Little Daisy Border Terrorist has been slowly growing a skin tag on her eyelid, just under her eyelashes. It started as a little dot not doing much, but then seemed to turn grow to about 7mm almost overnight, so it had to go. The vet said that it would be no problem, just a little discomfort for a few days. She came home, head surrounded with a Buster Collar, very sleepy but still hungry. She had her eyelid shaved and it was quite swollen. Usually Daisy and her sister Dido like to groom each other several times a day so the collar helps prevent that, as well as protecting her from getting anything in her eye. She hates it! She tries to scratch or roll it off and she can’t judge how much space it takes up. Going up and down steps is a challenge and scrambling through the dog flap into the garden is impossible.
Weekends usually mean extended walks, somewhere the dogs really enjoy, but Daisy isn’t allowed off the lead for ten days.
Today we went to the cemetery, a nice stroll for me, with spring blossom around every corner.
Daisy didn’t feel the same at all, she wasn’t able to do her doggy stuff. Border terriers like nothing more than chasing through the woods and undergrowth, scrabbling in hedges, after some real or imaginary prey – rabbits, mice and rats. They loathe squirrels and the cemetery is full of them, I’ve seen Daisy climb six foot up a tree trunk in an attempt to catch one.
Here she is looking sorry for herself. She has perked up a bit through the day, so she’s on the mend, bless her and Dido has resisted ‘cleaning’ her wounds!
Jude at https://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/bench-series/ is running a monthly challenge with the theme of benches this year and January’s topic is ‘In the Garden. I’ve already posted one photo but I came across this one today and as it made me smile maybe you will too. This is Daisy, I don’t remember what she was laughing at, but this is a typical Daisy expression and it comes with a happy ‘grrrhhh’ and a lot of tail wagging. She was probably enjoying the fresh air at Hartland Abbey garden in north Devon. Or maybe she wanted me to sit on the bench so she could have a rest too!
Dreaming of a swim
chasing ducks in the canal
perfect doggies day.
So I’ve just made a bandana for Dido. I don’t think she’s too amused, but I can’t be certain because like me, she is camera shy. Whenever I see dogs wearing them I think they are cute and finally I got round to it, guess what? the fabric is leftover from a top that I made for myself!
Does anyone else’s dog have a bandana? Diamond studded collar? Raincoat? Or do you think they look ridiculous? Answers on a postcard please
I don’t like photos of myself so of course I couldn’t take this seriously, Dido couldn’t either!
Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/
Ailsa at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/10/19/travel-theme-couples/ has couples as her theme this week. She has some great shots on her site – especially the parrots. Visit and join in! Here are three of mine.
Nina and Steve with Dido and Daisy at Hound Tor!