March 29, 2010
March 21, 2010
Lulu is well over her little operation. The stitches were removed easily. I got her to do the sit, lie down, roll over trick we have taught her. Then, with Lulu on her back and a vet nurse holding one leg in mid-air (it was rather an un-ladylike pose I must say) and me feeding little chunks of cheese at the sharp end to distract her, the vet picked all the stitches out and it was done in two minutes.
Now she is completely back to normal, full of energy and wearing us out. Thank goodness.
March 8, 2010
We had a lovely walk in Clumber Park yesterday and she was running about and enjoying herself as usual.
This photo is of her finding something very interesting to sniff. Two seconds later she was lining herself up to dive into it. Fox poo !! The same thing happened last time we visited Clumber. Fortunately this time our shouting stopped her. Phew.
It's a beautiful place for a walk. You can't tell from this picture but it was heaving with visitors.
There were scores of other dogs there. Some were enjoying a dip in the lake, notably the labradors and the spaniels. Not Lulu. In fact none of my poodles have shown any inclination for swimming. Except the one occasion when Dusty ended up in the lake at Clumber by mistake. She was chasing a moorhen and followed it into the water. I don't know who was the most surprised, us, her, or the moorhen. I will never forget the expression on her face as she re-emerged above the surface. She never did it again.
I am not looking forward to Wednesday (8th March). That is when Lulu gets her stitches removed. I have been playing at tugging at them a bit to get her used to the idea. She not too fond of the vet and I think it might be a struggle for all of us.