Poor Jack got bitten by an Adder on Monday. I had no idea until he staggered out of his bed looking like a jowly old Labrador who had swallowed a tennis ball. I rushed him to the vets' twenty miles away and he was put on a drip with anti-venom and fluids. I brought him home later that afternoon and he slept until the next morning.
By morning he was much better. Still puffy but better and after another visit to the vets' for a check up, the bill totaled nearly £500. That's a very expensive snake bite. Thank goodness he's okay and today there was no swelling at all and he is back to his ridiculously bouncy self. Phew.
And so to the holiday birds. Few words required.......Herring Gulls:
This one makes me laugh every time I look at it:
I can't tell you how grateful I am for all your comments on the last post. I felt so much better for reading them. Since writing it, we have had a call from Great Ormond Street offering us a full assessment for Aspergers, or whatever we are supposed to be calling it now, for OB this coming Monday. This is something for which there is a TWO YEAR waiting list in Devon and then these assessments might be spread over months before eventually getting an official diagnosis. They are offering to do the whole thing in a day, dedicating a number of members of their team to the task. It's like a different world up there and we are forever in their debt. OB has reverted to Origami with the start of the new term so his blog name becomes relevant again. He is teaching me to solve the Rubik's cube which is a slow business but I'm getting there. With the increased dexterity that comes with age, he is making more complex pieces. So far there have been ten of these hedgehogs which he will be giving to the staff at GOSH. I don't know how he does it - it's only about 2 inches long.
Right - time to get on. Think of us on Monday and have a great weekend, whatever you are doing. So until next time, here are a sandy Snippet, Snakebite Jack on a rock and OB throwing one.