Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Meatballs On the Dashboard


I am aware that I haven't given you all an update on George since we got home.
Today seems to be "George Day" so I shall endeavour to rectify this somewhat.
The truth is that there seems to be no real news at the moment.
On the surface, the old boy is well. The foul smelling lump under his jaw is receding in size and odour and he is still three quarters the way through his antibiotics.
He is eating well, and looking bright but I am not blind to the fact that he probably has something sinister lurking around his jaw, and in various lumps and bumps over his body.
He is an old dog, and after his course of medication we shall consult the vet yet again for guidance.
In the meantime, he is having some nice George time.
Today he came with me to B& Q
He sat on his own towel ( and cushion) on the passenger seat and felt very spoilt as he could look through the windscreen without hindrance.
He was bought his very own pack of chicken meatballs ( his absolute fav treat) and was fed four ,( one hiding his morning antibiotic tablet,) in the car park as he happily watched people ambling around with their shopping trolleys.
And he was taken to the beach promenade for his very own, uninterrupted and unhurried mooch from one fascinating piss mark to another .

I need to prep and paint the front door today.
There is washing in need of hanging up and all of the other animals are stamping their little feet for attention.
But for one peace filled hour,
I sat with my grey eyed old scottie
just him and me on a beach facing bench.
Sharing cheap meatballs.





45 comments:

  1. Darling George... I hope he enjoyed the one on one time with you...having elderly animals is a joy and a trial all rolled into one... so quiet times are to be treasured. {{{HUGS}}} to both of you.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  2. sounds like a lovely time with wee georgie.

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  3. Oh bless his heart, if George wrote a blog, it would go something like this one you have posted but the end would be the raves over the delicious treat that you shared with him, after spending such a great day.

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  4. George is receiving right royal care. Prince (or King?) George! Long may he reign.

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  5. I am glad that you got to spend some one-to-one time with George.

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  6. John Gray, you really understand what makes a life

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    1. Kylie, you nailed it. So well done, John. There's a reason I never miss this blog. Mary

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  7. My friend Kathleen used to load her dogs up in the car and drive them to McDonald's where they'd go through the drive-through and she'd get them all hamburgers which they enjoyed with the wind blowing through their ears. I have no idea if the dogs kept memory of it but I do and you have given us a memory of you and George and it, too, is such a sweet one.

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  8. Sing it to "Footsteps on the dance floor, remind me baby of you." I'm thinking of Elton and K.D. Lang. It'll make you smile.

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  9. My heart breaks for you and George. I couldn't help but cry as I was reading this. I lost my girl a few years ago and it still hurts. Sorry John.

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  10. Glad you had a lovely time with George and made some memories. xx

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  11. we all love George

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  12. Meatballs on the dashboard has really touched my heart, bringing back lots of memories of my own time shared with some delightful pups. Thank you, and best wishes for George.

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  13. If the antibiotics are having an affect, That is a huge positive, yes? Fingers crossed for dear George!

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  14. I think you are rather pleased to be home again with George and the rest of the gang.

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  15. George deserves all the TLC you can provide. The time you're spending with him is more important than anything.

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  16. That sweet boy.

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  17. the saddest thing in the world is old dogs. teddy's eyes are gray and her hearing is bad. however, it was always selective at best. did you eat some of george's meatballs? shame!

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  18. Oh, sweet Georgie. He's my favorite of your dogs and I'm glad he's getting better. I'm also glad he got some special time with you all to himself.

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  19. This post makes me tear up. I hope that George is feeling better soon. What a special day that you had with him.

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  20. Pets age so fast. It can be heartbreaking.

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  21. No words needed as you sit and gaze to sea.x

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  22. George has a special place for me as I have my own aging Scottie.. Fitz. He is almost 10, diabetic and blind, but his favorite thing to do is sit at the top of the deck stairs and watch over his yard. I often wonder if he replays his jaunts through his mind as he watches over it. Wishing you and George many happy memories to come.

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  23. Alone time is VERY important.

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  24. I love George.

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  25. Nothing more important at the moment than sharing cheap meatballs with an old friend, everything else can wait.

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  26. And I think you probably both needed that sharing time together John. Good luck to the old chap.

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  27. Keep cluckin on old boy. Enjoyed the post.

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  28. I am crying buckets over post. This is so sweet. I am so happy you spent some quiet one and one time with him.
    George is acting how Watsons did. He also enjoyed everything you wrote . In Watsons later years just sitting and watching was perfect for him. Plus everyone would stop to see a Scotty ! Not very common in Arizona. If you looked at him he would wag his tail thump thump and smile. I loved that about him. When Adam took him for his walk he would slowing walk and sniff the flowers. He loved flowers. Although he loved chicken Watson favorite food was Bisquick pancakes.
    I have been thinking of George and Watson so much (more) since you mentioned his jaw problem.

    xo, gayle

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  29. I'm glad you altered the usual routine to give George an outing and a treat (albeit one with a pill!). Our pets aren't with us for all that long, in the big picture, and the good ones break our hearts when they get old or sick. Hugs to you both.

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  30. I do hope the vet find something simple and treatable when he finishes his round of antibiotics. Sometimes it is nice to share time and a goodie with just one child ...

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  31. Lipstick on your collar...

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  32. One on one time. Precious for you both.

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  33. Gorgeous George, an elederly guinea pig of ours had a,similar problem it turned out he had broken one of his teeth and this resulted in a huge growth. The vet diagnosed an abcess, drained it, gave him antibiotics and he was fine x

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  34. Dear old George...fingers crossed that after his antibiotics are all finished the vet finds it is nothing very serious at all.

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  35. Your so sweet with the old guy. Sometimes your blog is a bit racy (raucy?) for me BUT from the things you say about people and your animals I know you have a BIG heart, so I keep reading. I can see the love in you and how it shows.

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  36. Precious moments hope you get to spend many more with George I think all pets enjoy one on one time.
    Your a good man John.

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  37. Bless his heart...I'm sure he loved the special time.

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  38. Only just caught up with your blog as been away for a few days. Oh my dear George, lovely you had time together, just the two of you. Bless you and I hope he continues to improve. Sue

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  39. It sounds like its just what you and George needed.

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  40. Your tenderness has made me teary again. Making the most of each other is the best thing now.

    Jean

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  41. Another magic moment to share and remember, John. Fingers crossed that there is nothing seriously wrong with George.

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  42. George's perfect day ❤

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