Thursday, 2 March 2017

News


I popped in to Tescos this morning and when I was perusing the cheese counter a woman I didn't know tapped me on the shoulder and asked " Is Winnie ok?"
Such is the power of bulldogs.

The vet rang me at 2.30 to tell me that Winnie had pulled through the operation and the anaesthetic.
" Are you happy with her" I asked
" Yes, she's still breathing" was the pragmatic reply.
The sweet receptionist was more effusive " She's blew me a kiss" she told me in full giggly mode.

Hey ho 

157 comments:

  1. Very pleased to read this. x

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  2. Well that's a big weight off your mind (and the minds of Winnie's and your many followers).

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  3. Interesting how happy this news makes people all around the world......the power of Winnie (and you)
    Peter

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  4. Great news, but still waiting to exhale...

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  5. Power to Winnie. I hope you're spoiling her, of course you are. Great news.

    Jean

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  6. So happy for Winnie & you. You are lucky to have each other!

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  7. Next time someone asks me "How are you?" I am going to reply "Well, I am still breathing."

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    1. When someone asks me how I am usually say over the phone "I'm Alive" in a sorta Dracula voice.
      It is a giggle

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    2. Around where I live the common greeting is "Hi, how are you?". When I first moved here I would always give an honest answer. Then I realised that nobody really listened to the answer, it was just a greeting, and the expected response is "I'm good".

      So, now when someone say's "Hi, how are you?". I sometimes reply "miserable as usual". To which the response is frequently "well that's good to hear".

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    3. My father's answer to this was "Upright and moving forward." Which I've always rather liked.

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  8. How wonderful to hear such great news. You are a little trooper, Winnie. ♥

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  9. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! SO DAMN HAPPY!

    (does a happy dance at her work desk)

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  10. Fantastic! Know that everything in any health crisis is day to day, but good news is what you are looking for on those days, and you/we got it today. Onward, Winnie ...

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  11. Yay for Winnie! She's a strong old girl! :D

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  12. Thank Goodness, great news at last !

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. Keep on breathing Winnie!x

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  14. All we Winnie lovers are over the moon now! Can't wait to see the visuals of the lovely girl back home. So happy for you and the Prof, J.G. - oh, and for the gorgeous Winnie too!

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  15. Hurray for Winnie! Coming out of anesthesia and still blowing kisses. My kind of girl. X

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  16. Yay!!! I have been waiting on this wonderful news. Good girl, Winnie!!

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  17. Thank God. I am sooooo happy. What a good bit of news. Away to go Winnie. John you must be so relieved (I guess that maybe an understatement.

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  18. Glad to hear it they r such lovely dogs. My grandfather had three. Heres to a swift recovery x

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  19. (It's the sort of reply you would get in this neck of the woods). And I am v glad she is still breathing x

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  20. Thank goodness. Well done Winnie! Xx

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  21. Hooray! Great news. Hope she's home and flirting with workmen soon. xx

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  22. Breathing is an old habit, thankfully it is hard to break, may she recover well and provide years of bulldog kisses.

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  23. Sweet Winnie, took one for the team....
    I had trouble trying to comment yesterday, and couldn't sleep last night for worrying about her.
    Bless her little bulldog kisses :)
    ~Jo

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  24. Blowing kisses Winnie's way...... hugs! deb

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  25. Way to go, Winnie. xo

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  26. Great news! I've been checking in waiting for this!
    Little does Winnie know how folks all over the world have been cheering for her.

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  27. Oh bless her heart, I know you are anxious to be giving that pup a few kisses too !
    Thank you for letting us know how things are ...

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  28. I got up this morning and first thought of Winnie. Good to hear she is on the mend. Albert will be pleased!

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  29. Great relief. Well done, Winnie! Although, recovery can also be tricky for older dogs. So still keeping the good thought!

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  30. Now we just need a work person to check. What a lovely day and even more lovely news.

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  31. Happy to hear that she pulled through the operation! I've been checking the blog at regular intervals.

    When does she come home?

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  32. Wonderful! I hope she continues to do well.

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  33. Yaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so happy for you and Winnie. Speedy recovery to her.

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  34. Hooray! Keep it up Winnie!

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  35. Puppy!!!! Glad she is on the mend and blew kisses.

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  36. Such is the power of Going Gently... and going gently. So pleased to read the news.

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  37. So glad for you and Winnie. Now, bring her home and snuggle up together.

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  38. I'm so glad Winnie is all right. Love that picture too.

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  39. Are the breathing difficulties they have because of anatomy, similar to OSA in humans? Short, large necks, etc.
    Mike

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  40. Very happy to hear this news John.

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  41. great news! i hope she is home soon!

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  42. Fantastic! So happy for you all x

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  43. So pleased to get that news. Hope she continues to get better. Love to you all. You can see from how many comments how many people were wishing her well and checking often! Hugs all round ! Xx

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  44. That's wonderful; thanks for the update. Next comes the challenge of trying to keep an Elizabethan collar on an ... ahem ... oddly-shaped dog. With a younger dog around who I'm sure would just love to help the old girl get the blasted thing off! Best wishes to Winnie for an uneventful post-op period.

