Mother’s Day 

Today was a wonderful, sunny day just for Mother’s Day here in Devon. We went on a rather long walk near dunsford which included right at the very end when we were all tired and my legs were beginning to become like jelly a set of stepping stones to get across a rather fast flowing river! 

We were contemplating whether to do this or not but in the end we all decided to go for it so first go mum and dad and it took them quite a while as the stones were rather uneven, some further apart than others so they required you to do the splits lol and some wobbly ones which didn’t help as well as the fast flowing river! They had an audience who cheered when they made it across. Then it was the dogs turns to go, Joey did it like a pro, Pete thought the river may be the easier way but then decided to follow Joey on the stones and those two made it but pip and Texan found it much more difficult bless them but after Joey again showing them the way and us encouraging them they both did it! Then it was to be mine and my sister’s turn but dad wasn’t convinced I would make it and wanted to take me via Road but my sister said I could do it after checking so we decided to go for it even though she did say we were gonna fall in so that filled me with hope lol! Anyway I had my sister in front and my dad behind both supporting and holding me and giving me instructions and slowly but surely we made it 🙂 what a relief and a major obstacle overcome. Thank goodness the walk was nearly finished after those! We had a lovely day and went on to teignmouth afterwards to have our picnic before heading back home. 

The first two pics show a blue sky and waves at shaldon cove with and one without Peter playing in them. Then we have the stepping stones and pics of Pete and the boys in the river and one of me and Pete saton a wall

 

A week since our drama with Peter

I can’t Quite believe it’s been a week since Peter had to be transferred to a specialist in Wellington as he was very poorly. He had had scans and x-rays the day before but unfortunately because there was so much gas in the stomach they could not figure out what was causing him to be ill. The Specialist vets decided to do another ultrasound to see if they could see anything different and they also did an endoscopy and guess what they found! A Kong medium soft toy frog with a hard head! The vets could not believe how he swallowed such a big toy that they specifically put in his Notes not to buy any toys smaller than his head to avoid this happening again. I have no idea where he got this frog from and it will probably always remain a mystery. It had been a very scary few weeks and everybody thought it wasn’t a foreign body but that it was something more serious so I was very thankful and grateful that it turned out to be just a touch of frogitis as my friend Lauren has named it! Dozens of these frogs are now destined for the bin all because of my cheeky monkey! He is now feeling much better thankfully and is back to work with just a shaved underneath and side of his body. We are certainly glad that it is all over and that we are able to sleep and not worry any longer! I’ve probably lost more weight worrying about Peter over the last few weeks then going to the gym! 

Thanks to all of you were thinking about us I really appreciate it xxx

Lena 

PS Freddie frog is pictured here drying on our washing line. I wanted to chuck him but mum wanted to keep him to show everyone but I do think he may now have gone in the bin The smell was that bad! 

This is a pic of Peter in running outside happily now the frog is out! I Videod it this week but it won’t let me upload it, it made me quite emotional as I haven’t seen him do this for over three weeks! I’m glad to have my cheeky monkey back on top form 🙂 ​

Pearce’s 10th birthday 

My first guide dog Pearce is 10 today!!! Happy birthday boy now in double figures 🙂 he’s doing fantastically well in his new home! I hope he enjoys his hug box which I’ve sent him and I plan on seeing him sometime this year hopefully as his owners keep wanting me to but I haven’t been wanting to because it was so hard last time but it’s been 6 years now and I feel I need to see him again. 

Love and miss you boy but I’m glad I did the right thing for him because he’s so much happier now which makes me happy too! He’s got the perfect home 🙂 

My happy boy when he was still happy working. My fave pic of him which will always be treasured. 

Pete’s mysterious illness and a new app 

Since I haven’t been on FB since Ash Wednesday I feel a bit out of it but in other ways I’m relieved to be off it, I haven’t had much time to think about it too much either as had some sad news last Thursday that a school friend of mine passed away which was really quite upsetting but I’m sure she’s in a better place. Throughout all this Peter had also been vomiting every morning at around about the same time but he seemed absolutely fine in himself so I wasn’t too worried even though I knew it wasn’t normal I decided to wait a few days to see whether it would clear itself but it didn’t and on Wednesday the day of my friend’s funeral which I felt sad that I couldn’t attend Pete became very lethargic, sleepy and just not the usual happy, cheeky and naughty boy I know and love, his sickness became worse and so we decided to make an apt at the vet and get him seen to! Now it was really sad to see how bad he had become because he loves the vet but he just wasn’t interested and just laid down instead of wanting to say hello to people. The vet gave him a thorough check over and decided to give him an anti sickness injection and Zantac medication to see if these helped and it’s been so far so good but we will see over the weekend now that all medication has worn off what happens. I hope he continues to improve. Thank You for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes which I’m sure have come in for Pete but I haven’t seen them yet due to banning myself off FB. Will keep you updated and I thank Lauren who has updated coffee lounge for me. 

I also have discovered a new app this week BeSpecular which I’ve used today several times and got responses within a few minutes. You take a picture of a letter, package, email or anything really and a sighted person will read what you want them to. I love it and you kind of feel really grateful for their help. Will come very much in handy 🙂