So, thank you all so very much for your well wishes on my last post. You will be pleased to know that Madam B is almost back to her normal self. After a really stressful night of what I now know to be pain, we went to the Vets on Saturday morning at 8.30am and she was diagnosed with Swimmer's tail, aka limber tail. I of course already knew this as I'd been avidly googling. It's very common, especially in labs and springys and its basically a strained tail! Over use. Indeed, the man on the canal behind us on Friday after noon had commented that her tail had not stopped wagging! If you have seen her though, she was panting hard, trambling, she kept looking round at her back end and scooting off frightened to hide, Poor baby. We came away with a £60 bill for reassurance ( priceless in my eyes ) and some metacam - anti inflam and pain relief. And instructions for a couple of days on lead walks. If no better then go back Monday for an xray. Thankfully she was half heartedly nicking socks again by Sunday afternoon!
I got in from work very late last night after a long Full Governors meeting at 6.20pm. The HG wasn't there. He was at his Mums because we had just found out that her beloved twin sister had passed away that afternoon. So my friend who I work with in the same room quickly came to give me a lift down and there with the HG and his sister and her hubby we sat for the first time in months - all socially distant and me the furthest away to just try and be together and offer some comfort. It was so so hard not to give her a hug but spending my days with germ ridden beings makes me feel like a ticking time bomb.
RIP Aunty Pauline xxx
I best get to work. Look at the time.
Rachel * Advent Calenders from Hotel Chocolat for the HG and Mr 23 and Im doing the reverse advent calendar at school instead * Radiostar xxx