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How's that for a catchy title. So how is Harry my wee dug. Well we got to the magic end of the 12 weeks rehab and the vet said ok let him run like Forrest Gump. So we let him off his lead and he was so happy. Chasing dogs playing with them and going crazy. Jane did this although her gut told her to do it gradually. But the vet said just let him go. Well we noticed quite quickly that he had a slightly funny run and also he tripped sometimes when walking. So after a couple of days she talked to our own vet and he said sorry he will have to go back to only 10 minutes a day lead walking he may have pulled a muscle. So it's back to the drawing board, He seems fine but we have to be careful. Other than that his kleptomania is still rife. He steels stuff out of pockets or anywhere he can find something he shouldn't have. He may have to go to jail.

+ other stuff. I've decided to bring back the Big Big Variety show in April 2022. I was going to give it a few years off but this will be the last chance to do it in the Kings before it shuts for refurb and also I just feel we all need to get into a theatre and have a laugh. That goes for us as well. Big Stotty has started River City (how fantastic is that) So let's hope he will be available for the Big show. I haven't booked anyone else but it will be exciting putting it together again.

Also I have booked the Festival theatre studio space to try out my play 'There is something like a dame' This is a play/comedy about life in the panto dressing room with my dresser Maggie. The lovely actress Anne Smith has been reading the part of Maggie with me, and she is perfect for the part. This will be in October 2022. I'm producing the show myself. Unfortunately Andy Gray was going to direct the play which would have been the perfect synergy, but sadly that's not to be.

Meanwhile I doubt I will do any ships this year and I cant commit to 3/4 months on board which is what most companies want. So all my energies will be put into the Panto. 'Sleeping Beauty' this year. ......fingers crossed.


Ok, Cheerey bumps and Andy would say. xxx

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  • allan

So Harry is 10 weeks into his 12 week rehab that's for a broken leg not drugs. Although he was on drugs for the first 8 weeks. They were to calm him down. I took a few masel. We were worried he might have withdrawals when we stopped but other than the cold sweats screaming in the night and swearing at us he was fine. So we spoke to the vet. (That's the man we have paid £5000 to) and we actually have still be very careful after the 12 week period. He can only go off lead for 5 minutes a day for the first week. Harry's biggest problem is his energy and because he can't get off the lead and run for 2 hours he takes it out on me. He doesn't bite me now...well not much, but he wants to play all the time. He has also gone off his food. So Jane is making him special meals to entice him. I can't imagine what is going to happen to the thousands of dogs that were bought in lockdown, when everyone goes back to work. The poor things will be in a terrible state of anxiety. In all honesty Harry has been fantastic. I suppose as long as your dog has food and your love they accept anything..... bit like me really.

So in other news.....fuck all is happening.

Bye.

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  • allan

I'm afraid this is not such a happy doggy bloggy, because our beautiful fluffy white cockapoo Harry was involved in an accident 4 weeks ago and broke his leg. We were in Hyde Park and Harry was off the lead and we decided (sliding doors moment) to go a different route. We didn't know, (and subsequently found out that many accidents have happened in the same area) that it was cycle path. However the cyclists shouldn't have been going so fast. They had already been warned by the park police for going over the speed limit. Anyway I only saw it after I heard Harry screaming. He had been hit by one of them and was stuck under the pedals. Jane screamed at them to slow down just before they hit him. It was a terrible feeling. I went crazy at them and the real Glasgow in me came out. They were apologetic but it was a terrible moment.

Jane picked him up and he calmed down very quickly. He was like a little lost baby. The police took the particulars and we hitched a lift on a park buggy back to the car and rushed him to the emergency vet. They saw him straight away and bandaged his leg up. He had a big cut on his leg and a cut on his neck. They took an X-ray and his leg was fractured. He was referred to 'The Ralph' which is an animal hospital in Marlow. They were unbelievable. I can't praise them highly enough. They kept him in for 2 days and fixed his leg up with screws and a metal plate . The problem now is that it's a 12 week rehabilitation period. 6 weeks in a cage and another 6 weeks confined to one room. So the first night Jane slept on the floor with him but now we have made a cage with a mattress in it, and he goes from day cage to his sleeping cage. So we are in double lock down because before we were loving the walking for hours every day but now he can't go out for more than 10 minutes four times a day.

So that's the latest and I'm sorry it doesn't have any humour in it. Hopefully I'll be back to an upbeat doggy bloggy next time.

Bye

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