Saturday, 21 March 2015

Spirit, I can't stitch!

During the freezing cold nights I felt Spirit was feeling the cold around his kidneys so suggested Jessica Stitched a couple of pockets into his (jarmers) night rug then he could have the 24 hour hand warmers placed in them to keep him snug at night..... The things we do for our animals!

Jessica thought it was a great idea, yet the next time I spoke to her she had not done it.... or the next. When I asked her why the new rug design had not been created she cringed and squirmed then finally, with embarrassment admitted..... ‘I can’t stitch!’ So guess who got the job. 

I measured the warmers and made two pockets, strategically placed on the underside of his rug.. Jarmers, to warm his kidneys. I then stitched a bit of Velcro on the top opening of each for the warmer to slot into.
Spirits new pyjamas were ready for the next frosty night, which came two days later: Jessica said his eyes went all soft as he snuggled down in his thick bedding and warm rug.

The hand warmers seemed to do the trick, Spirit was much happier in the mornings.
He is now going out to his small field during the days he feels like it, the other days he stays around the yard and goose food, giving Jessica the run around and anyone who gets too close, a nip.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tazz dog

Dear Tazz became weak on Sunday, his legs were struggling to lift him and he seemed happy to stay in his bed. 

I saw him on Tuesday; his Chi (energy) was very weak, Sheila and I were in agreement that Tazz had decided it was time to move on to the next life. He was not in any distress or pain, just weak. As with all owners, I suggested Sheila told Tazz that it was okay for him to go, she would miss him but she would be all right. This often gives the animal or person permission to let go..... seems she had already done so!

Tazz passed away quietly on Wednesday from old age. It was a privilege to have known both Tazz and his family.