Category Archives: Health

Faces of Flo: Abandoned

Flo Flo is feeling very abandoned at the moment; I keep going out and taking The Ritalin Kid but not her.  Even though she gets something tasty before we go, this is the pathetic sight at the gate when we … Continue reading

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Can We Please Have Our Normal Back?

This week has been a little on the scary side. Everything was normal with the House of Flo until Wednesday night.  After a very normal piggy ear when I got home from work we had a very normal trip to … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Snot

Oh dear, oh dear.  What a slack a**e!  I have been suitably pulled up on a lack of bloggy movement by The Typist. As usual it is not the animals’ fault, they have given me plenty of laughs over the … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Quiet Schmiet

Following on from Saturday’s post… we’ve just come back from the v-e-t where Elsie has had between 40ml – 50ml fluid drained off her wound site.  This is with keeping her relatively quiet.  The v-e-t has recommended sedatives.  😦 We’re … Continue reading

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Just Keep Her Quiet, he said…

Despite feeling nervous about getting Elsie spayed it is not something that I would ever avoid.  Living here where hunting pigs with dogs is popular and where, quite frankly, most of the people I’ve met who engage in the activity … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Cone Of Shame

  We’re taking part in Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by BlogPaws.  Click on the link to join in.

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Attentive Owner Fail

From day 1 I’ve been consistent with taking the ADHD puppy Elsie downstairs to wee on the grass and she’s been doing really well, but she is generally a live wire and much less calm than Miss Perfect Flo – … Continue reading

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One Mother, Two Very Different Puppies!

I’ve been thinking this week about how different the two dogs are.  Flo was a dream puppy; I think I realised that at the time.  She didn’t start her shenanigans until she was about 7 months old and her leg … Continue reading

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Monday Mischief – I Can’t Imagine Why Flo’s Leg Is Sore

For ages now I’ve been annoyed by a black wattle tree branch that has been growing over part of the lawn and shading it on one side of the house.  The grass is looking dreadful because of it (unlike the … Continue reading

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The Apple Cider Vinegar Cure-All?

This week I’ve been holding out great hope for Flo’s dodgy leg/shoulder.  Yes, it’s still a problem, and no, it’s not getting any better.  The last time I had her out for a walk she leapt over a fallen tree … Continue reading

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Fergus’ Friday

For those of you that read this from time to time, you will know that we have had a bumpy road (possibly not the best turn of phrase…) with lovely Fergus.  She is a fantastic little cat, has never bitten … Continue reading

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10 Reasons I Shouldn’t Get Another Dog

1.  I already have 3 animals 2.  I have spent WAAAAAY too much time in the vet’s surgery in the last 12 months 3.  People will assume I’m hoarding animals 4.  People already assume I’m hoarding animals 5.  Children will … Continue reading

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Flo’s Noms

Firstly, apologies… Time to do a bit of catching up and apologise to Jet and Just Ramblin for taking so long to get on to it. Firstly, thank you to the wonderful Jet for giving us the Lovely Blog award.  Check … Continue reading

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Stop press: Flo officially neglected – cruelty case to follow! I think that’s what today’s headline would read if Flo could type it herself.  Her leg has been dodgy for a few weeks again but, because of having to go … Continue reading

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Changing Diets, Annoying Owners, an Award and I Finally Found out What That Bird is!

I’ve bitten the bullet and begun to move Flo off her dog biscuits and on to a raw diet. Although I’m confident that it’s not her food that is causing her skin spots, I am hoping that this diet might … Continue reading

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Incontinentia Buttocks

I am getting very self conscious of having been at the v-e-t’s so often over the last 12 months.  The v-e-t could be forgiven for thinking that I have Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy, except that I neither have the bank … Continue reading

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All We Are Saying….

Peace has broken out.  I don’t know why.  I don’t understand.  I’m not going to question why, but peace has broken out.  Feel the love guys, feel the love. Since Fergus has been ill, she and George are tolerating each … Continue reading

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Flo: WMD, armed and dangerous

A couple of months back, President Obama had a very close call when he visited Darwin, when he unwittingly came (stupidly) close to Flo and I, out for our evening walk.  We have established in previous posts that Flo is … Continue reading

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Fergus’ Friday – stitched up no more

Keeping Fergus confined to one room lasted 5 days.  She’s a strong-willed little sod when she wants to be.  But let’s face it, it’s probably that will that has pulled her through.  So, she’s out and about in the house.  … Continue reading

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Super Fergus

Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! The news so far is good.  She’s come through the surgery well and her lungs stayed inflated which is a HUGE relief. Even the wonderfully (and wonderful) dour v-e-t is happy.  The v-e-t is happy. It seems this was … Continue reading

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