Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Honey



If you don't already know, I had to have Polly pts on 4th September (see previous post).  Now I know Honey is on borrowed time, due also to Arthritis.

She's been slightly lame at times and I've had to help her into the car, she won't jump on the bed or get on the sofa.  So I booked her in with our favourite vet.

Turns out she has Arthritis in both front legs, with it in her shoulders and wrists.  She also has it in her neck and right hip.  The right hip is the worst affected of all.  

She is now on painkillers and I've ordered some joint meds recommended by the vet.

She will be 9 in February and as she raced it was inevitable that Arthritis would get her, unless something else did first.  Polly coped with the Arthritis for going on four years, then the painkillers at the highest dose she could have didn't help with the pain.  

All we can do is take it as it comes, but when the pain gets too much for the painkillers to cope, it will be time to let her go.



Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Polly 1.3.2007 - 4.9.2019



Today I had to say goodbye to my beautiful Polly.  

She came into my life after I suddenly lost my first Greyhound Song.  She came to live with me on 15th September, 2012, which is just shy of 7 years ago.

She enjoyed time over at my dads, as he had a large garden and she loved being out there with him.  When my dad passed away, she was constantly by my side during the days of clearing dads home and checking on the empty property until it was sold.

As my dad use to have Polly if I had to be out for more than a few hours, I decided that I'd look out for another Greyhound to keep Polly company when I was out.  As Christmas was approaching, I decided to wait till January, 2015.  

Well I didn't wait long, as my friend Hilary went to the Greyhound kennels to look at a girl and in the run next to her was Honey.  Instantly I knew she was the one, even though I had intended to get a male dog.  Anyway, the next day I went back to the kennels with Polly to see how they got on.  After one low growl from Polly they were fine.  So Honey joined our little pack on 9th January, 2015.


Honey in blue & Polly in red.


Polly has been battling Arthritis in her front legs for about three years, recently she has developed cataracts and her sight was definitely fading.  She also suffered from corns.  Through all this she has been such a sweet girl.

About 9 months ago her back legs began to wobble and have got progressively weaker.  The past few weeks the painkillers for her Arthritis haven't been working so well and I think as her back legs got weaker, she had to put more weight on her front legs, adding to the pain.  Over the past week she has been showing more signs of pain and sadly it became obvious it was time to let her go.  I knew this day would be coming soon, but I had hoped to have her a bit longer.

This morning she slipped away to The Bridge, with me holding her and telling her what a beautiful sweet girl she was.



Wednesday, 7 August 2019

WOYWW 531 - 7th August, 2019

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.ukHere is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


My desk this morning.




A card for a swap.  The theme was Hearts.  You can't see it in the photo, but the silver corners have a heart design as well.  



A card for a swap.  The theme was buttons.  I put silver coloured buttons onto the flowers.



Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

WOYWW 529 - 24th July, 2019

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.ukHere is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


Here's my desk this morning.


Happy WOYWW.



Wednesday, 17 July 2019

WOYWW 528 - Wednesday 17th July

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.ukHere is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


My desk this morning.



A card I made for a swap.  The theme was Summer/Sunny.




Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

WOYWW 527 - 10th July, 2019

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.ukHere is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


My desk this morning, with the gubbins to make a card for a swap.



A tag I made for a swap.  The theme - Must have a bow on it.



Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

WOYWW 526 - 3rd July, 2019

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.ukHere is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


My desk this morning.



Happy WOYWW.