Charlie & Dolly are fine today after their dental treatment yesterday. Modern anaesthetics are quite amazing & recovery is so much quicker from them. Years ago the aneasthetic could take a day or two to get over but most dogs these days would be around & consious in a couple of hours after surgery.
Charlie scratched his eye bad a couple of months ago & it seemed to be getting better & then I noticed a small lump appearing where the injury on his eye had been. Yesterday whilst under aneasthetic for his teeth was a chance for the vet to have a good look at this lump & it looks like it is a small wart like thing so Charlie will be seeing the eye specialist at the end of the month to check it out further, as it does not seem to cause him any discomfort or noticeable problems with his sight but is abit of a worry if it is growing still & might effect his eye sight. Charlie is also fastly approaching 5 years old in January & yesterday by listening with a stethescope he has no sound of a heart murmer but it is recommended at 5 years to have their heart scanned & examined by a cardiologist so he will have this done in the New Year so this will be a nerve wrecking test to have done as it is really putting your head on the block but unless we do these tests & compile medical data from as many Cavaliers as possible it will be hard to improve health noticeably in them. Hopefully if Charlie has no signs of heart disease in the Mitral Valve he will then go on the list for Cavaliers over 5 years with clear hearts so then anyone with him in their Cavalier breeding will be able to look him up & know that his line has a lesser chance of early onset of Mitral Valve Regurgatation or Heart Murmer so hopefully helping future Cavaliers bred to stand a chance of better health.
Had some fun this afternoon. Just given the dogs their last run of the day & started to mess about chasing my two oldest boys about to suddenly realise Millie & Smudge seemed to of disappeared. We live very rurally & have lots of lovely woodland areas for the dogs to disappear into. So as soon as I noticed luckily my Mum lives in the annexe so she kept an eye on my younger children whilst myself & my second son & child came with me to find them. I must say I could of done without the extra exercise but actually I have to say I enjoyed going in hot pursuit of my two renegade girls. Alfie & me soon found them, as after tracking my dogs in this area for years I tend to know which way they go & just hope they have to stop & check ( when a dog stops on a scent when it goes weak) so I get a chance to catch up & they can hear me call. They greeted us with great excitement thinking that we where all going on a night hunt but I am afraid I had to return to feed the troops. I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of this world & to look down the Taw Valley at dusk with the soft hoot of an owl & the eery call of a vixen ( a female fox ) is truly priceless. Thankyou Millie & Smudge for making me see the wood for the trees.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.