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Back at work

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Back at school and holidays seem so far away. I have a year 2 this year. I have to keep remembering to use ‘little words’ . I asked one little girl , “Did you have a great vacation?” to which she replied , “What’s a vacation?”

I had to laugh when I had them write about themselves for me, telling them I wanted to get to know them better. I told them after they wrote their stories I would answer questions about myself for them. The questions started with questions about my pets, favourite foods, if I had children and then how old they were, favourite colours then one asked, “Whats your real name?” So tempted to reply some famous name haha! Then one asked how old I was. I replied I was 52 . One little girl said, “You are almost as old as my dad , he is 54” while another said, “I thought you would be as old as my mum , she is 38” . Yes, that little girl will have a FABULOUS year in my class hahaha.
It should be a good year 🙂

Not so good a day though for Sheldon the pup.
Poor Sheldon was desexed, had his hernia repaired and had two baby teeth removed that had yet to fall out. today 😦 He was a little lethargic when I got home and the vet had told Tim that was normal for about 12-24 hours . It’s 10 pm now and by 7pm he had eaten his first meal hungrily and w are taking turns to try and keep him sitting still…exhausting stuff!!
However, while he recovered fast from the operation , he was instinctively scratching at the sites every time he awoke through the afternoon. So, on getting home at 5pm I drove into the vets to get him an Elizabethan collar. They recommended a 10 cm wide one . Putting it on him it looked short for his snout but he went back to sleep so it was hard to tell. Of course he woke up at 7 pm to eat…then began licking and biting, corresponding with the closure of his vet and the one Ally takes Blacky to. Rang some pet shops in the local shopping centre as it is Thursday late night shopping. Only one had a collar and it was the same 10cm wide one we had. Then I remembered the after hours vet. Took a gamble calling them and it paid off. An hour later, many failed attempts then the watching of a you tube ( honestly is there anything not on that site???? Lol) we had the new collar on correctly. Much more suitable size finally. He can eat and drink with it, chew toys but can’t scratch :))

He has to be kept quiet and not do a lot of movement for 10 days…that will be far from an easy task. 🙂

Time to make lunches now for tomorrow .


Collar One


Better fit collar and a far from impressed Sheldon :))

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

One thought on “Back at work

  1. Oh he looks so sad! That first collar must have been awful for him! I can almost feel his pain!

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