P knows that I’m partial to a little taste of yoghurt so on Thursday morning, after her Uncle Ray had dropped her back at home after going to the Royal for blood tests for the appointment on Friday, she was thoughtful enough to collect a cereal bowl from the kitchen for my share.
We exited the kitchen in the ‘Budmobile’ with P driving via the cereal bowl. I was in the passenger seat on the right so we had to pretend we were in the US but once we’d got past the dining table P was driving with one hand as she’d picked her knitting in the other. So I switched sides ‘cos she’s used to driving on the left and we were transported back to the UK briefly because P remembered the Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads programme she’d seen recently and they drive on the left. So we popped over to India. With all the beeping, from the horn and the expletive covering bleep machine, swerving and dodgy manoeuvre around the lounge door is was the most fur raising two metres (six and a half feet) of my little doggy life.
Fortunately the yoghurt was worth it even though I had to work round the whole grain bits in it.
P got a spiky temp and spent most of the afternoon on the settee asleep. We did however get our 7.00 pm tea at 8:15 pm ish. And then guess what, she slept some more.
Yet again P was spiky and there was more sleeping. P got up just before 8.00 am and took to the settee. I’ll give her this though when I got up about half an hour later she did get up and open the back door so I could go wee wee. Since I’ve mentioned going wee wee I would like to point out that saying ‘D’you wanna go wee wee’ in an Aussie accent doesn’t make it sound like I’m going for a barbie on the beach when it’s raining, freezing or dark out. Oh, and saying ‘It’s wee wee time with Buddy Kilgallon’ can give a little doggy a complex. I mean it’s not a spectator sport!
Now although P did get up for my toiletry needs when I hinted that I’d like my salmon and kibble breakfast I got two Markies and a Peteromi.
Now I was a little concerned when B and I got back from our walk as P still had The X Factor on the TV despite the Sky controls being within reach. I was relieved though when I realised that P had slept through most of it.
Oh, oh and before I go for a little nap myself and since Julie asked – this is a Rodeo…
And to pre-empt another question this is a Markie…
P says we can’t have a Peteromi photo as I won’t be able to let her put it back in the cupboard! I so need to learn how to open the treat cupboard door and use the camera.
You know there are days when you think you know exactly how your day will go and then it all goes paws up, like today for instance. I thought we were back to our regular Tuesday routine ie, I’d get a walk before P abandoned me to go and sit in an armchair somewhere else and wiggle things about. Did this happen? Noooooo!
I should have known before I got up that things weren’t going to plan as we got a lie-in on a week day. P got out of bed somewhat reluctantly quite some time after B came to bed and it turned out she had a temperature of 37.4. So she took some tablets to lower it and although she managed to make some porridge I got more than my usual snoutful. P then lay down on the settee and I realised then my morning wasn’t going to pan out as planned.
However P’s temperature had gone up to 37.9 and I got a whole new experience. There are long windows in the living room and it turns out these aren’t windows at all they are doors. Doors that open straight to the ‘garden’. I didn’t know what to do. I stood at the edge sniffing and then I put my front paws on the outside ledge and when P didn’t shout me back I jumped out. One second I was in the living room, the next I was in the outside. I had a little sniff and then jumped back in and apparently this door doesn’t work like my pet flap – nobody appeared with a towel to wipe my paws. I needed to think about this so I jumped onto the settee with P and contemplated it.
After letting P stroke me for some time because she likes doing this I decided to venture outside again. I had a good old mooch round the garden and then I came racing in like I normally do – WHACK – through my pet flap into the garage. And you know what I had to wait, and wait and when P finally opened the kitchen door she didn’t even bother to wipe my paws.
After more snuggling I thought I’d give it another try going out through the window door. Again I ran back into the garage. Again I waited but I only waited once, then I popped back out the pet flap and looked in through the door and there was P still on the settee. I gave her a look that said ‘What are you doing there? Don’t you know the protocol?’
And a B, no wait, a bee flew into the window. I couldn’t see it properly from inside so I went outside and put my paws on the wall and looked in at it. I hadn’t seen one close up but have snapped at some when we are on my walk but they walk in the air so they are hard to catch. I can look at these but I shouldn’t poke them with my nose or they’ll make my nose sore.
P finally picked up her knitting at 12:30 when her temperature had dropped down to 37.1. P and B went out later in the afternoon, without me, to get the ball thing that I have to keep away from taken off and they took some blood to see if anything was brewing.
I did finally get my walk later on with B while P had a nap. When we got back I jumped on the settee with her and snuggled. There wasn’t much room and I had to put my tail in her face – I think she likes it.