to be at an end

56 comments:

  1. Yes, seen the panic buying already - jerry cans all over the forecourts thanks to the 'advice' given by an idiot politician.
    They're great at creating panic aren't they.

    Glad Albert's got rid of all that gas and started eating. Was he a bit constipated then?

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  2. Nice one Albert.

    If I fill up the tank in my car a) I'll have to take out a mortgage b) the country will be short of fuel

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  3. As I posted on symdaddy's blog - http://symdaddy.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/another-unexpected-day-off-due-to.html

    "...Fuel shortages? You are joking, for sure? Why is Britain experiencing fuel shortages. Its expensive here at $AUS1.49/litre ($AUS6.80/UK Gal) but plentifully available 24/7. (1.00 AUD = 0.651143 GBP, so 4.45GBP/Gal)..."

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  4. Great to hear that Albert has come right and letting the household know about it too :-)

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  5. Glad to hear that Albert has got his appetite back. I think he should have a special treat for his dinner.

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  6. I do that to H.I. every morning before breakfast, and I haven't seen a vet for 30 years or more.

    I've got to go to Dorset on Friday - if there's any petrol left.

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  7. So pleased that the panic at your house is over without no more than a good healthy fart ............ah bless! Panic buying, what complete nonsense, just walk a little more and drive a little less.

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  8. The joyful sound of the "fart" is surely the sign of good health ! Way to go Albert, the fasting stage has done its job of healing ...

    $1.35 at one Gas Station here at one while out & about on our Road Trip yesterday. The sad part is Canada has oil, so why are our prices rising? Politics I can never be bothered every beginning to understand.

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  9. Sounds as if Albert's well and truly back on form :-) Seen the panic buying on the news ...chickens without heads springs to mind.

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  10. Glad that all worked out.

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  11. Cats, they do so love to yank our chains! Glad he's better!

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  12. Hooray for Albert! Was afraid that empty pink bowl boded tragedy. (But what a styling bowl - kind of Jackie O/Chanel inspired!)

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  13. Glad Albert is back on board. I know I for one am relieved. I feel better.

    I think Albert just made his opinion known regarding the so called gas shortage.

    I loved the group photo and it was very telling.

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  14. Glad Albert is back on board. I know I for one am relieved. I feel better.

    I think Albert just made his opinion known regarding the so called gas shortage.

    I loved the group photo and it was very telling.

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  15. He was just testing you to make sure that you cared!

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  16. Sounds like he's 'gone with the wind'. Good on yer, Albert.

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  17. Good for Albert.....so....now you have a flatulent cat as well as a flatulent bulldog.

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  18. Albert and Mabel farting competitions...ladies and gentlemen place your bets, please.
    Jane x

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  19. Glad Albert's better.

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  20. I love the fact that people all over the world are celebrating a cat fart in a tiny corner of Wales.

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  21. Quite often, that's all Jerry needs to feel better, as well.

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  22. There has never been any accounting for cats - somebody at yesterdday's poetry meeting read an incredibly true poem about cats:

    'Cats no less liquid than their shadow' by ASJ Tessimond. Don't know whether you can find it on the internet but it sounds like Albert to a T.

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  23. Cats fart? Who knew?

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  24. Perhaps Albert is a new source of fuel for you? Get some Meccano, build a little derrick around his hind end and flare off the gas until the oil begins to spurt...

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  25. Haha. Glad to hear Albert seems to be back to his old self.
    Hope the fuel crisis blows over quickly.

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  26. No, it's not the end, just the end of a chapter. Because cats can't speak, I think the noise he made whilst on the window sill was probably some sort of judgement upon Cameron and Maud's creation of a petrol crisis. Keep those two names in mind should you decide to add worms to your menagerie.

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  27. Yay for Albert! (sorry for Mabel's experience though).

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  28. So, Albert has "announced" his return to more normal living. Well, normal for him. Good news. Too bad you can't "harness" that "announcement" and use it in your car.

    Politics is a noble and important human calling. It's just that the @$#%^$& politicians give the whole process such a bad name. I doubt all the G&T in Britain could fix that. Sigh!

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  29. Hurrah! Something the politician's can't take credit for!

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  30. Good for Albert--I wonder if he can do something about the high prices of gas?

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  31. Lovely to hear that Albert has decided to Keep Calm and Carry On, I'm sure that Mabel welcomed his gesture wholeheartedly.

    It's back to horse and cart methinks :(

    ~Jo

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  32. Bless him. He obviously had a blockage somewhere in his internals, and must have been thoroughly pleased when it was evacuated. Dear old Mabel must have been quite surprised to have that trapped wind blown in her direction!

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  33. I'm glad to hear Albert has recovered. I have an elderly torty named Tweedy. She has good days and bad, but I always rejoice in the good ones.
    (BTW, the reason I couldn't connect to your blog was because I used "disaster movie" instead "disaster film". That's how we yanks think!)

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  34. Good on you, Albert! We had to go out today (Aged Aunt needed help) every petrol station we passed was closed... madness.

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  35. Albert trumpeting his good news, then!

    I, too, wondered if the empty cat dish was a bad sign. I'm happy to read that it's not!

    megan

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  36. Class act that Albert

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  37. Glad Albert let loose. How does one spell relief?

    Maybe that was his opinion on the so called gas shortage?

    Hopefully you can relax now. It is so tough having a sick pet.

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  38. God
    Your fucking animal stories make me sick!
    who do you think you are fucking Doctor Dolittle??
    yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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  39. Benny
    read the one tomorrow.... it will put you into intensive care!

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  40. Dogs fart! Surely cats do something TOTALLY different! lol Albert is such a cat with an attitude....I'd love him!

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  41. a cat with gas......great!!

    Gill

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  42. Yay Albert! So glad he's better.

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  43. Glad to hear it all came out in the end. So to speak.

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  44. Benny ought to come over to mine and read up on early base metal candlesticks.

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  45. Just caught your deleted post on my blogfeed...ignore them. They don't have to read, or comment.
    All the best
    gz

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  46. Please be that he is okay now, there's nothing more upsetting than an animal that's sick, the reason being that they can't tell you what's wrong.
    Briony
    x

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  47. Personally, I love your animal stories Mr Doolittle!

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  48. I certainly enjoy your stories John, animal or otherwise! Keep doing what you do...more people appreciate it and those that don't have no need to comment or even read the bloody post!! Glad Albert is better.
    Jo xx

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  49. Uh oh.. you took down the Benny post? I hope you're OK. Please don't let this get you down. You're a wonderful, wonderful writer and I have no idea why you attract such negativity. Hugs to you and all your wonderful animals.

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  50. I'm glad that Albert is feeling better. I look forward to your daily blog no matter what the content is!

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  51. The Bennys of this world are best treated with the contempt they deserve.
    Delete without engaging in debate, it frustrates them no end and then they clear off elsewhere to try to upset someone else.

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  52. Phyllis and Rooster are a handsome pair.

    After reading Benny's comment, it is quite obvious why we love and appreciate the animal kingdom!

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  53. I missed your Benny post. Doctor Doolittle ha ! You make me smile xx

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  54. Well I didn't know cats farted. Or was it a one off?

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