I saw two magpies on the the way to collect her...two for joy that seemed quite apt. What wasn't so fortunate was that a mention on the radio (Ken Bruce's Pop Master was to blame) of Peters and Lee's 1970's number one hit; Welcome Home...well this got me singing it to Velvet for the next 30 minutes...now the original was bad...but I am tone deaf 9yes even more tham Peters and Lee)...still we were happy!
She is not 100% her old self...hardly surprising after how ill she has been...but the biggest relief is that she can see. She is obviously very tired, but she isn't quite processing things as she would normally, however I am sure it will all resolve with time.
A big thank you to everyone who showed their concern via comments, emails and calls...it did help. I received an interesting link from Karen (Amiryck) about seasonal canine illness. I have been convinced from the start that Velvet's illness was some how connected to her jaunts into the wood. We have 5 acre of woodland which Velvet considers to be her playground. I am sure that she has some kind of stash in there, as whenever the opportunity araises she is off to the wood. She always comes back after about 15 minutes as through she has just been to check on something. And she did this on the morning the illness began. This means unfortunately for Velvet she will have to be kept on a lead for sometime...no more woodland outings for a while...my theory is that it is connected with fungi in some way?
I promise I will to try to be cheery for the rest of the year!