Wednesday 14th September 2011 – Shadow isn’t well

Now that the wind has subsided we have been able to survey the damage. If the tail end of a hurricane can do this amount of damage it really does increase my sympathy for those who suffered it when it was the real thing. How do animals react in a real storm? We were all irritatingly restless and active in the bit we got. Although there are trees down locally, we only have to contend with the trellis for the honeysuckle coming off the wall, although the honeysuckle itself seems to have survived. One rosemary plant has split in four directions at the base and my Mistress had to chase the lid of the compost bin, which of course was the most entertaining bit. I was cheering for my Mistress, while Megan was cheering for the compost bin. You will be pleased to hear that my Mistress won.

I should perhaps tell you that Shadow is not very well. She has a cold and swollen glands and had to have an antibiotic injection. She was feeling very low with waddling everywhere too. It’s nothing serious and she should be ok in a day or two. What the vet did say is that looking at how well advanced her pregnancy is, we should be prepared for her to give birth a little earlier than her due date of next Thursday. We have all been briefed as to what our roles are and basically mine is to help my Mistress stay calm, while Megan’s is to keep out of the way altogether. I just hope Shadow gets over her cold before she gives birth and hasn’t passed it on to any of us. My Mistress certainly won’t want us round the puppies if we aren’t well.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

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