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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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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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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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Fergus’ Friday. Freeeeeeedom!

Our little furry friend has been allowed out of her confinement!  It’s such a milestone and she is almost as excited about it as I am!  I think. Freeeeeeeeedom! As well as giving me the okay to let her out, … Continue reading

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Merry Everything!

This week has been filled with preparations for Christmas, a potential cyclone and snot.  And obviously vets! Fergus is doing well.  🙂  We’ve elicited more than one smile from the vet this week.  Hurrah! Christmas preparations – not a lot … 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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Back to the vet again!

Well, unfortunately Fergus has been back up at the v-e-t’s for x-rays today.  I brought her Thursday appointment forward because of the lump that was concerning me.  I was worried that she might have popped a stitch and that what … Continue reading

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The Dog House Is Currently Occupied

We’re very excited here as we’ve been nominated for our first award by one of our newest and very sophisticated friends, Uptowndog. Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they … Continue reading

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To air condition or not to air condition…

Flo’s skin – fabulous. George’s wound – fine. Fergus – home.  For the weekend.  🙂 … and breathe. I’m not sure about my nursing prowess.  I’m quite good at fussing, but nursing? Our feline heroine is none too impressed with … Continue reading

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One day at a time…

Things are ticking along with the Flo and George, thankfully.  Flo had an allergic reaction to something which manifest itself as lumpy skin – we don’t know what caused it, but that’s cleared up with some medication from the v-e-t.  … Continue reading

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Update on this week’s events

Firstly, thank you for your support over the last few days.  I am new to this whole blog thing and have been so touched by the blogging community, the comments and support.  Thank you, thank you, thank you. The week … Continue reading

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Oh What a Week! Fingers Crossed for Fergus.

I know this is Flo’s ‘space’, but today I’m writing about Fergus, my lovely 7 year old cat.  She has the sweetest nature of any cat I’ve owned, except in the case of her relationship with George, towards whom she … Continue reading

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Encouraging Canine Art

So Flo’s had a couple of weeks with no walks because of her shoulder.  Flo minus walks equals trouble.  Consequently I’ve discovered the remodelling that she’s been carrying out on the reticulation system.  To fix or not to fix… not, … Continue reading

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$ ka ching $

Flo went to the vet’s today to have her legs x-rayed.  She is possibly one of the only dogs on the planet who seems to like going to the vet although she might be forming a different opinion as she … Continue reading

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