Sunday, June 08, 2008

Churchill's Motto


During the Second World War, Churchill's motto was, apparently, "KBO - Keep Buggering On." That pretty much sums up where I'm at, just now. Herbie seems more subdued, so I'm taking him to the vets tomorrow for painkillers. He's not really interested in being patted, now that the nodes in his shoulders are so big, and I'm beginning to wonder if he's more uncomfortable than he's letting on.


He's still wanting food (and how), still wanting walks, and will stand on your head to get at a fresh bone, but even so, I have a faint sense that he is slowly, imperceptibly slipping away.


Holly is trying to roast herself to a crisp in the front garden, because I'm using the strimmer in the back garden. What with one thing and another, the wild patch at the back has grown a whole lot wilder, and I know I've got some redcurrant bushes in there somewhere...


8 comments:

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

{{Hugs}} for you and Herbie

Emily, Maggie, and Angel said...

Oh Herbie... feel better please! And Holly! Careful with the sun!

Fiona said...

Oh Handh :o(, love and hugs to you all xxx

Teresa (AKA Cole-n-Bridget's mommy) said...

We're thinking about you Herbie, Hollie and human Mommy! I hope the pain meds make Herbie more comfortable.

hugs!

Linda Seid Frembes said...

Herbie, my good man.... Love and hugs to you.

Sula said...

I am sending Herbie a big, warm hug from California. I check in regularly.

Sula

Lesley Rigby said...

I do hope Herbie has picked up since your post. The treatment he received at Cambrdge certainly set him up for a good long run. Please look on the bright side and don't start having negative thoughts as time goes by. Please give Herbie a big hug from me he is such a trooper.

Love the Wild Flower border! It's a gem.

Teresa (AKA Cole-n-Bridget's mommy) said...

Herbie, I check on your blog every day, hoping to see more news about your latest romp in the yard. I hope you are doing well. We are routing for you here. Say, "Hi" to Hollie for us. And give your human Mum and extra long hug for us as well.