Sunday, 14 November 2021

Training, jabs, poppies and truffles

They had some new equipment at dog training yesterday, things to put two paws on then four paws on and then balance on and Tilly is good at that and it's fun for her. Unfortunately she will never learn the wait while I move away from her as I'm sure her separation anxiety is getting worse and it's solely down to her being with us 24/7.  We did some recall again and the trainer told me I'll never lose Tilly as she is so desperate to get back to me.

The other day I had a letter inviting me for my Covid vaccination but unfortunately it clashes with next week's dog training class and the venue is in the opposite direction from home. I was able to phone and rearrange but was told it was for my third dose not the booster. I was really puzzled and it seems I have been put into a group of people with underlying health conditions. I queried this and was told to speak to my doctor but I've booked to have the third jab anyway. 

After yesterday's dog training class I called to see what was new in the monthly farmers' market in the community hall. I was impressed that the town had decorated almost every lamp post  and pole and even the traffic light poles with large poppies in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the First World War and hope for a peaceful future.


 

I even spotted this decorated stone and came away with some lovely hand crafted rum truffles.



14 comments:

  1. Archie has separation anxiety too, he hates being away from us, but you're right, it does mean that he sticks close by us when he's off his lead. I've heard someone else mention a third dose and thought it must just be the booster they were talking about. It's nice to see towns making such an effort to remember our heroes.

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    1. The only time we've left Tilly has been at the grooming salon and we were told then in no uncertain terms that she had severe separation anxiety and it's so obvious at the training sessions.
      I was told I needed a third jab as my immune system was suppressed but that was last year and I didn't know about a third dose being different from the booster. It seems that the health board puts you on the vulnerable list for a third dose.
      It was nice to see the effort that had been put into Remembrance Day.

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  2. A couple of my family have had a third dose which apparently is only offered to people who, because of a pre-existing condition/treatment, had a compromised immune system at the time of their first vaccine. You'll have the booster after the third dose.

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    1. Thank you for the information Eileen, I hadn't realised this is what they do and I just assumed the letter was for the booster. If I hadn't phoned to rearrange the appointment I would have been none the wiser.

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  3. From Ann via from Bloglovin'
    ann hyde
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    We're the same with William, and hardly ever leave him...,if on the odd occasion we do, we definitely get the stink eye from him ! 🤣

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    1. If we ever had to leave Tilly alone I think she'd work herself up into a frenzy!

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  4. It sounds like Tilly did well with the two paws/four paws thing and at least she enjoyed herself. I like the poppy in the flower bed and the decorated stone, and the rum truffles look delicious :)

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    1. I'm sure Tilly enjoys herself there and she's becoming less afraid of other dogs again so it's worth seeing out the course. The lines of poppies each side of the main road on the lamp posts looked really good and that is a nice poppy in the flower bed. I've had one rum truffle as I'm rationing myself and it was very, very nice :)

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  5. Tilly sounds a very clever little dog and glad she enjoys the course. A third jab? Not heard of it here, but we are due for our booster around Xmas time, so will see what happens. It just doesn't seem close to Xmas with the way our weather is behaving. 6deg. here this morning, blowing a hooley and raining. Late Spring.........? Take care, stay warm & hugs.

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    1. Tilly learns what she wants to learn but I'd say she is clever. To be honest I didn't know about third doses only the booster jabs. I tend not to listen too much about Covid anymore. We still have to wear masks in shops and indoor events here in Wales yet we supposedly have the highest case numbers in the UK. Look after ourselves the best we can is what I say and do. I hope the weather picks up soon for you Susan and apart from having had a lot of rain recently it isn't too cold here yet.

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  6. I think that's the same for a lot of dogs that are constantly with their owners, our friends dog is very much like that. I've never heard of anyone having a 3rd jab and then a booster, must be a different thing they've bought in.

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    1. Tilly is so clingy but that closeness has it's drawbacks. I hadn't heard about third jabs but was told I'd have a booster at a later date as well.

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  7. That's good that Tilly enjoyed trying out the new equipment and had fun! As for her separation anxiety, as long as you don't plan to be away from her for long periods of time, I suppose it doesn't matter that she's so attached to you? How lovely to see the poppies decorating the town. When I was a child, we used to refer to Remembrance Day as Poppy Day! Here, they call it Veterans' Day, but, don't do the poppies. Those rum truffles look delicious!

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    1. We don't plan to leave Tilly on her own but there may come a time when we need to and she will not be happy. They had gone to a lot of effort to make a good display for Remembrance Day and it was nice to see. The chocolates were nice, so many different ones to choose from but I do like rum truffles :)

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