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  45. The first step in the healing process - thanks for the update. May the recovery continue well.

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  46. Yay! We love you Winnie, we do, we love you Winnie, we do, we love you Winnie we do. OHHH Winnie we love you!

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  47. Ah, this has made me smile, brilliant news

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  48. Hurrah, hope she continues to make good progress. Sending you a hug.

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  49. Yay! one breath after another old girl x

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  50. I hope Winnie continues to improve

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  51. Tell her we love her so much.

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  52. That was very good news!

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  53. Great news. Keep us up to date.

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  54. I should NOT be reading your blog right now at work, let along commenting, but I just had to know. I'm very relieved and I hope she continues to do well and is home thinking dirty thoughts about workmen soon!! -Jenn

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  55. Breathing a big sigh of relief. Go Winnie 💜

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  56. That's excellent news. I've been worried all day. Wishing her a speedy recovery now.

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  57. A wonderful first step. Yay. And thank you for letting us know.

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  58. So sorry to read this (belately, having been away at a funeral). Our lovely old Doberman X, Tara, had Pyometra aged 12, had the op, and was waiting for us in reception when we came to collect her. She jumped up and put her paws on my chest, delighted to see me. Blardy hell, I wouldn't do that after a hysterectomy! I am sure Winnie will pull through and as the vet said, she's still breathing . . . I hope she is home with you and on the mend soon.

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  59. Wonderful news! Can't wait for a home report.

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  60. a good first report; we'll take it!

    And thank you so much for taking the time to keep us posted.

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  61. Really hope all goes well for her, will be eagerly watching for each post.
    Briony
    x

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  62. Hurrah for Winnie, if love can keep her going she will be fine. Love Janx.

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  63. I'm blowing her lots and lots of kisses! Keep on Winnie girl!

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  64. Poor sweet Winnie. A hug to you too, John.
    Greetings Maria x

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  65. This is good. You go, Winnie.

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  66. Fabulous news!!... I have been holding my breath and now I can go about my day knowing Winnie is more of less out of the woods...Hugs to everyone concerned.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  67. Yay Winnie! Go Girl! We will keep sending love her way til she's home and beside you on the bed again.

    Virginia in Wellington, NZ!!

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  68. Good news John. Let's hope she keeps on getting better and better. X

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  69. Excellent news! Way to go, old girl!

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  70. Ahhhhhhh.... breathing out!! Like Jo in Auckland I've been holding my breath, anxious to hear your news of Winnie. Poor vet - I think she must be aware of your blog John... she knew she had the weight of not only a devoted owner/s and family but hundreds of fans who love having Winnie as part of their day.
    Rest well now John - your girl Winnie is going to be better than ever :D

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  71. Love Winnie and all your animal's antics...hope she is home soon. This is just the news we have been hoping to read!

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  72. Good girl Winnie - thank goodness, that's the first hurdle over. What a relief. Just take it gently old girl.

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  73. Huzzah! That's the kind of news I like to read!

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  74. What wonderful news! Wishing her a full and speedy recovery!

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  75. Had spent a nail biting day on Winnies behalf culminating in lighting a candle - thought all bases should be covered !

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  76. Email from jason

    Good to read the little beauty got through the op ....with her following, I was most disappointed that there wasn't a BBC Wales news team outside the vets giving up to the minute news on her condition ....I will be writing a strongly worded letter to the Director General to convey mine and many others disgust that this most eminent of personalities was blatantly disregarded for her 'news worthiness '

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    1. Ha! I totally agree, Jason!

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  77. Brilliant news, I hope that she continues to recover well and is soon welcoming any stray workmen around.

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  78. I've been checking on your blog way more than a normal person should and I am so happy she has pulled through! What a great old gal she is!!

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  79. I knew you could do it Winnie!!!

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  80. Oh that is brilliant news.
    Sending lots of kisses Winnie-x-x-x-

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  81. Oh Joy!!!
    xoxo
    Barbara

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  82. I am alone at home with cats but we all did a Happy Dance for dear Winnie anyway !!

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  83. Wonderful news. I hope Winnie continues to get well. Is this surgery a ''cure'' or she will need continuing treatment and perhaps hospitalization? Hugs to you both.

    lizzy

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  84. Great news! I hope she gets to come home soon.

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  85. Glad to hear Winnie did well. Hope that she will soon be home.

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  86. Finally! I have been so utterly distracted that a friend who was on the phone asked me if I was alright and I said I am wondering how Winnie is doing. After a moment of silence quiet carefully she said "who is Winnie?" Some people are just so dense, I guess I was sure by now the whole world knows who Winnie is. And they should.

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    1. That comment almost made me cry

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  87. I am loving this big wave of lurve for Winnie....thank you EVERYONE!

