Wednesday, 7 October 2015

First day home after the big scare

So, we go to the hospital to collect Penny...

Instructed to make very sure she has a bland diet, so she can recover successfully. We leave...

Oh, no, what is this? She has snaffled a piece of popcorn in the carpark! Grab it out of her mouth, successful because she's not really all that ready to eat. I think it's just a habit to grab anything remotely edible.

In the car. Home.

Check out the bowl to see whether there's any food. Yes, a tiny little serve of boiled chicken and rice.

Out to the backyard to see if she will have a bowel motion. (Why does dog hospitalisation always seem to end up focused on that all-important evidence that the gut still works?)

What's this? A spot on the back lawn with three-day old vomit. How nice. But her super-clever human - me - has taken the precaution of digging over the spot in preparation for Penny's homecoming. Nothing much to be grabbed, except perhaps a smidgen of disgusting soil.

Oh, well, maybe lie down for a little rest, near the delicious smell.

And it's tricky to get anything nice if your human plonks a container of old gardening pots on top of the best place.

At last, a bowel motion! (I'll spare you the video I took of this, dear reader.)

So, inside to rest at the window and check out the neighbourhood.


Mitch and Molly said...

You must be starving, you poor girl ☺ We hope you're back to 100% soon, Penny!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, she's still eating lots of grass, so back to the vet tomorrow. But continuing to improve, thanks.