Heartbreak on 8 legs.

by AlisonsDiary on Friday 14th Nov 2014

in Day-to-day,Meet The Family

Desperate sadness surrounds this blog post and the person writing it.

My dear hairy friends, stalwart supporters, companions through thick and thin are no longer on this mortal coil.

Flora half haggis half womble and Sam nice but dim Labrador are gone.


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The knowledge of adopting and loving and animal is one thing but the acceptance that to be their very best friend right to the end is the hardest thing a person has to do.

So as Floras eyes failed, her hearing went, her teeth became but a distant memory her joie de vivre ebbed away and was replaced by a look of uncertainty and fear.

Sam our delicious chunky lumpy Labradors wee back legs refused to do what she wanted them too. She slipped and fell, even a few stairs became an Everest like challenge and so she took to her bed with an expression on her face that still registered love but also one of deep unhappiness.

Their days of barking, wagging, running chasing a ball, chewing socks, jumping up to greet you, snuggling up on your feet under the table to snore had gone. But what a decision to have to make.

During the hard times they would rest their knowing heads on our knees and gaze into our eyes with a sense of empathy and peace that gave great comfort.

As part of the all encompassing lives we had together it was a decision with the help of our lovely vet Victor that was heartbreaking to make and yet the time had come.

THey had both reached the end of the road. One without the other would be Morcambe without Wise. French without Saunders. Little without Large. So fate decreed they were both at the same stage at the same time.

So Victor come round to the flat and they were cuddled and fed as they closed their eyes for the last time with no idea of what was happening.

So the house is empty. They are together forever.

Teenwolf at Unviersity.

Gulp.

So here we are ……………….what’s next?

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Ebola. A question.

by AlisonsDiary on Tuesday 14th Oct 2014

in Day-to-day

071014-MATT-web_3064092aI am not getting hysterical about EBOLA. Someone posted a brilliant statistic about the number of people who are killed by flu every year in comparison which put it all into perspective and as this article states brilliantly – it’s not all about us – at least it shouldn’t be. Brilliant article here.

BUT

Yup you knew there was going to be a BUT.

 

Watching the news this morning they said air passengers will be screened from Paris and Brussels coming through London as both these cities are hubs for West African travellers.

 

Edinburgh and Glasgow have numerous daily flights from here – so why aren’t we screening under exactly the same criteria?

 

Not hysterical.

 

 

PS Cartoon nicked from The Daily Telegraph’s genius MATT.

 

 

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The Referendumb

by AlisonsDiary on Wednesday 17th Sep 2014

in Day-to-day

Fits happenin’ min? It’s a’ gone mad.

As Maw says ‘AYE’ and ‘NAW’ shouts Dad.

The kids are rippin’ doon the banners

Abody’s forgotten a’ their manners

Mind on Friday we’re a’ still Scots

Indy or no’ we’re still the tops

So gather roon’ embrace yer kin

We’re in it the gither thick or thin.

by this disillusioned Alison – not another word from me about it.

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Massage – no not that sort. Oh well I hope not.

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