Saturday, 3 March 2018

" Olla Winifred"

I thought Winnie had taken a turn for the worse yesterday afternoon.
She was refusing food ,  vomiting and was more lethargic than usual ( if that could be at all possible)
The Spanish vet seemed more interested in Winnie's knackered baby teeth than her bowels but gave her a physical examination , injected her with an antiemetic and gave me some oral ranitidine to settle her stomach.
"Tomorrow, try her with some pasta and chicken " she lisped
Winnie looked very sorry for herself as the vet bid us " adios "
Back at home ( sorry intensive care) Winnie dozed fitfully by the fire and periodically presented her sore tummy to me to be rubbed gently.
This morning things seem to be somewhat better

The hint of a grin following roast chicken breasts and spaghetti

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  1. For all that they were scavengers as much as hunters in the wild, dogs were never designed for the amount of seed that Winnie inflicted on herself, poor dear.

    At least she didn't need her stomach pumped because she'd eaten a j-cloth, like a friend's kitten many years ago.

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    1. I was worried. William had an obstruction as a puppy and went through surgery

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  2. That face is pleading "MORE sympathy, please!" - 'cos she revels in it. Wishing W. a speedy recovery - with no more such silly antics in future.

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    1. She's just had chicken for tea....lucky bitch

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  3. I was so worried about dear Winnie. I'm so glad she's on the mend. Will it stop her in future? I very much doubt it!

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    1. She's been masturbating this evening so things are on an even keel

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  4. Oh dear, she does look sorry for herself. On the other hand, maybe she will take every opportunity to do the same again, if it means tummy rubs, followed by chicken and spaghetti !

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  5. Poor Winnie!
    Auntie Rozzie sends love from Australia, darling.

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  6. Hw could you not love that face. I am glad Winnie is on the mend. Plain rice works well too to settle a dog tummy.

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  7. Poor baby. That's what she gets, I guess, for eating like a bird.

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  8. Winnie thinks she’s beautiful and she is. Just don’t be tempted to let an orthodontist or a botox expert within a mile of her.

    We regularly see the ‘barking at the moon’ bulldog on the prom. The other day we stopped and had a word with her mum and dad, and little sister in a pushchair. ‘She is 18 months old and as mad as a box of frogs!’ says her mum! Until then the only bulldog I’ve met is Winnie via your blog, and what characterful dogs they are. I do so want a dog, but the man says no!

    LX

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    1. Get a bulldog... it's like having a fat drag queen living in your home

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    2. That sounds like SO much fun!!lol

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  9. She'll want chicken and pasta every day now. (Rick adores pasta and rice.)

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    1. Rick from the walking dead? Lol

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  10. So glad that she seems to be on the mend. I am sending a story link that I hope will give you a laugh and perhaps make you feel a wee bit better about what you went through the other night. It had me in stitches:
    http://www.scarymommy.com/roomba-meets-pile-of-poop-jesse-newton/

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    1. It made me feel a bit better!

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  11. Anonymous12:25 pm

    Thank goodness we were so worried. I don't suppose for one minute it will discourage her from doing it again.

    Please give her a hug from us

    Marie

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    1. The bird feed is safely in a food bin on the field x

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  12. No more bird seed Winnie. My niece's two year old stuck a chocolate button up his nose but it melted so all was well !

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    1. Well I can't follow that

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    1. The water used when making rice is good too. So use more than you need when cooking the rice then give her some of the rice water ... works fine on human babies :)
      Kisses from C and the cats.

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  14. A Good News Morning ! Kisses to Winnie

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  15. Thanks for the update John. Good to hear Winnie is better and eating again.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Winnie sends greetings too Maria x

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  16. Anonymous12:56 pm

    What a beautiful face! She’s in good hands!
    Debbie

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    1. A face like a bag of spanners , but I love it

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  17. Nice to know she's eating again, always worrying when they don't. Give her a belly rub from me.

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  18. Was that the face that launched a thousand ships?...Err, no!

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    1. The face the stopped a thousand cars YP

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  19. extra belly rubs and chicken for sweet winnie!

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  20. Excellent news that she is on the mend. That episode must have been really worrying for you and your husband, our animals are so precious to us.

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    1. The Prof wasn't worried

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  21. I am very pleased that your little Winnie has eaten a little.They can be such a worry,bless them.My lovely lily ate something 2 years ago & nearly died.She refused all food for 10 days so I had to feed her though a tube into the side of her neck every hour.Can't live without dogs though whatever the worry & expense x

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    1. Roast chicken perked her up....and a sleep on the couch

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  22. Yesterday I read your blog about Winnie eating the birdseed to my son and his girlfriend who had come out for a visit. They laughed and Hank said, "That's good stuff!" meaning your writing and it is.
    Which is what Winnie is saying about the chicken and pasta and now you have given me an idea for our supper.

