Sunday, 29 July 2007

Update on Toby


Toby had to go back to the vet's as he could not walk on his broken leg ~

The Vet was quite concerned and said Toby would have to stay in Overnight as he thought he had an infection in his leg

He even talked about having to amputate his leg ~

So Adam and Ella left him with the vet ~ when they had left the surgery miraculously Toby could walk and trot around the surgery ~

The Vet came to the conclusion that Toby realised he was getting a lot of attention faking not being able to walk ~ he said it was possible he was jealous of the baby ~ and advised that he got lots of attention in future ~ arn't puppies lovely :o)

Sunday, 22 July 2007

2 years in JLand



Today 2 years ago I started my journal ~ never thought at the time how addictive this was going to be ~ but it is part of my daily life now ~ Although I don't do an entry every day I always like to comment on the journals that I read  daily ~

I just wanted to thank all of you who read and comment and to tell you how much I appreciate you dropping by ~

The weather has been pretty awful here ~ it is dry today and Lyn is in the Garden doing a bit of clearing up ~ after all the wind and rain                   

Lets hope Summer is on it's way I think we could all do with a little bit of sunshine ~ and for those who have too much sunshine I hope you get the rain you so badly need ~



Tuesday, 17 July 2007

My Birdbrained feathered friend and other things


First I must tell you about my encounter with a Thrush ~ we have had some very windy days and I noticed that the wind had blown the lid of one of the bird feeders ~ I saw a bluetit go in and help himself to a whole peanut and turned round in the feeder and flew away ~

I thought to myself that if a bigger bird tried to do that it may be in trouble ~ but never thought much more about it ~ until I glanced out of the window and couldn't make out what was in the bird feeder ~ so went outside to have a closer look

When I got there I saw this Thrush head down and trapped ~ I lifted the feeder up and tipped out the peanuts hoping the bird would follow ~ but Oh NO ~ it's claws were trapped amongst the wire mesh ~ I couldn't move the wire so called Lyn ~ she took hold of the feeder and just broke it apart ~ it was soldered  and I don't know where she got the strength to break it open ~ but she did and the bird flew away and didn't seem any the worse for it's experience ~

Toby is a very young puppy and we Baby sat him last night as his owner was admitted into hospital ~ she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on July 12th but was having problems so they took her back into hospital ~

I'll tell you that little puppy played hard for 5 minutes at a time then slept for 10 minutes ~ and his teeth were like little needles ~ just look at my arm to see the cuts and scratches :o)

To tell the truth we enjoyed having him ~ and his mistress was allowed home late last night so he was picked up and reunited with her ~ Toby has a broken leg you probably can see his cast ~ but belive you me it do'es not stop him from playing ~


Wednesday, 4 July 2007

The things I have been doing


It is ages since I last wrote in my journal ~ but had to come in today being the 4th of July and Independence day in the United States of America ~ wanted to wish our friends over the Pond  a Happy Day ~ and hope you are all celebrating and enjoying your Fireworks ~ (if they are legal in your State)


We have been out and about visiting some of the small villages in this area ~ have been lucky at home with no flooding ~ some of the roads have been flooded and I didn't like driving through the water ~ (well I wasn't driving and we were in Lyn's LandRover so felt pretty safe) ~ there are a lot of Roadworks going on at the moment ~ with diversions that take you miles out of your way ~


I feel so sorry for those people whose homes have been flooded I know it takes a long time for them to dry out ~ before they are able to move back into them ~  (Lyn was flooded out when she lived on the farm)~ I hope there will be some kind of help for them and those who have no insurance ~


The news has been terrible and thank God those car bombs didn't explode ~ I am still getting over the shock of those terrorists being Doctors ~ as I think everyone else is ~ obviously the Hippocratic Oath means nothing to them ~


My Grandson Jake broke two of his toes practising football ~ so he is out of the game for the time being ~ they still practise even though the Season is over ~ and he really misses it  ~