20th Well I think I spoke a little too soon. 20th and 23rd I ended up back in hospital for the full days.Probably the worse pain i have ever been in – but they have at last sorted it so full steam ahead for the future Chemos the next being 4th Feb (No. 3) Sunday 26th was a memorable day as I was feeling well enough for the first time since October last year to take Acer & Silva to silverhills country Park. It was pouring with rain, lunchtime and no one about and i just released their leads and let them go. It was wonderful to see them both gallop at full pace even though it was only 20 mins., but I have to say its good for the Mind, body & Soul. Got round at last to get the new cage sorted for the car. Purchased new scissors straight and thinners ready to get Acer ready for Crufts. Karl is now concentrating on just Acer at present jogging every other day ..
17th To those Ingella fans here is a very positive update from the 2nd Chemo session 14th Jan. The second option was given as it was less toxic for my stomach and kidneys and only 2 hrs 30 mins instead of 6 hours. The difference has been incredible with hardly any side affects so far. Getting back at last to some sort of normality. Even booking a weeks holiday in Scotland for June. New dog room now sorted and I think Acer & Silva appreciate it and it will be a nice garden room for the summer days..
10th Today was the first Championship Dog Show of the year Boston held at Peterborough. I mentioned Silva was entered but didnt go and neither did I. However, so thrilled Silvas son from her last litter Ingella Midnight Storm – Morgan (owned by Sylvia) was entered in Puppy at only 6 months and one day and he won lst in his class and then went on to win Best Puppy in Breed. What a lovely start for the New Year and has now qualified for Crufts in March 2020.
9th Still trying to have fun with the Setters to cheer them up and today they are off for their first swim in a large Canine Pool.. Unfortunately due to their total lack of fitness Acer was only able to do l5 mins but Silva managed nearly 25 minutes. Not happy bunnies at all. They have lovely new Ruff & Tumble Drying coats but forgot to take a photo. The Sand Arena is also proving popular as its off lead, indoors and although they dont exactly fly around they do a bit of chasing here and there which of course also gets me out and about as well.. Plus Karl the dog walker is booked for 14, 15, 16, 17, as I start round 2 of the Chemo on the l4th. Spent an hour last night updating Rogues Gallery which appears to be brimming with Mini Schnauzers. Such a shame the setter folk so rarely send me photos and some never at all – although in the last two years I bred a total of 7 puppies i think.
3rd Very very positive day all round and well in myself for a change. Drove myself to Hospital for Blood tests to confirm the kidneys are now working – not heard anything so assume no news is good news. The new Outdoor lamp arrived today with a photo of Acer & silva on each side – cant wait for it to be wired in and lit. Also had Hilary blinds round and news bits and pieces in dog room and lounge should arrive end of Jan. My first goal this year was to try and qualify Silva for Crufts on 10th Jan at Peterborough Cham show – but although she is entered she just doesnt look good enough and its perhaps just a little too far at this stage for me to venture from home so decided its just not to be. But ……. I now feel confident and positive I will be at Crufts in March so booked Acer in for the show, but I have a friend who has kindly offered to handle him in the Ring for me.. But the best of all I have bought myself another Ford Galaxy. I had one some years ago and always regretted selling it. so this time and even fancier top of the range Silver Titanium 2 litre model.(not new by any means) No doubt all singing and dancing, and I bought it from a reputable Garage as photo below, but online as its currently in Bolton. So its being delivered Friday 10th Jan and they will be taking my Skoda in part ex. Plenty of room for the Setters and then later down the line if needed a wheelchair.
1st Happy New Year to you all. I for one was certainly glad to turn my back on 2019 – First chemo 17 Dec and then within 5 days spending the next 8 days over christmas in hospital.. I got the dogs back a couple of days ago and decided today to book a secure indoor sand paddock and take Acer & Silva for a 30 minute gallop. Not been before so be interesting to see if they do run or just stand there thinking what the hell is this. Then will give Acer a nice Shower, massage and blow dry. Silvas turn tomorrow. .