Thursday, 8 December 2011

If You Sit Still Long Enough

Thanks everyone who signed the petition included in the last post. I’ve put a link on Facebook (thanks for the suggestion Jacula).

Sorry for the lack of posts. To be honest I don’t know what I’ve been doing with myself the past few weeks. I haven’t written much, haven’t read much – haven’t really done anything at all.

But I did take Indy to see Tom this week. He agreed to do a blood test to put my mind at rest and while we were there I mentioned that he’d had some stiffness in one of his hind legs. I was worried that he was showing signs of arthritis and once my thoughts turned in that direction I started thinking of even worse things it could be - though heaven knows arthritis is devastating enough. And it’s never a good idea to look these things up on the internet.

When I got home, the phone was ringing. Tom had done the bloods straight away and was calling to say everything is fine. I was so relieved. It’s no guarantee of course, but for now there are no signs of anything sinister. He’d also checked out Indy’s vision and spent ages manipulating his legs.

The stiffness is just a minor strain – it probably happened when he was chasing the ball. He does tend to throw himself heart and soul - and four wildly flailing legs - into it.

He says Indy is in great shape for an eleven year old. Well I can’t ask for better than that can I?

I have got a copy of Tears and Laughter and Happy Ever After to review, but I haven’t been able to concentrate on reading and I want to be able to enjoy and therefore review it properly. Once I have my head back together I will and I hope to make that my next post.

Oh and Indy says “If you sit still long enough in this house, you get decorated – ho ho ho!” (he's smiling really!)


  1. Glad you're feeling a bit better, Teresa, and good news about Indy. Find something amusing to get you back into reading. Gold by Dan Rhodes is just wonderful!

  2. Doesn't look to me as though Indy entirely approves of tinsel! Bet he'd prefer chocolate reindeer.

  3. Pleased to hear that Indy is OK. I think he looks very swish, all dressed up for Christmas.

    I hope you enjoy the book and will look forward to seeing what you think of it!

  4. Ohhh so good to hear Indy is OK. Glad you are feeling bit bette too. Caroline x

  5. It's very good news about Indy and he looks magnificently festive.
    We are waiting to see what our new 10-week-old kitten, Holly, (found wandering and stray at only five weeks old) thinks of the baubles and tinsel on the tree this weekend.

    Very glad you're feeling a little better.

  6. Thank you, Frances - and thanks for the book recommendation x

    Don't be fooled, Patsy - he loves anything a bit sparkly and crinkly and that was his "I'm about to leap up and start chasing things around" face really - but yes, I agree, he'd prefer a chocolate reindeer x

    Thanks Bernadette - I was very pleased to see you in the book x

    Thank you, Caroline x

    How lovely that you found Holly, Joanna. When we had our lovely cat Gizzie, we'd get up every morning to find baubles all over the place. He used to knock them off the tree and play football with them :-) x

  7. Good news about Indy - he looks adorable. Spotted another story of yours in Take a Break Christmas special, so looking forward to reading that.

  8. He is adorable, Maggie, but don't tell him I said that :-) x

  9. Ah, lovely picture of Indy! We will have four dogs here at Christmas, my two (collie-cross and golden retriever. my daughter's young bull dog anyd my late sister's Old English Sheep dog - we'll be luck to see any tinsel at all amongst that lot! I wonder if I can hide in the kitchen?

  10. Good to see you back, Teresa. We've been thinking of you.

    Great news about Indy - love the photo

  11. That sounds perfect, Deborah - all those lovely dogs x

    Thanks, Pat - and thank you for all your kind thoughts and wishes x

  12. It's good to see a new post from you Teresa. But your inactivity is quite understandable.
    Good news about Indy's health too. I'm sure it was only tiredness that allowed the fun tinsel head gear photo to be taken.

  13. What a GORGEOUS photo :o) Hope all is well now.

  14. Thank you, Carol - yes it was a great relief to get the blood test result x

    Thank you, Karen :-) x

  15. Oh Indy, that shade of tinsel is so your colour! Glad you got the all clear from the person beginning with V. Harvey went this week for annual boosters and didn't stop barking the whole time we were in there!

  16. Great to have you back Teresa. You've been missed. I love your Blog. Glad you are feeling better. Indy you could be a Christmas model - what style! And so glad you got the All Clear from You Know Who! :o) xx

  17. Great news about Indy. I love that picture too, very festive!

    Glad you're feeling better.

  18. Indy says good for Harvey, Joanne - he would have barked, but he goes into boneless mode at the vet's and I have to hold him up on the table or he'd fall over - don't tell him I told you x

    Thank you, Sue - don't tell him that or I'll never hear the end of it :-) x

    Thanks, Debs x

  19. 'Boneless mode' - I like that! Know just what you mean, Teresa.

    Our dog (Jack Russell X Sheltie) used to shed his short hairs when he was on the vet's examination table - not just 'shed' the hair but shoot hairs out. The vet said that although, according to all his research, this was a physical impossibility, our dog wasn't the first he'd encountered that did that.

    Glad Indy's okay and getting in the festive spirit. Love to you both. xx

  20. Greetings Teresa,
    Yes, tis I, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, taking over my human's keyboard :)
    That's really neat that you apologise for not posting much over the last few weeks. My human Gary should apologise for actually doing a posting. Seriously, what with life's distractions, blogging can fall to the wayside.
    Encouraging to know that Indy is seeming to be okay. Indy is the same age as me. Yes, I'm eleven and still act like a puppy :)
    Hey Indy, aren't you looking excited about the fact you've got tinsel on your head.....
    Take very good care.
    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, your way, Penny xx

  21. That's amazing, Jacula - mine have always shed hair, but I've never seen one shooting them out :-) x

    Aw Penny, you always make me smile. Eleven is no age at all is it :-) Yes Indy was very excited about being draped in tinsel - that was taken just before he tried to eat Santa (a toy one, not the real thing). So far this week he's chewed Suzy Sheep's legs off and soggified a toy donkey - most determined to prove he is still a puppy at heart! x

  22. I don't know how I missed this post, Teresa - but I'm so glad Indy is well and looking so Christmassy!

  23. Been a bit absent myself, Teresa. So glad you and yours are well. My Dylan is 11 too - no age at all! (At least that's what he thinks when he's chasing around like a puppy!).
    Indy looks gorgeous!! Very fetching and festive!
    Take care. x

  24. 2000 was a great year for dogs wasn't it, Lydia :-)
    I'm still struggling to catch up with myself, but I'll get there eventually(I hope) x

  25. Aw, bless the Christmas Indy - handsome as ever.

    Have been a bad blogger and missed your petition - sorry - will read backwards and get to it in a moment.

    Please remember to take care of yourself - you've been through a very difficult time.

    Suz XX

  26. Thanks for signing that, Suz - and for your kind thoughts xx