I’ve had a very funny day. Mummy was squeezing my tummy a bit more than usual this morning and I had to tell her it was uncomfortable. She gave me my medicine anyway and put me down for my morning run, but a little later she put me in the carry box with Doug and we went off to see Dr Faye. I usually like Dr Faye, but she squeezed my tummy too and talked to mummy about it. Then she put me back in my box with Dougall and took me to the back room. I haven’t been in the back room before. I was a bit nervous because, well, you know, Hugo and Fred and George told me about the back room and one day they didn’t come home.
Anyway, I had a bit of a rest till Dr Faye came to see me again. Then she told me to lie still while she took some special pictures of me, which I did. I’m used to lying still while mummy takes pictures of me. It didnt flash so that was ok. Then she tried to stick pins in my legs. Well, I didnt like that but she was very kind and apologised and said I could just lie here and breathe deeply and rest. Well, I must have fallen asleep! When I woke up I was back in my box with Doug sitting next to me, all comforting. He’s a kind boy. They say his mites have all cleared up which is nice.
Then Dr Faye took us out to the front again and talked to mummy. They said there was nothing wrong with the pictures except a touch of arthritis in the spine and the blood tests showed nothing wrong with the kidneys and somewhere else but I had been drinking too much as I had a liver problem. Well, she didn’t say that, Mr Stuart and Mummy joked I had been drinking too much. Dr Faye said it was general deterioration or something due to age, nothing more specific than that. Mummy asked lots of questions and Dr Faye showed her how to use a new medicine. It’s a huge bottle but I only have one drop a day. And I can eat as many garden herbs and thistles as I like. The new medicine is for dogs so the bottle will keep me going for a very long time. It’s called milk thistle. It sounds nice.
Oh and she understood about my poorly foot too. I have a shoulder pain. I think Mummy wasnt sure and kept looking at my foot. Dr Faye says it’s what we do to relieve shoulder pain, tuck the foot under us. Well, of course it is, that’s why I was doing it. Mummy treated it right though, and I have to keep taking that medicine. So I have two medicines now.