Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Sausage bobbing

Thank you all my blogging friends for your good wishes as I embark on this new chapter in my life. I tried to write a blog post earlier this morning but didn't have much time as I had a journey to make to the Cancer Centre for my first chemotherapy session. I was there for four hours and I feel OK so far, I just have a slight headache and I'm glad to be back home. I have to return again in a couple of weeks time for a central line to be fitted as apparently I don't have the best veins.

For my blog post I was wanting to add a video of my daughter's two greyhounds sausage bobbing, it  was hilarious to watch them but sadly the file is too big for my daughter to send in an email. I hope you can see this three second clip and I'll go on to explain what happened.


So daughter and son-in-law put lots of sausage treats into the paddling pool. Molly who you can see would have hoovered them all up by herself but she had to be held back as she is on a diet. Their other dog Verne will not go into the water or even dip his nose into the water but was happy to be hand fed the treats scooped out of the water by my son-in-law. Half way through the video Verne may have had a brain wave and thought that if he had a good drink it would be a good way of retrieving the treats without getting his nose wet. We can't decide if he is a complete wuss or if he is actually quite a clever lad :)

I borrowed this meme which I think my daughter created as I think it's wonderful. Her hair really is all the way down her back and she would never dream of buzzing it all off like I did to mine.


18 comments:

  1. Lovely to see a post from you Eileen, I didn't expect one for a while - I'm glad your first chemo session didn't affect you too much. A shame you couldn't add the video of Molly and Verne sausage bobbing, I looked at the clip and it sounds like a whole lot of fun :)

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    1. It's early days Eunice and I know I'm in for a long haul. I've come home with a lot of medication. The video was five minutes long and we've watched it a few times and it's so funny. Daughter's greyhounds are two very different characters and how we would love to see them again.
      We hope you have enjoyed your special day. I was wanting to add the video this morning ad a kind of pressie for you but it wasn't to be. Never mind.

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  2. Glad things went OK Eileen & I expect the anticipation of the first chemo session can be the most scary. The clip I will have to watch on my PC later as this old thing didn't work with it. Your DD is very clever with that meme. It's lovely. Take extra care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. Thanks Susan, yes I was nervous going in there but everyone is so lovely. It's a shame you can't see the video but it's short and you can only see the pool with the treats in and Molly first there.
      Take care x

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  3. Glad your first session, is over, with out too many side effects.

    How delightful, for your daughter and son-in-law, to have 2 greyhounds. I love them. They are beautiful, but probably the "best part" is, that they have been rescued.

    Poor Molly! Even greyhounds put on weight! -sigh- -smile-

    Gentle hugs....


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    1. Thank you wisps, yes I'm fine after that first round and have brought home an information folder, medication and a thermometer so I'll be OK I'm sure.
      Daughter's greyhounds are beautiful and as you say they are rescued and have a wonderful life now. It's no wonder Molly needs to diet she clearly loves her treats.

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  4. From Ann via 'Bloglovin

    Good to know you are home and your first treatment has been administered. Thought about you throughout the day. We're all supporting you Eileen. ❤️ Tell C. her meme is brilliant ✔︎ and it's really sweet to see the sausage bobbing (I won't tell William though, he'll get ideas)! ;)

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    1. Thank you Ann. I had a lovely nurse looking after me and a nice lady patient to chat too and I feel OK just a lingering headache and a two week break before I have to return.
      I'm sure William would love to go sausage bobbing, I think you're being a bit of a spoilsport Ann ;-)

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  5. Dogs can be so clever, crafty too, haha. Glad your first session went well and I hope the rest of them do too. I didn't bother with a cold cap either. I was going to shave my head before I even started my chemo but I'm glad I didn't as I was put on a trial originally and was definitely going to lose all my hair but they had to stop the trial as it didn't go too well and I was put on a different type of chemo and I only ended up losing a bit of my hair in the end. Take things easy and look after yourself xx

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    1. I don't think Verne is as daft as he makes out. Why not have the treats hand fed, he knows his servants will do it for him :)
      It's good to have you here Jo as you have been through this experience yourself. I was told I will lose my hair and I accept that. The lady opposite me only had three weekly sessions to go and it was good to hear first hand about her cold cap experience and to know I had made the right decision not to go with it. She looked great in her wig too, I would never have guessed until she told me. I'm glad you had a good and positive outcome and you beat the cancer, I will too. Take care xx

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  6. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

    If your country, was being torn apart and burned and looted... If anarchists and criminals, were hi-jacking a peaceful protest of a murder..... If the media was spreading lies and misinformation and stoking the looting....and saying, the damage is justified....

    Maybe citizens of the UK, would speak up too.

    Gentle hugs...

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    1. There has been a peaceful protest in another UK city today and we stand in solidarity with the USA.
      I agree with you wisps we would speak up if that was happening here.

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  7. June 5th

    With you, I will stay, my Dear.

    I do not expect you, or any citizens of other countries, to weigh in. It is citizens of my country, that are making me... what I said.

    Many, many gentle hugs,
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  8. June 7...

    Hope all is well.....

    Just wanted to say this.

    I certainly do not expect you to blog every day.

    Many, many gentle hugs...

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    1. I've felt a bit rough over the weekend but I'm taking things easy, thank you for caring wisps xx

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  9. I'm relieved to read your treatment went as well as could be expected and I hope that your headache has since eased and you are feeling more comfortable.
    What a shame you couldn't get the video to send, but from the brief clip and your delightful description I can get a picture of it in my mind. Bless Verne. I'm going to think of him as being a very clever boy. X

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    1. I'm taking things easy Jules and taking all the medication I was sent home home with.
      My daughter does say that Verne isn't the brightest of greyhounds but he's a very easy going, lovable lad :)

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