Vets and things – Smudge

Me in the snow

Me in the snow

Vets twice in one week – Help!

Well actually the first time wasn’t that bad. I was dragged down there to get weighed. I have said for ages that I was under nourished so I assumed getting weighed would prove my point and I might get some decent sized meals. Oh no it doesn’t seem to work like that. I have put on a kilo since my last weigh-in (not sure how) so there was a lot of tutting and ‘how does he manage it’ and then a discussion on how to REDUCE my current measly rations. I am now just hoping mistress will forget all about it and carry on at least feeding me my current level of rations .

My special treats from the vet

My special treats from the vet

The second visit was a bit more serious. I have developed a small abscess on my back gums. It is only small and I haven’t really noticed it but mistress is a bit of a worrier so I was dragged back down to the Vets. Now it is usually quite nice and friendly at the vets. They are usually very kind and sometimes I get a treat. This time when I wasn’t looking I got a painful jab in my neck which made we yelp a bit. They were kind in the end though as they sent me home with a special box of treats. Trouble is I am only allowed 1 and a 1/2 a time, twice a day so it is a bit mean but I suppose better than nothing. Of course, on our return, master complained about the cost and said it would be taken out of my food rations. Luckily mistress ignores him and feeds me what she things I should get (which still isn’t enough).

Me and mistress

Me and mistress

Last week we (master and me) were dragged round Chatsworth Christmas fair (about 10 mins from our cottages). Its the usual pilgrimage we have to endure to keep mistress happy. At least it wasn’t cold and we weren’t there too long. I wouldn’t mind but I am never allowed near the food stands and have to just sit outside each tent with master waiting for mistress. So it is a bit boring and no one bothered to buy anything for me although a lot of people did make a fuss of me. I suppose we did have a bit of a walk from Endsor over to Chatsworth and back but not the same as a proper walk.

On Thursday Master and Mistress had a pre Christmas opening tour of Eyam Hall which of course I wasn’t allowed around. I was left in charge of the car. Afterwards we all went to the cafe in Ashford for some lunch. Well lunch for them, nothing of course for me but at least cafe welcomes dogs so I was allowed to sit under the table and ‘watch’.