Monday, 8 June 2015

A Lesson In Avoidance


I've been putting off taking Meg to the vets today and busied myself with rearranging the living room furniture and cleaning up. It's a stereotypical gay man's coping mechanism in avoiding what needs to be done! This morning I went to the shops and bought individual portions of chicken , garlic sausage and turkey slices to tempt Meg to eat and after wafting each tidbit in front of her in an enticing way, I had to admit defeat. The vet surgery didn't open until 2pm so I busied myself with titivating





I scrubbed the paintwork, found £4.58 in change down the back of my armchair and removed the remains of a mummified mouse found under the sofa, so it was nearly 1.30 pm when I eventually finished. I put the feed bowls down for the other dogs, got changed and searched for Meg to be off to the vets.
I found her in the kitchen
Eating the whole of George's dinner.......


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  1. I think we are not out of the woods with Meg, and if her "runs"continue
    I will take her to the vets later this week.
    For the moment , though, I will see

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    1. Perhaps she's been eating the cat's food all along and THAT's the problem ?

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  2. Fingers firmly crossed for dear little Meg. We can all only hope that visit to vet will show that she's tickety-boo again.

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  3. I'm sure dogs are psychic ... even us thinking of the vets makes them suddenly start acting normal and well again. I hope she continues to pick up.

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    1. I was thinking the same Sue!

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  4. My dog had runs if he just looked at something other than his prescription dog food. Then we moved to Argentina and he was fine.
    Go figure . Maybe you and Meg should take a little trip .. you know .. just in case there was something to it :)
    Best of luck to little Meg..
    ps - my vet told me that it was perfectly alright to give my dog Immodium or Kaopectate .. I am not sure of the spelling on the last one. It worked ! No treats !! and no human food.

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    1. I get some much good advice here sometimes thanks for that

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  5. Just like children, they make a liar out of you.
    I hope the diarrhea stops and there is no further bother for her.

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  6. Pleased to hear that you found Meg in the kitchen eating George's dinner ... I laughed out loud! I am new to your blog and find it rather entertaining.

    Best wishes that Meg continues back to her old self.

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    1. not just entertaining, SandyExpat, try 'eyeopening'.
      have you read some earlier posts?
      go on, take a look, we'll wait.....
      (grin)
      x
      ps don't drink or eat whilst reading!!!!!

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    2. Welcome aboard sandy expat

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  7. I love the way your house looks.
    I hope that Meg gets better now she's eating. At least you got all that cleaning done, and then a free afternoon!

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  8. Typical dog \i would say John - but poor old dear, do hope she continues to improve and manages a few more years.

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  9. I hope all goes well at the vet. At least she at a little something.

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  10. Your house looks quite a bit like mine. I'm serious about that.
    Oh, Meg! Get well and stop worrying your daddy!

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    1. Post a few shots of yours..id be interested to see them

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  11. Hope her runs stop, she continues to eat (whether her own or the others' food) and a visit to the vet isn't necessary. Your sitting room looks absolutely blummin lovely....I'm dead jealous.

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    1. Sometimes it doesnt smell quite so clean as it looks

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  12. Oh thank goodness she gobbled up George's dinner. I hope her runs stop soon and that she perks up now. xx

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  13. One of my dogs, Penny, had a recurring illness that went on for years. It began when we moved to our new house. She would be in terrible pain for days and then it would subside. One time she hadn't eaten or drunk water in days and we thought she had come to the end. The vet was coming that afternoon to help her slip into the next life. I lay with her on our bed, sobbing on and off as one does, and after awhile Penny lifted her head and looked at me, jumped off the bed and headed to the toilet for a drink, then to the kitchen where she ate. She lasted many more months. I think she thought 'how sad, someone is going to die - OMG it's me, I'd better get up and going again'.

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    1. They break your heart dont they?

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  14. Hey ho. I hope Meg continues to improve; at least she's eating again x

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    1. Yes... But she vomited later on:(
      I will take her to the vets tomorrow

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  15. I do hope Meg gets back to normal soon. I would not wait and see how she does. I would take her to the vet, but that's just how I am.

    Cleaning…I guess I need to get up from here and get with the program.

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    1. I will take her as I wonder if her symptoms are renal related.
      I suspect she's got a degree of kidney failure

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  16. Good for Meg!! I love your cozy sitting room and that cute little storage door under the stairs!

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    1. Its amazing how much shite you can get in a cupboard like that!

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  17. could you please rearrange the furniture at my house too? and clean? I seem to have been born without a domestic gene...

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  18. You may have discovered the cause!

    Well wishes to Meg.

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  19. Good news about Meg and her eating again. Yes, please come over and rearrange our furniture too.

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  20. Why the accompanying photos from The Victorian House at The North Wales Folk Museum? By God they had it tough in those days!

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  21. Your home looks very cosy. Hope Meg is ok.
    Lisa x

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  22. I love your house; so warm and cozy.
    And I was happy to hear Meg was eating; that's a good sign.

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    1. Thanks Bob...it does look like two old ladies live there eh?

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  23. Oh what fickle creatures dogs can be!!! At least you made some cash out of the cleaning and rearranging!

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    1. Chris is worried, i have stolen " his" sofa

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  24. Enjoying your sharings. Hope your Meg is well on-the-mend.

    We had a Meg-girl too, a little Scottish terrier, golden wheaten-colored. She survived many close brushes, including her mom rolling over and nearly suffocating her as a newborn. We called her Miracle Meg.

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    1. Our Scottie George is the healtiest of all of our dogs.......
      He's never really been sick in 8'years

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  25. Love that mantlepiece - looks like it's made from a railway sleeper.