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  88. Whew, that is a bit of a relief.Glad to hear the good news, lets all hope it keeps getting better and Winnie is comfortably at home soon.

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  89. From one old girl to another, well done Winnie..! So pleased and relieved to read you came through OK.

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  90. Good to hear there's plenty of life in the old girl yet.

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  91. Oh, I can't tell you the relief I feel on reading this! For a dog I will never know, it's as if we were best friends. Thank you for the update, John. Keep breathing, Winnie!

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  92. Huzzah, Winnie! I've been so worried.

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  93. So relieved! I've been checking for news all day and though I've been following your blog for a few months I've never commented before, just wanted to send love to dear Winnie. Love that picture too.

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  94. Wonderful news! Thank you St. Theresa (Little Flower). I will continue to pray for Winnie to have a good recovery with no complications. I hope Winnie is able to get home soon to her family.

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  95. Thank God! I know she is not my dog but it felt like she was. I will continue to pray for all of you. I think I will let myself cry now.
    Joyce from USA

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  96. On a gray day Winnie's news has lifted me.

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    1. Freudian slip there...Grey Day xxx

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  97. I went to "Search this blog" and typed in 'winnie' then I read her blogs and understand a little better why we are all obsessed by her.

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    1. Jan whilst you are at it look at " The Last Mabel post" and type in Constance
      My two previous bulldogs ...characters both

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    2. Agreed, they are a wonderful breed, all characters!

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  98. Very glad all went well. I hope Winnie can come home soon and her recovery is uneventful.

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    1. Susan..i understand that she is not out of the woods as yet x

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  99. First and biggest hurdle over, now just convalescence & t.l.c which I'm sure she'll get from you and Albert x

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  100. Thank goodness, hoping for all the best for the next few days or dear Winnie.

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  101. So pleased wishing Winnie a Good recovery.

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  102. So pleased wishing Winnie a Good recovery.

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  103. Yay Winnie, so far so good, keep strong beautiful girl
    ❤️ Love from the land down under

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  104. Let me be the 127th person to wish Winnie a speedy recovery.

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    1. Let me be the 128th comment to thank you xxx thank you allxxx

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  105. So happy to know I am not the only one smitten with a bulldog they have never met. Blowing get well kisses to Miss Winnie from Canada. Keeping a good thought for her speedy recovery

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  106. That's our Winnie..ya hoo...i almost hooted in the restaurant.
    Wonderful news...

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  107. So happy to know Winnie came through the surgery that I cried. Been worried about the old girl. So from one old girl to another I send kisses and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  108. Thinking of Winnie and all of you, too. Linda P.

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  109. Winnie was my first thought when I woke up this morning. So glad she is ok! Go Winnie go!

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  110. I don't comment but read regularly. Much love & good wishes for Winnie. I, too, pray for a speedy recovery.

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  111. Gain Yersl' Lassie!
    Translation from Scots........"You Go Girl"!

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  112. Good ole gal. She's a trooper. She probably loved the vet's uniform.
    Maybe you can take the 'slipper of shame' to her to encourage her recovery. Will you spend a few nights sleeping on the floor with her when she gets home?

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  113. So good to hear! Keep it up, Winnie!

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  114. Kisses to WInnie from Texas, lots of love to all.
    Pam in TX.x

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  115. Made my day! Look forward to some homecoming pictures of Ms Winnie

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  116. That's the best news all week, good on you Winnie!!! very happy for you John and the Prof and gang. Hope she will be coming home soon.

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  117. Love every single word of this post from start to finish. We are all that stranger tapping you on the shoulder and I sort of feel like Winnie has blown us all a kiss.

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  118. Ah, the power of positive thinking, John! How mighty is the internet when we put our collective brainpower together and hope for this outcome. This makes a very good night.

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  119. From one old girl to another, well done Winnie..! So pleased and relieved to read you came through OK.

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  120. Good woman Winnie! We're rooting for you!

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  121. Good news YAY . . .
    Loved the picture of you "John and foursome" . . .
    Winnie is very popular around the world . . .

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  122. Thank goodness! So pleased to hear that news.

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  123. Yes, what everyone else says.

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  124. The power of prayer! Happy to hear the good news.

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  125. Just a PS: Someone above mentioned the wearing of the post operative "cone of shame". I don't know if your vet stocks these snazzy post-operative suits, but this was what I used for my dog when she had surgery for pyometra. It meant that she could not get at the stitches as well as keeping the area clean while she healed and it was easy to just pop in the wash when it got a bit grubby. She was still able to do her business with the suit on and while people do stare, it is far more comfortable for the doggy than those awful plastic cones. And let's face it, Winifred is NOT a person who wears plastic - she's far too classy :)

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  126. I've breathed a tentative sigh of relief for both you and Winnie, here's to a uncomplicated recovery xXx

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  127. Hugs for you and Winnie!💖

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  128. That's our Winnie..ya hoo...i almost hooted in the restaurant.
    Wonderful news...

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  129. Hurrah & I just love the 'full house' pic of you and the doggies.

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