Monday, 7 November 2011


Many of you have been asking about Tippex so I thought it was high time I updated. Thankfully I can report that all is well and he is getting stronger by the day. For those of you that don't know six weeks ago Tippex collasped very suddenly one morning ,he seemed to be in great pain and was struggling to walk properly.I went straight to my vets who were able to take xrays without the need to do a GA. Bless him he was such a good boy he let them do all they needed with only a light sedation. I have been going there for nearly twenty years and can't praise them all enough for the great care that all my guys have been given over the years.
Anyway to cut a long story short Tippex was referred to Noel Fitzpatick of "The Bionic Vet " fame and was operated on that night.The simple story is that two of the discs were squashed and had to be cleaned out.Tippex was kept in for four days and was returned home with the aid of a sling to walk but only toilet breaks in the garden and strict rest. I was shown a number of physio excersises that had to be done six to eight times a day. It was very distressing for me to watch him unable to stand on his own let alone walk but he just seemed to accept it. Typical terrier just wanted to be on his way as quicky as possible.
On day eight I came down in the morning to see him stand up in his cage and wag his tail at me, I can't find the words to begin to desribe how happy I was. That all seems such a long time ago, now we are up to 45 minute walks on a flexi and he loves every minute of it. He also is having lots of physio and hydrotherapy which he loves.

I could tell by the look on some peoples faces when I told them that they were wondering why I put him through all the surgery at the age of 14 and a half, and for the first few days I sometimes questioned myself too.But we talked it through in great detail and the vets gave us good odds in his favour so we felt he deserved to have the best shot.To see him trotting along in the woods his tail never stopping I know we made the right decision.

Here he is enjoying the sunshine that first week home.I love the way Ink and Fizzle lie close to the pen to keep him company.

Ailish sitting with him to keep him company and a gentle cuddle.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Returning to the land of blog

I'm back and would love to say that I've been somewhere doing amazing things but just all the normal everyday stuff and as usual there's never enough time in the day!! Once I got past a the first month or so I just seemed to lose interest in updating the blog.

Never did manage to sort out my video of our Crufts win but Lian found this copy that someone did on youtube,so better late than never they say.....

Lots of news to catch up on so keep watching and hopefully it won't be another seven months :) :)

Friday, 18 March 2011

Slightly better photo ! I am working on the video, hopefully won't be too long.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Crufts....Wooo Hoooo

I can't believe it, I'm still not quite back to earth. We won the small teams.... What a little angel, she ran her little socks off a fantastic clear round in the final. I have to say my nerves got the better of me in the semis. It was a first time for both of us in the main ring, and I had the worry of letting my team mates and Ryan down.Thank you and congratulations to my fellow team mates Anne and Roxy,Wendy and Cruise and Suzanne and Keane.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Lovely walks

Half term has come and gone so quickly. We did meet up with Lian and went for a lovely walk to Oxshot woods.I've never walked here before, the sun shone and we walked for over two hours.Lian took some fantastic photos -thank you Lian

Poor Ink has to constantly put up with Fizzle yapping in her ear and generally making a nuisance of herself !

But she only puts up with for so long...

My lovely Ink

The naughty but very cute Fizzle

My faithful old Tippex

All the dogs ran and played together and had a great time.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Can't believe it's been so long since I've been in 'blogland' so much much has happened I don't know where to start !! Still rather than writing everything up thought I would put some of the last six months in photos - hopefully much more interesting. Will say a quick word about Ryan though. Our last visit to the hospital was Christmas Eve of all days and he is doing well almost back to normal, he is still however being watched and the next visit will, fingers crossed be the final xrays and discharge.I also wanted to say a big thank you to Andy Hudson ( ) who has been seeing Ryan regularly and has played a big part in Ryan's recovery.

A very special happy birthday tomorrow Ryan, 15 where does the time go ?

In the meantime a very belated but merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2011!Thats if anyone out there is still tuning in......

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