Saturday, December 8, 2018


 Claire is eating well and resting well, and gets up for a peewees on the petsheet, so she feels at ease. She's been having wet food and slurpy vegie soup mainly, with a teeny bit of kibble in the mix. Traditional miso soup base this morning with kelp and fishies together with cabbage, carrots, radish, a hint of broccoli and Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts. Good way to hide the antibiotics and painkiller...Seems to go down well. She just went out for a copious morning dump in the garden, and now she's settled in the beds again and probably feeling good...
 I've been knitting Etta, a cardigan by Dallas Ann Prentis aka The Violet Pie. She was so kind as to offer me the pattern as a gift! Thank you so much for this blessing. It's going to be a beautiful cardigan with a coloured collar, and after the first patterned color section it's just straight up, so I can drop it at any time to tend to Claire. I love the slipstitch pattern and the Noro pops well without being too insistent. The wool is from Rose, the gorgeous indie lys in Tokyo with all own yarns and colours. I bought it thirty odd years now, it's been waiting patiently in my stash, unseen but not forgotten, for this moment.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Home safe

 Home safe, with a pile of meds and a visit to the vet scheduled for Monday. She had a bowl or two of trout vegie soup and went out for a long peewees in the garden, before settling down now on her pallet.  She's still a bit wobbly on her back legs and doesn't know which bits of her body to trust, which ones are the sore bits and what movements are okay, so I'm trying to stroke and gently massage her back, hindquarters and tail so she gets a feel for where she's at and can to heal up nicely!

Thursday, December 6, 2018


 Claire goes under the knife today. She has been miserable with a tumor, growing apace...and my vet and I agree that in spite of her age a clean cut could give her respite for however long she may still have.
 I made a smelly pillow to comfort her at the vet. Two weeks worth of Mummy sweat in an unwashed pillowcase stuffed with my nightie. Pungent...hope it reminds her to come home and not go wandering off with the girls across the rainbow bridge...

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


It's a dull day, the drizzle is fresh on your face as we took a leisurely local walkies and are now ensconced in various locations around the kitchen and sitting room. My computer crashed, so I'm tentatively getting to know this new baby, very sleek and 
Sherlock has a tendency to pee on Lady Claire during walkies, so she had a wee shower today when we got home...nothing like being all freshly washed. Meanwhile Sherlock is blissfully ignorant of the work he creates around him and is snoozing by the window. None of  us are getting any younger, but all is well. Blessed be.