Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Once More Unto the Breach

... dear friends, once more. I've asked my vet for a referral to Richard Allport in Potters Bar, to see if he thinks it's worth Herbie trying the drug developed by the late John Carter. There's a blog up and running for people who are using this drug, CV247.

Herbie ran miles this morning. He saw a rabbit and that was it, off over the horizon. I spent ages staring into the distance, at the spot where he had disappeared, and suddenly he popped up behind me. To do that, he had to have done a huge loop round. There's life in the old dog yet.

Tonight, the dogs had pink and purple mince - beef mince boiled up with red cabbage. The meat goes purple on the outside, but when you mash it up with a fork, it has a pretty pink and purple look to it. The cabbage doesn't look great though.


Lesley Rigby said...

I'm speechless - he is just amazing, and I think you are the luckiest person in the world.

The beef mince sounds interesting.........one word to my husband and I will be getting it served up to me. I will give the cabbage a miss though!

HandH said...

You've got your husband well trained then! Herbie's sick, just not acting it, but he had a blood test recently and the vet was hunting for ways to say "well and truly knackered" - I think she said "guarded prognosis" in the end.

Ari_1965 said...

I was planning to have "Hailing frequences open, sir" carved on my tombstone, but now I think I'll have "Well and truly knackered" carved instead.

I'm sure you know best, but that purple meat scares me a bit.

Emily and the Labradors said...

Good luck to you and Herbie if you go down this new road. I don't personally know anything about this treatment, but you may remember from my blog that I am all for participating in experimental trials. Even if it doesn't help our babies, maybe someone else's baby will be helped in the years to come from the info they gain.