Thursday, 28 February 2008
Yogi has left a massive gap in our lives and the pain is very raw. But like you have all said, in time he will be remembered with smiles and not sadness. I expect that for you Graham, Lesley and Linda, it will have brought back the awful memories of your losses of Prince and Watson, and for you Handh, it will worry you deeply for Herbie. For that I am so sorry. But I was so touched that you thought to post his picture on your own blogs and mark his passing in such a special way.
We are going to Norfolk for a couple of days to lick our wounds. I don't think it will do any of us including Larry much good to stay in the house just now.
Elizabeth, you are so right, heaven DOES have a new angel. How I wish that angel was here with me.
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
I am so grateful that he chose to live with us. I believe that dogs choose their owners and not the other way around. He is a wonderful dog with a beautiful nature and the best companion anyone could wish for.
Happy Birthday my Little Bear.
Monday, 18 February 2008
On Sunday we walked along the Nene way, the weather was superb and the ground was nice and crisp from the frost. Yogi hasn't been swimming since November, there seems no point in curtailing his favourite activities any longer so once again it was fantastic to see him throw himself into the lake after a stick or his pink ball.
Yogi was a little exuberant while jumping up for a stick, he misjudged his leap and this is the result of his teeth connecting with my arm (through 2 fleeces). By the way, he is NOT a biter or harmful in any way. But it does go to show the damage that can be done unintentionally by dogs teeth....I call it a little love bite from a big bear :o)
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
He doesn't seem to be so uncomfortable as he was with his weeing. As far as I can tell, there has been no blood in it. He seems generally bouncy and keen to live life to the fullest. Along with his humungous appetite, he wants to play and doesn't appear to be quite as clingy as he has been. That is a relief as when those soulful eyes just look at me, I'm lost - literally.
The steroids are making him drink loads and we have had a few accidents overnight and during the day even with mum coming round just about every hour or two. Now though I think that's due to steroids rather than the cystitis. Just have to get the visit timing right and it will be better.
His glands don't seem to be much bigger either, so all in all we feel a bit better too.
Looking forward to getting away again and having some fun on the beach with the boys.
Monday was probably the worst day of all, I had to organise his cremation in case the worst came to the worst. Truly, truly horrible. I hope we can forget about that for a long time to come.
Monday, 11 February 2008
The first time we walked it, we were fairly novice walkers. We thought it would be good to get a book of local walks. These tend to be pretty vague to say the least, but if you follow them in daylight you should just about find your way around. The first time we did this walk was a beautiful summers evening. We took a wrong turn about a third of the way around but eventually found our way to the Brocket Arms, the local. After a few pints too many and not realising that evening was drawing in we wandered off onto what seemed like "the face of the moon" in the dark and trying to follow a well used bridleway, well, that's what it felt like....The only way we could read the book was by Rich's lighter which selfishly ran out after about 30 mins. I had pictures of waiting for daylight huddled up in the woods with just Monty to keep warm :o) Eventually we found our way back though. I think all in all the walk took about 7 hours, was the middle of the night before we reached civilisation :o).
Yesterday the weather was like a perfect spring day, we started off pretty early and took time to enjoy all the different landscapes and views. Then settled in the pub for a while :o) Dogs had crisps, we had Abbot ale and very nice it was too. The proprietor of the pub is Toby Wingfield Digby who has been a very genial host over the last couple of decades. When we had sociable dogs, they were welcomed by the massive fireplace to chat to the locals. Now it's the garden, but still as welcoming. Yogi had a great day I so hope he has many more.
.....and then came the beers :o)
Saturday, 9 February 2008
He is still bright in himself so all we can do is make whatever time he has left as happy as possible. He had a fantastic time in Norfolk so he is going back there next weekend providing he is well enough.
Mum is doing brilliantly. I don't know what I would have done without her to be able to look after Yogi this week. She has bounced back after the op so much better than I thought she would. She has another in a few weeks.
This weekend we are going to walk and walk and walk. Yogi loves getting out and about and that is what we all need - to feel we are doing exactly what he wants.
Friday, 1 February 2008
We are staying near Norfolk by the way. Can't wait to smell that salty air tomorrow.