Tuesday, 1 December 2020


 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. 

Love from 

Rachel * Advent Calenders from Hotel Chocolat for the HG and Mr 23 and Im doing the reverse advent calendar at school instead * Radiostar xxx


  1. It's just a sh*tty year, hug your guy, love Marlene xxx

  2. Much love and my condolences to you all.
    I'm so glad Miss Bluebell is on the mend.

  3. That's great about Bluebell but I'm so sorry to read the sad news of Aunty Pauline. It's at times like this that it's so difficult to hold back from hugging someone isn't it. I've almost forgotten myself on several occasions.
    Sending love. X

  4. Very glad to hear Bluebell is fine and getting better!!
    Jeez!! it is damn hard....everyday... and so it goes on!! stay safe Amanda x and virtual hugs!!!

  5. Aww Rachel, I'm so sorry to hear about your relative. It's very hard to not do what comes naturally, like giving somebody a hug isn't it. I'm glad you were able to get together to support HG's mum though.

    Poor Bluebell. I hope her tail is back to full wagging mode very soon. At least you know she's a very happy doggie. xx


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