Thursday 7th July 2016 – I’m a lucky boy

I have been overwhelmed by all the get well messages I’ve received. Thank you. I’m a tiny bit better than I was, but still in pain if I move and crying some of the time when I don’t move. I’m afraid the injection the vet gave me also caused a rather bad upset stomach and I was in position to go outside when I needed to. My Mistress is being very understanding and has reassured me that I don’t need to worry at all and she’s happy to clean up after me. When I say ‘happy’ I’m not sure that’s really what she meant, but she is certainly happy to look after me. We’re still sleeping downstairs, but she says the settee isn’t that bad, which is great. If I’m still in pain later today then I’ll be having an x-ray on my neck tomorrow so we can really see what’s going on. I’ve talked it through with my Mistress and we think that would probably be a good idea. I’m really very wobbly when I do walk about, but that’s probably partly from my tablets – I think they are quite strong!

I don’t feel so bad about the whole decision to move me on to ‘senior’ food. Our Mistress explained it’s got things in that will help with my joints, and quite honestly from where I’m lying that has to be a good idea. I think it might be time to finally accept that I shall never have the energy of a puppy again. I guess backs are a bit of a problem sometimes in our breed as they are so long. It’s a bit like a very tall human I suppose. Anyway, I’m going to have a long weekend so Wilma will write tomorrow’s diary and I’m sure she’ll tell you how I am.



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  1. Hello Alfie, I have only heard you are not well this morning. I do not know why I missed your diary yesterday, but never mind. We are sorry to hear you are not well and hope your vet keeps you comfortable and you are soon feeling much better. I know it is hard but try and relax and then your muscles will not be holding you in a painful position. We are all thinking of you and wish you a quick recovery. Lots of love Dickens and all my family XXXXXX

    • Thanks, Dickens. I’m improving and at least want to eat again, which means our Mistress is a bit less worried about me. I’m going to take it easy.

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