Saturday, 20 November 2021

A funny old week

It's been a funny old week. On Sunday we went to find the place I had to attend to have my third Covid jab. I wouldn't have been able to go on the bus as there was a planned five week bus strike to start that very day. So I went to have my jab on Wednesday. At the desk at the entrance the man asked to see my vaccination record and commented I'd had a long wait since having my second jab back in March. I then joined a short queue where a lady was complaining that the taxi fare would have cost her £40 but she'd asked a relative for a lift there instead, There were notices on the wall informing us that the Pfizer vaccine has had a name change and is now called Comirnaty which I didn't know about. Then when it was my turn the vaccinator asked me a lot of health related questions and she didn't think I should be having the third dose and I told her I had queried that on the phone. Anyway she toddled off to speak to a manager who came to tell me somewhere along the line my consultant had decided I was vulnerable. So I had the jab, will have the booster in six months time and I waited the necessary fifteen minutes before leaving. Coming out of the Centre I was greeted by a fourteen week old puppy who had mistaken me for his Mum but I didn't mind and his Mum was actually right behind me. Anyway I've since had a letter from my Health Board confirming I am eligible for a 3rd primary dose. Well, I suffered the side effects of the jab waking up during the night with a bad headache and chills and a sore arm. I spent most of Thursday laying on the sofa feeling very unwell. 

I was feeling much better by Friday and Tilly gets very excited if I ask her if she wants to go and see Mr. Horse and  I told her we'd take an apple for him. You can see how much Tilly likes the horse as she's not afraid at all.

Not long after Mr Horse had finished his apple a gentleman turned up to feed him brown bread and carrots. He said good girl to her. A girl I asked, is she a girl? So all this time I've been calling him Mr Horse and he's actually a girl called Jezebel. So Tilly will now have to get used to me asking if she wants to go and see Jezebel :)

Later in the day we had a consultation booked at a groomer's place that has been recommended to me by one of the dog trainers. A very posh place it is and it's actually a bespoke pet spa and Tilly has been taken on as a client, nothing but the best for our Tilly. I'm trying to work on her separation anxiety problem but the spa know all about it and three groomers will look after her for us, no other dogs will be present and they don't use cages and will play with her. It sounds absolutely marvellous.

So today we've been to dog training class and informed the last lesson of this course in two week's time will be another fun day with all classes combined and there will be fancy dress. I have told them I won't be going any further with training lessons so that one will be Tilly's final class and we'll have to make it memorable. I've ordered  her a costume online but you'll have to wait and see what she goes as :) I'm not dressing up in case you're wondering. What I did do this afternoon was take her on the beach and we met a cockapoo out celebrating her second birthday. I'd already been into the nearby kiosk to see what was on sale there and I couldn't resist buying a bandana for Tilly. As you may know the programme starts tomorrow in the nearby castle.





 It's very apt, I'm A Cockapoo Get Me Out Of Here

10 comments:

  1. The new grooming place looks very nice and quite posh, I hope Tilly gets on better there than at the previous place. I like Tilly's new bandana and can't wait to see her fancy dress costume. Today I got some new Christmas jumpers for Snowy and Poppie - I don't believe in dressing dogs up all the time like a lot of people do but a jumper or coat in colder weather is fine, and my two have such short fine fur they need something extra. They aren't getting the jumpers until Christmas though :)

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    1. The lady at the pet spa was very kind and understanding of Tilly's needs so fingers crossed her appointment this week will go well. Tilly will wear her bandana at dog training next week and I wonder what they will make of it unless they're fans of the show:) Annie used to wear a jumper in winter as she was thin skinned as I believe lurchers are and I'll look forward to seeing photos of Snowy and Poppie in their Christmas jumpers. I know they will look very smart.

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  2. Glad to hear your covid jab yuckiness didn't last long & you are OK now. Tilly sounds so friendly with the horse & hope her doggy-do goes well & you both have some fun. Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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    1. It certainly was covid jab yuckiness and I was half expecting it. Tilly loves going to see the horse and if it isn't near the fence she will look for him/her. That made me smile "the doggy-do" I'll have to remember that as the title for the blog post :)

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  3. I'm sorry you had such bad side effects from the 3rd dose of the vaccine, but, glad it didn't last too long and you felt better by Friday. Tilly's new spa sounds like a very nice place and I'm sure she'll enjoy being spoiled by them! Cute bandana! So, Mr. Horse is actually Ms. Horse? I'm sure Tilly would still enjoy visiting her. :)

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    1. I was sort of expecting to feel ill after the jab and thankfully the side effects didn't last too long. It really is a nice place for Tilly to be groomed, well qualified staff and a really pleasant salon. No putting dogs in cages after the grooming as they are played with. I wish I had known about the salon sooner and then Tilly wouldn't have had her bad experiences. Tilly will still enjoy visiting Ms Horse I'm sure but I'll have to remember not to call her Mister Horse :)

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  4. So glad that the reaction to the vaccine didn't last too long and hope you've remained well since.

    Tilly's grooming spa sounds delightful and she's going to be well and truly pampered. Fingers crossed that she settles well with them.

    I never watch I'm A Celebrity but do like Tilly's new bandana. Also looking forward to photos of her fancy dress costume.

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    1. The bad side effects of the vaccine don't last long and the benefit of being protected has to outweigh that.
      It really is a lovely place that Tilly will go to for grooming and I hope she settles for them to their job.
      We watched I'm A Celebrity last year and enjoyed the show but of course the castle holds a lot of local interest for us. In the early 1970's I went to a medieval banquet there and they used to hold jousting events. I'm glad the castle has a new lease of life. The founder of the Preservation Trust is a friend of a friend.

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  5. I'm sorry to hear you had side effects from the third jab, I only had mild ones with my first and was fine after my second. Perhaps it happened as it's been such a long time since your second jab so it's like something new added to your system again. Anyway, glad they didn't last long and you're all dosed up again. Awww, Jezebel, it sounds like she's got a few people who go and see her, and give her treats. I think you're definitely doing the right thing trying out another groomers. We went through quite a few until we found one we were happy with, and then she closed down. We've got another one now and she's the best he's been to, we're very happy with her. It's all about trial and error, especially when Tilly has separation anxiety, you definitely want someone who will cater to her needs. She's going to look very posh in her new bandana.

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    1. I had the same bad side effects after the second jab so was fully expecting it to happen again. I think it may be the Pfizer jab or as you say I was long overdue the top up.
      I asked the man if Jezebel was his horse but he said not. He also said he goes to feed the donkeys but I don't know where they are so I'll have to go and see if I can find them. I've seen a few people giving her treats so it explains why she always comes to the fence to greet people. I've even seen someone giving her a drink of tea from a jug and I think I blogged about it at the time, I was amazed.
      I'm confident this new grooming salon will look after Tilly very well and I really hope she doesn't feel stressed. I've started her on some Serene-Um tablets to see if they will help her anxiety, they're only natural ingredients but I may have to get something from the vets if they don't help although that's not what I want to do at this stage.

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