Monday, 11 May 2009

reasons to be cheerful

:: Walter has made a complete recovery! Thanks so much for all your lovely messages and hugs for the two of us - they've helped me get through a tense few days. I was a basket case on friday! It seems that Waltz was extremely weak after what seemed like a very mild upset tummy, and lacked the strength even to stand up. Fortunately it wasn't a serious hip problem (hip dysplasia, for those with doggy knowledge), or spine for that matter, which we were suspecting. He's now his usual cheeky, smiley, energetic self. And I'm so happy, but feel a bit wrung out.


:: yesterday I went on a wonderful nature walk along the cliff tops - more on that soon.

:: a parcel arrived from Amazon (spent my birthday vouchers), with plenty to distract me over the weekend. The joy of new additions to the book pile!


:: a blustery day today - perfect for blowing out the cobwebs and re-energising.

:: pink skies tonight....shepherds' delight!

24 comments:

Gina said...

Pleased to hear Walter is okay!

Evy said...

Very glad Walter is okay! He seems like a sweetheart - it's amazing how pet can become foll-on family members. Hugs and kisses to you both.

peggy said...

dear Diana thanks so much for coming yesterday on the birdie walk and I'm so glad that Walter is better and maybe didn't mind too much being left at home 'to rest' after his ordeal. I will be putting my photos soon on the blog but look forward to seeing yours which I'm sure will be as lovely as always. Will let you know when we can explore the cliffs with Brian again - this time just three or four of us. Thanks for adding the link too. lots of love Kate x

Gigibird said...

Walter is better, books have arrived - let us all rejoice!!

The Gossamer Woman said...

Great, Walter is better. Such good news. I'm sure you're mightily relieved and so are we. Imagine Walter being sick! No such thing should happen.

alice c said...

Phew! I can breathe again.

kristina said...

So happy Walter is better! Was very worried about both of you.

And hooray for the new books. Once again our tastes coincide exactly!

K x

Diane said...

Yaaaahhhh - We were holding our breath!!! So glad that the big lad is ok. I'm after the "Homemade" book too. xx

cocoa and blankets said...

I am so pleased he is ok...Alfie has been very very naughty...the sitting room is covered in pieces of Pete's jigsaw!

Lisa said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!
Enjoy your new sbooks.
Lisa

ginny said...

so so pleased all is fine and Walter has made a full recovery. i have been thinking of you both.
ginny xx

Pipany said...

Brilliant news Diana. So pleased to hear Walter has recovered. Will reply to your email later today xx

Simone said...

I am so so happy about Walter! I have been thinking about you both and what a wonderful companion he is to you.x

Dragonfly said...

Brilliant news about Walter.
I have 2 of your new books on my Amazon wish list...

JuliaB said...

Thank goodness!! was hardly daring to click on your link from my bloglines!! Glad all is well. xx

Julia said...

Im very relieved to read that your puppeh is ok! Phew, you must have been so very worried! (((hugs)))

Love the new books, they are tempting me to visit Amazon right now, even though I dont have birthday vouchers! :)

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog :) Sending you and pup lots of love

Julia xxx

Ali said...

Glad Walter is better.

And you bought Homemade! Eye candy, isn't it? I just love the photographs and the whole idea that you don't need to go out and buy a load of stuff to make something.

Maxine said...

That's great news about Walter, I'm sure that's a great weight off your mind.X

silverpebble said...

Wonderful news! I'm so relieved. I was worried about Walter.

I'm planning to make some salsa verde to go with roast lamb on Friday evening. I have sorrel and chives growing in the garden (very sadly my rocket is not so healthy). I'm going to put foraged garlic mustard in it too. Do you have a good SV recipe that can be interchanged with any foraged or grown leaves and herbs? Sorry for the waffly request,

Emma x

JoeinVegas said...

We have two dogs, one not doing well, and I can understand your concern. Glad he is doing better.

Tracy x said...

oh my...
i am so very, very glad that dear sweet walter is on the mend - these doglets are such a worry sometimes...
i am sending you late hugs and extra gentle ones for your wee boy x
t x

Cottage Garden said...

So glad Walter is OK. Please give him a hug!
Jeanne
x

Discerning Admirer said...

Hooray! Now Walter can get back to important doggy business: rolling in mud and chewing your shoes. Good to hear he is back on form :)

suzanne said...

Great news about Walter! What a great pile of lovely books - I bought the Homemade book recently and absolutely LOVE it! Hope you enjoy it (and all the others) as muchx