Hi peeps,can't believe how fast the time goes,but had a peek in at long last.Skip will soon be 15,his gotcha day from the RSPCA is 22nd October,and we will have had him 14 years.He is doing well,his back left leg is a bit weaker now,he tends to use it for pivoting on,and it's probably the result of pelting up the garden steps to chase away cats. He also has his cough after drinking water etc,but that is through his throat muscles weakening with age.He also now has long deep sleeps in-between his walks, which he still enjoys,and he particularly loves his walks in the woods or near the Spa end of the beach in the rock pools.We had a lovely holiday in a rented bungalow in Keswick in July,near the path up to Latrigg,and the back garden led up onto the cinder track and Fitz Park.Skip nearly gave us a heart attack shortly after arriving though, by legging it up the garden before I had chance to change his address disc on his collar,luckily I spotted him coming back through the next doors garden. Must say it was quite a panicky 10 minutes.
Sounds like skip is doing well for his age, hope it continues. Also sounds like you had a good holiday, I'd like to go to Keswick, heard it's really dog friendly, so would be good for Samson.
Speaking of Samson he injured himself a few weeks ago, soft tissue damage on his left hip area so was on loxicom (didn't react well to it however so took him off it) and rest. He's pretty much back to normal now but has some behavioural issues from it now (main one is he's afraid to go up stairs) so we are working on that. We have managed to him up the bottom three. We are being patient and rewarding him so hopefully he will do it again in his own time.
Nothing new about Mario, other than he is still a cuddly cat!
As for me I am currently in London at the moment with my friend, a late birthday present off my mum
Good to hear Skip is doing well, he is such a good age and sounds like he is still very active. Mums dog is now 14 but is very wobbly, can still pull like a traction engine though when she puts her mind to it!
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So glad to see you back migsy and skip is doing ok. 😊I have had skip in my thoughts as I had noticed you had not been on the forum for a while although we all have very busy lives I was wondering if skip was ok 😊 Sounds like you had a lovely holiday 😊 Glad to know you are both ok x
boxerluver30 thank you,yes,we are very fortunate with Skip,he still has that spark. Poor Samson,hope he is much better soon,slow and steady is often the answer,he will get there,you are obviously doing everything right for him.Enjoy your treat to London,its quite a while since we last visited,love it. Keswick was voted most dog friendly place,and we go every year with Skip.We always rent a place near Fitz Park,it's a huge beautiful park. Thank you caz2golden,Skip is so lucky,most dogs of his and your mum's dogs age have some debilitating problem like arthritis ,cataracts,deafness or incontinence which is so sad. He was like a young dog on the beach this evening,he really loves it, especially the rock pools and meeting other dogs. So sorry you were worried about Skip chantel, I know what you mean,as we were worried about one of Skips pals we hadn't seen since before last Christmas, we were sure something must have happened, Fosters owner was thinking the same about Skip, but we bumped into them in the woods at the weekend,and the dogs faces were a picture,they were so happy to see each other.
caz2golden: cool, calm and sunny here today.
Oct 17, 2017 20:00:12 GMT
scallywag: Snap same here but its now 20th f Oct 🤣
Oct 20, 2017 20:23:28 GMT
caz2golden: Another shift down Ophelia to blame on Monday, Brian today!
Oct 21, 2017 13:28:26 GMT
caz2golden: Bridge been shut again, the storm surge caused issues on coastal roads this morning with Newgale, Amroth and Wisemans bridge all being affected. Tenby lifeboat has been launched.....
Oct 21, 2017 13:31:45 GMT
scallywag: anyone getting lots of display probs with the forum ?
Oct 21, 2017 15:10:44 GMT
tonib: I couldn't get on last night (late) but no display issues that I'm aware of
Oct 22, 2017 13:27:48 GMT
caz2golden: fireworks going pop!
Nov 4, 2017 18:27:12 GMT
caz2golden: Its cold outside.....! (and black as pitch so guess rain is about to fall)
Nov 6, 2017 15:58:36 GMT
scallywag: No rain here as yet , not sure if we were even forecast for it here . Been warm in the sun and crisp out the sun
Nov 6, 2017 21:50:02 GMT
scallywag: Sunshine and blue skies again I can put up with this all month all winter in fact
Nov 7, 2017 13:16:44 GMT
caz2golden: Either my computer or the forum is constantly locking my internet up, taken me over an hour to write a short paragraph, it is sending me bonkers!
Nov 8, 2017 16:04:17 GMT
scallywag: What a pain Caz hope the glitch has gone ?
Nov 8, 2017 19:39:38 GMT
caz2golden: I hope it has too, it seems ok at the moment!
Nov 8, 2017 22:36:02 GMT
caz2golden: Last night Phoebe walked into the hedgehog down garden path, quite amusing watching dog jump sideways and give it a good sniff and then carry on her way for the loo. I love hedgehogs. Left some peanuts (for birds) out for it but it went back into border.
Nov 10, 2017 11:01:03 GMT
caz2golden: Swear I heard a mouse with clogs on last night!
Nov 16, 2017 20:15:37 GMT
scallywag: What were you drinking last night
Nov 16, 2017 20:30:25 GMT
caz2golden: I had a headache from hell but promise only on the water
Nov 16, 2017 21:13:44 GMT
caz2golden: Brother just saw hedgehog again, want to go and weigh it to check it is ok for hibernating but by time I got out there it had gone.
Nov 16, 2017 21:14:20 GMT