Monday, 9 December 2013

Regression

I am always fascinated in the fact that some people can regress at times of illness and stress. As a nurse I have witnessed toddler tantrums from middle aged men under duress and thumb sucking frozen awareness by patients in pain.
It's a common phenomenon in human beings..and is, I suspect, a more common occurrence in men rather than women
When I am full of cold, I return to those " on the couch and under the duvet" times of childhood....watching tv quietly with a lucozade and sympathy and today, William, a six year old  welsh terrier has done exactly the same.
Yesterday, he caught one of his claws on the bed when he jumped down onto the floor and ripped it out. I sprayed the wound with some bright purple antiseptic spray, and although he only showed a minor limp, it was obvious he was uncomfortable and very sorry for himself.
This morning, William disappeared after his morning walk.

I found him fast asleep in bed. His body under the duvet and his head and sore paw gently laid out on my pillow

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  1. I admit to the thumb sucking thing when I'm poorly - which is odd, cos I never did it when I was a kid.

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  2. Oh Bless him. I hope his little purple paw is on the mend soon x

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  3. Ouch, that must have hurt a lot. I'm sure you'll give him lots of love and sympathy.

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  4. Awww. Poor baby. He looks so sweet.

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  5. So touching, hope he's soon on the mend.
    Briony
    x

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  6. Ohhhhhhh....poor little mr.....Makes me want to have a little cry....... I think he should stay there all day..... :(

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    1. He did!
      He even ate some chicken laid down

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  7. Aw bless, I hope he's better soon..

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  8. Ouch! That is such a sweet story/picture.

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  9. Poor William! A very typical male reaction.....much like mine when I am a bit 'under' the weather.
    Hey, we just weren't built to withstand such trauma like women are.It's that simple.

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  10. Poor baby...he will need extra cuddles for a few days. The photo is adorable.

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  11. He's obviously learnt from a 'master'.

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  12. He looks soooo sweet. Hope he feels better soon.

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  13. poor william....lots of bed rest should help!

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  14. Ok - that's like 37 kinds of adorable

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  15. Poor baby! Such a sweet, sweet picture. Give him a cuddle for me!

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  16. Hope you kissed his paw better.
    Jane x

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  17. oo sore paw - poor boy

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  18. Oh my, that is going to hurt for awhile. William might be in your spot for the duration.

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  19. Oh how sweet ~ poor baby. I do the foetal curl under the doona myself ~ it IS therapeutic.

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  20. Truly Sweet William. And with the added bonus that any razor burns will be nicely cleaned up by the antiseptic which is no doubt exactly where you lay your face.

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    1. Marty..he is a sweetie
      The best natured dog I have ever own

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  21. Poor little William. I really hope he is better soon.

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  22. Poor little baby....he just needed some comfort.

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  23. Oh my ~ that is just so sweet

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  24. Bless his little paws.

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  25. Is that purple anti-septic all over the duvet??

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    1. And all over the rug in the front room!

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  26. poor little guy! take good care of dear William for us; he looks like he needs plenty of snuggles!

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  27. Awww, that's the cutest pic ever.

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  28. Finding a place of comfort and security is indeed the best way to heal...
    Susan

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  29. Aww, Willy got a boo-boo! You must put him on the couch in front of some Clifford the Big Red Dog cartoons and give him soothing pats on the head every 30 minutes.

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  30. awwwwwwwwwwwww, Sweetest photo ever. Beyond cute !
    Poor William hope he feels better soon. Dog know, they just curl up somewhere cozy and rest.
    I have posted several photo of thehamish being very "oh woe is me" quiet.
    Watson and thehamish both love pillows for their heads.

    cheers, parsnip

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  31. I hope that you gave him Cream of Tomato soup and a hot water bottle !! XXXX

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    1. He had some shredded chicken and the fat from 6 pork chops

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    2. The doggy equivalent !! XXXX

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  32. So of course that is the CUTEST picture ever.

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  33. Poor, poor William. He is in exactly the right place. Which he knew.

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  34. Now that photo made me feel quite silly, all sort of turned to mush! Hope he gets well soon.

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    1. It is sweet Vera...u big softie

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  35. Oh my goodness, that is pitiful and lovely all at the same time. Poor things can't just pop an aspirin either, can they ...

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  36. Aw bless, poor little William

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  37. Poor little guy!

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  38. Poor dear boy, sleep well William.

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  39. What a beautiful, sweet boy. Wishing dear William a quick and easy recovery.

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  40. Oh John, you dear man, I am sure you left him there - what's a shared bed between lifelong friends.

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    1. He stayed there all day...I carried him outside for a wee

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  41. It has all been said…..get well soon William, you are a sweetheart.

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  42. I miss my airedale Alice whenever I see photos of William. If ever I got another dog it would be a William (-ina)

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  43. In fact I'm going to look up Welsh Terriers for sale in NZ right now.

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    1. They are a lovely breed and such opinionated little dogs

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  44. Handy that he can tuck his sweet self in!

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  45. What a sweetie. I hope he can awaken feeling much better.

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  46. Replies
    1. Mike did you get my text?

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    2. John no I didn't get a txt.

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  47. Love the pic of him, He makes you feel really sorry for him. So it has worked.Give him lots of Hugs.
    Rosezeeta.

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  48. how cute. did he crawl up from the bottom of the bed, or lean over and drag the duvet up to tuck himself in. Clever cookie. get well soon!

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  49. What a sweet dog. I loved that he snuggled under the duvet. Hope his paw is on the mend.

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    1. We found the nail in the bedroom and he still must be in a lot of pain...... I put him in the bath tonight and he's now asleep on the couch after a chicken supper

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  50. Poor little guy, that must have hurt like the dickens!

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  51. It's an overused word, but no matter, bless.

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  52. I understand, William. God bless you.

    Love,
    Janie

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  53. Sweet William, I hope your paw heals quickly!

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  54. My tomcat, Smeagol, came in the other night pretty beat up from a fight, and he was the biggest baby for a couple of days.
    I hope William is feeling better soon.

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  55. He knows where to find comfort and that's lovely.

    We saw Winifred on Saturday, well it was her double actually, called Maisie, she was absolutely adorable, the sad thing was our Rosy, the Jack Russell hated her on sight and would have nothing to do with her. The look on Maisie's face was a picture, "what you don't love me ... really"!!

    Suky, the Pug on the other hand was totally smitten ... she's got good taste that Pug.

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  56. That's how I feel right now. Just had a cyst removed from my scalp, so a bit sore and self-conscious.

    Only screamed once, when the needle went in my scalp, though did find the burning smell as they cauterised all the blood vessels around the growth a bit disconcerting.

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  57. Feeling much the same at the moment, just not with that doggy time to do it!

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