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    1. Hank has great taste xx

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  23. She says "feed me peasant" "rub my belly peasant" and you gladly do. We all would because they beguile us :)

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  24. Poor Winnie! I hope she continues to feel better. Those ARE some interesting teeth she has.

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    1. They are the only ones she has

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  25. I hope there weren't any raisins in the bird food, and Winnie feel better soon.

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    1. No, thank goodness......I remember reading that Gerald Durrell's dog Roger used to eat grapes by the dozen from the vines of corfu vineyards

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  26. A girl likes a little special attention now and then...tummy rubs and chicken...Winnie is in heaven.

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  27. So glad she is feeling better. Jack's fragile tummy was a dreadful mess with shit everywhere on the rugs this week. I am just not quick enough as he goes for another bite of dog poo.

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    1. Our friend had a dog that did that and the vet said it could be harmful so they put a soft muzzle on their pup when they went for walks.

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    2. Our second Welsh terrier meg, eat poo when she was a puppy. She was given medication for a week and it stopped

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  28. Sending my love to poor, poorly Winnie, hope you feel better soon sweetie.xx

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  29. Winnie has such an incredible face no one could pass up a chance to give her a belly rub.

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    1. Like a aged Rosie o Donall

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    2. Rosie O wishes she was so appealing!

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  30. I think she's getting addicted to the belly rubs :-)

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  31. My darling ate a cowpat once & next morning I couldn't believe my eyes-there were several large cowpats lovely girl had pooed-it looked as though a cow had walked through my sitting room x

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    1. Too much information flush x

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    2. Lol........automatic text...flush instead of flis

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    3. Well, flush would kind of fit lol

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  32. It's a relief to hear that Winnie is getting better and to see that little wrinkly mug smiling blearily for the camera :) You're a good dad, Mr. Gray.

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  33. Poor old Winnie. Her eyes were bigger than her belly when she stole that bird food.

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  34. I had a dog--a Newfoundland-golden retriever mix-- who swallowed a sewing needle once. The vet said not to worry. Apparently birdseed is a bit more toxic. I do hope Winnie gets well soon.

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    1. Thanks Kirk ..she's bounced back mighty fine

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  35. Glad to hear she is on the mend

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  36. how is she now?

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    1. Feet in the air
      Lying on the couch with Albert
      Snoring

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  37. She is better then. that is good to read!

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  38. And good to see my friend ......this photo almost broke my heart.....so happy after being so ill

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  39. Sending healing thoughts to Miss Win .... what - No paella !!!!

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  40. I’m so glad to hear Winnie is on the mend! I worry and fret over fur babies! If my cats poo 💩 looks weird; I keep a look out steadily through the day. They bring us such joy!💜

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  41. So Happy to reads better news !

    cheers, parsnip

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  42. A hint of better news. Goodness, what a tummy ache.

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  44. Oh dear ... poor Winnie and poor you!I have experienced that situation a couple of times Ebony our dear departed Doberman ate a full 35kg bag of biscuits when she was being treated for Immune Mediated PolyArthritis ... shite is a small word for thunderous evacuations and costly vet visit!! (xrays ect) And our friends Cavalier that ate a bag of macadamia nuts... saw her staggering and said what the?? another costly vet visit (apparently many nuts are poisonous to dogs) We live and learn. Interesting how our dear furry ones present their tummy for TLC - they don't need to 'talk' at all.

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  45. Penny Cat made a bid for suicide by greed during Snowmageddon , not a chance of getting her to the vet . Very sorry for herself then threw up what turned out to be the elastic string from the previous days pork joint , she then looked at us and went to miow by her food dish

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  46. Anonymous9:12 am

    So pleased to read that Winnie is on the mend. Our pets often catch us unawares and gorge themselves on something totally unsuitable, in our case it was a welsh pony who wandered into the shed found a cupboard that looked interesting and proceeded to eat the bag of rat poison therein. Several vets visits , injections and copious amounts of Epsom salts culminating five days later with said vet saying “ when you can’t catch your patient it’s generally a good sign”. Young Taffy went on to lead a charmed life and never lost his propensity to hunt out inappropriate snacks.
    Susan

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  47. Look at her chops. Glad she's on the mend, lucky for her she has a daddy who is used to helping the sick. Jean

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  48. I can'g remember





    I can't remember how you acquired that girl but all I can say is that she landed on her feet.




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  49. Nice looking dog. It’s a shame she’s poorly.

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  50. Hope Winnie's okay. xx

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  51. Winnie’s smile looks just like my older brother. They could be twins....though I am sure Winnie’s disposition is much better.

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  52. Jean , you just made me laugh so hard..

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