Thursday, October 17, 2013

1, 2, 3

1. I booked flights to see my beautiful friend, K in a couple of weeks’ time and I am so excited. K lives in Brisbane and so does Steve’s cousin (and another will be visiting) so I get to visit all three in one weekend. That is really exciting. Hopefully the weather is good so I can check out some beaches as I hear that Queensland has some nice ones. If you have any suggestions on what else to see/do, let me know. One of the cousins, J has been travelling around the US/Canada for the past couple of months and her stories should be pretty great!

2. My little Teddy is not well at the moment. He randomly started acting strangely at 9:30pm on Tuesday night and after taking him to the after-hours vet (he’d eaten a bit of chocolate ¼ of the size of my pinky fingernail) they said he was fine (thank goodness they didn’t charge us). I stayed up all night as he wouldn’t sleep and wanted me to hold him and by morning he had broken out in a rash. He spent the day at the vet, came home and was fine and then the rash came back. He is currently at work with Steve and has been agitated all day but we upped his dose of cortisone so hopefully that kicks in. Did you know you can give dog’s benedryl? I read it online but was told not to give Ted any by the vet as Schnauzers can get gastrointestinal problems. 

3. My little Nephew turns one next month. Tell me when THAT happened!? I wish I got to see them more often, but life is life and we’re all busy and they live over an hour away. An hour and a half with the M5 ‘road works’. Anyway, I have Uni exams the week of his first birthday and might not be able to make it to his first birthday party. I feel SO guilty, but they are pretty much my last uni exams ever and I don’t want to fail. What to do, what to do? 

*I don't know if you've heard of Happy Lab and if you haven't, go now! I am munching on a box of lollies as I type this.



  1. Love that photo!
    Poor Teddy :( There is nothing worse than having your pet be sick...they can't talk so you feel so much worse that you don't know exactly what's wrong with them and can't make them better. I remember when Rommy ate some plastic (stupid cat always eating non-edible things...the other day I caught him eating dental floss he'd picked out of the bin! wtf!?) and he was throwing up for 2 days. The vet was so lovely about how stressed I was, and he was okay but man he freaks me out.
    I've gotten quite used to holding his mouth open and pulling out whatever it is that he's trying to ingest that's not food.

    how exciting about going to see your friend! J and I are heading up to Brisbane in February, to see my mum and do some of the theme parks. I'm so excited and it's still quite a while away :(


    1. Ah Rommy. They know how to scare us don't they! Ted's finally feeling better today, but that could be the cortisone tablets he is on. He's been super lethargic too. Good on you for being able to pull things from his mouth though. That will save a few vet trips.

      Hopefully I'll make another trip early next year. I am keen to check out some theme parks too as I've never been!

    2. Poor Teddy! I still can't get over how dogs can't eat chocolate. Pretty sure I would have had fed my dogs some by accident in the past. Glad he is now better.
      Will miss you at the tweep meet when you're at Brisbane, but you'll have fun I am sure. Enjoy your time there!

    3. I know, right? Ted's eaten a whole box of lindt chocolates before (he got them off the table when I was at work!) and he was fine, so we don't think it was the chocolate. It's settled down now, thank goodness.

      I'll have to organise another tweep meet before you move overseas!!