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    1. I found it in a local shop....it coast me 10£ and it fitted perfectly

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  26. Gud Dug Meg !
    Of course The Square Ones think their woofs helped.
    They do break our hearts don't they.

    cheers, parsnip

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  27. Good news! I hope she gets over whatever it was. My daughter's dog, Sylvia, used to go through something similar at this time each year. Then they realized it was related to her 'heart worm' vaccination. The following year they didn't vaccinate her, and she was fine. She's now 17 and still going strong, and has never had heart worms either.
    Like the peek inside your cottage, very cozy. Liked the last one best, tried to figure out what was at the bottom of the stairs, and finally realized it was Winifred's bum!

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    1. She was contemplating a move into the garden.......she stayed like that, thinking about it, for ten minutes

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  28. Perhaps she just doesn't like dry toast?

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    1. Funnily enough she usually goes bananas over toast......i wish i was as easily pleased

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  29. Oh I almost didn't finish your post because I didn't want to hear bad news!!! Maybe just a tummy ache. I sometimes must give one of my dogs Pepto Bismal tablets. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I've had my fair share of bad news regarding dogs diana......just look for the post entitled " the last mabel post" or " chasing cars" and you'll understand
      X

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  30. Fingers crossed for Meg. I too get an appetite watching other people work...

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  31. I hope Meg continues to improve.

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  32. Hope dear Meg feels better soon. Have you had her tested for Giardia? Our old fellow Buzzy McDuff was showing the same symptoms, vet tested his poo and a round of meds cleared it up fast. Vet said he probably acquired it from the wild turkeys and geese visiting the yard. Just a thought. X

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    1. Thank you for that..i have used a strong wormer with meg so i hope shes clear but i will mention it to the vets many thanks

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  33. Love your cosy cottage pictures, and glad that Meg is on the mend x

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  34. At least her appetite hasn't been offended by your rabid cleaning. Maybe the distraction helped her, too. Congrats on the recovered cash!

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    1. I forgot to add I found 2 knives, 2 spoons, 5 pens, 5 crisp bags, a scotch egg wrapper and a film magazine!

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    2. LOL! Sounds like what I find under mine... minus the scotch egg wrapper (no such thing in my corner of Oz!) and with the additions of lots of balls and kongs! Fingers and toes crossed for wee Meg.

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  35. Glad to hear she is eating again, maybe time to see if the vet can make her more comfortable?

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    1. Good idea.......hows the nerve pain?

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  36. I do hope little Meg is ok , your blogging family is worried about that darling girl . You take care too John x

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  37. You mentioned rearranging furniture on my blog once.
    I found $9.00 in the laundry today. Mine!

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    1. Result.......what did u buy?

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  38. All's well that ends well.

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  39. Being late I have the advantage of all the extra info you've added in your replies, John - I see you are taking Meg in to the vet tomorrow. Good luck; I hope she can be comfortable for awhile longer.

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  40. Sending best wishes for Meg. I've been where you are and it sucks. Sorry.

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  41. I do like that pair of cupboards, either side of the fireplace,... and you've resisted having them stripped too.

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  42. Does Albert pay with the knitting wool?

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    1. No, usually with the carcass of a dead rabbit

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  43. I make more effort to get my sick pets to eat than I do when my children are poorly. Hugs to you and Meg from Thandi, Eloise and I.

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  44. We spent weeks arranging the furniture in our new house until we were happy with everything. Now we're reluctant to move anything at all in case it leads to months of tinkering and experimenting.

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  45. Oh my! I hope the return of her appetite is an indication that she's on the upswing.

    Thanks so much about asking re. the flower show! I feel a little strange entering since I live so far away and have never even laid eyes on Trelawnyd, but I appreciate the invitation. :)

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  46. You bugger. I was gearing myself up to cope.
    So glad she's got her appetite back. Mind you, bit sorry for George. Maybe he got the turkey sausage?

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  47. I'd not be comfortable about Meg until I had reassurance...she was off her food for too long. Hope it was just a bug.

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  48. Glad Meg's on the mend. You wouldn't like to come round to my house and "avoid what needs to be done" would you? I've got plenty of cleaning and rearranging to help you take your mind off things.

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  49. Hi from Texas! New to your blog. Just a thought..boiled chicken mixed with plain white rice and no other foods. Dogs also benefit from probiotics. Try giving immodium tablets. My dog had a bad bout and with meds the vet also prescribed packets of Fortiflora by Purina that is sprinkled over food for about 2 weeks. If it isn't better in a few days then you may need to go to a vet. Hope it gets better..they are like family to us. Also..dirty martini with a bleu cheese stuffed olive..wow!

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  50. Hi from Texas! New to your blog. Just a thought..boiled chicken mixed with plain white rice and no other foods. Dogs also benefit from probiotics. Try giving immodium tablets. My dog had a bad bout and with meds the vet also prescribed packets of Fortiflora by Purina that is sprinkled over food for about 2 weeks. If it isn't better in a few days then you may need to go to a vet. Hope it gets better..they are like family to us. Also..dirty martini with a bleu cheese stuffed olive..wow!

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  51. Hi from Texas! New to your blog. Just a thought..boiled chicken mixed with plain white rice and no other foods. Dogs also benefit from probiotics. Try giving immodium tablets. My dog had a bad bout and with meds the vet also prescribed packets of Fortiflora by Purina that is sprinkled over food for about 2 weeks. If it isn't better in a few days then you may need to go to a vet. Hope it gets better..they are like family to us. Also..dirty martini with a bleu cheese stuffed olive..wow!

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    1. Suzanne,,welcome
      I tried her with rice and chicken two weeks ago...she ate it at first but refused it over last weeke nd x

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  52. John,
    Thanks for the welcome. So sorry the chicken and rice didn't work. I fret over my sweet Lola when she is ill. Hoping Meg rallies.

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