Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Chippy Tea

 


I'm cheating a bit with the 'breakfast' photo, as this one was taken a while ago and never used.  This mornings banana was a sorry affair and I didn't photograph it.  I wish it had looked like this!!

Lunch is good though.  

When we go to Mum's these days we take a packed lunch with us, Mum doesn't need the hassle of trying to prepare food and I would rather spend time with her than be struggling in her kitchen to make us something.  We don't need much for lunch as we are only really there for a couple hours and an hours drive each way.  But we do need something, so I try to make it as tasty as possible ... and something that suits us both.

Just one bun each ... carefully labelled of course ... and one of the two wafers each out of one of the packets from my fridge.  We supply the food and Mum supplies the hot drink, it works well, and the dogs both love a day out at Granny's house ... Granny has a dog treats tin 🐶🐶

When we get back it's time to feed and walk the dogs and then Alan usually goes and gets us a chippy tea, no cooking, no washing up and tasty food.  A good end to a good day.

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Sort of good news from the vets with Suky yesterday, her eyesight and hearing loss are just pretty much on track as the kind of ageing a Pug of her years would experience, the only sad thing is the vet is pretty sure she has arthritis in all her joints and although she has been on YuMove for the past four years and we have recently moved her onto the Advanced version for 'stiff, older dogs' he thinks that  she does need more help now.  So she is currently on a liquid anti-inflammatory and pain relieving medication for a weeks trial, if this doesn't work she will probably have to move on to steroid tablets, something we used to have for Sophie our elderly Border Collie for the last few years of her life. 

He did suggest that we might want to consider one of  THESE  for her in the near future.  Although I never saw myself as the type of person to push my dog along in a stroller ... this could work out well for both of us!!  😀


Sue xx



26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I didn't know strollers were made for dogs!

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    1. I've seen lots of them being wheeled around for years now, I never imagined me pushing one though.

      Alan says it's a definite NO but I think if Suky really needs one to get out and about for fresh air and to be pushed to the park so she can get out and have a bit of fun before being wheeled home then why not.

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  2. A friend uses this for her 17 year old dog and swears by it. Yes it looks funny but he loves it. I've also seen people wheeling cats in them.

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    1. Yes, it says on the advert that it's suitable for cats, I can't imagine Ginger being happy in one though.

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  3. How old is Sukey now Sue? A friend had one of those strollers for their decrepit Scottish Terrier and it worked well.

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    1. She's ten and a half now, which seemingly is classed as elderly for Pugs :-(

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  4. Poor Suky. Unfortunately it happens to us all, growing old is no fun. Agree about bananas at the moment. Look fine on the outside, black areas inside.

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    1. I second that, me and Suky seemingly are going downhill together much too fast.

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  5. Our next door neighbours had a stroller like that when their French bulldog couldn't walk far. As far as I know, the dog loved her walks out, and it meant she could go out with her doggy friends.

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    1. The risk would be would she actually like it. She used to hate being wheeled around in a wheelbarrow ... but obviously that must have felt much wobblier :-)

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  6. Have a lovely time with your mum. xx
    I'm sorry to read Suky's arthritis issues are getting worse. The stroller looks intriguing- I never knew this was a thing at all!
    xx

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    1. I've seen lots of them over the last few years. When we lived in Berkshire there was a local lady who wheeled one with about four yappy little dogs in it. You could definitely hear her coming.

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  7. Poor Suky, our Cocker Spaniel Rosie sympathises with her, she is almost blind now, has dementia and arthritis in her back legs, she and our terrier, Teddy have always slept in our bedroom but now that Rosie can't do the stairs, I am sleeping on the sofa with the dogs. I have an X ray this afternoon as the doctor thinks I have osteoarthritis in my knees and could also be responsible for my back problems so I am thinking a double buggy so that I can have a ride . I am trying to embrace getting old rather than swearing at it so am trying to lose weight to ease my long suffering knees but oh how I would love a chippy supper :)

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    1. Aww, poor Rosie, I guess sleeping on the sofa with the dogs won't be doing your back much good either. The things we do for our lovely fur babies eh!!

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  8. Poor Suky, I understand how she must feel as I get creakier every day. Those strollers seem to work well, Sue, a neighbour used one for her elderly Westie and it enabled them both to get some fresh air. Suky might love it seeing all the sights in comfort. I do hope her medication helps her though and at least she has you to look after her so well.

    I hope your mum is well too. That's a great idea taking your own food it takes away the stress of feeding visitors. I know when the family decide to drop in on us at the last minute I have a bit of a panicked rummage through the freezer to find something for them for tea especially as they are a fussy lot!

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  9. We saw a lot of dog strollers in Scarborough and prams being pushed with dogs in rather than toddlers.
    When we go to visit my mum we take the food with us partly cooked but we couldn't get away with just a sandwich as mum has such an appetite that she expects a full 3 course meal, homemade soup and a roll, a full cooked meal to follow and a pudding all finished off with a cup of tea and a big slice of the fresh cream chocolate cake I take her. And then she will often have a biscuit with her next cuppa. I don't know where she puts it - at Christmas her plate was overflowing but I think for the rest of the time when she is on her own she can't be bothered to make herself anything and just makes herself a piece of toast or gets a sausage roll, recently she has allowed the carers, who go in 4 times a week, to cook her a meal which is better for her. There is no way mum could go into a home as the portions are so tiny she would not be happy. Sorry to hear about Suky I wonder why dogs suffer with arthritis so badly?

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  10. Your outing sounds fun. Best to you and your Mum. Those pet strollers are popular where I live and I think Suky might enjoy the ride.

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  11. Poor Siky. I'm glad the vet is pleased with her overall. Definitely invest in one of those strollers, I used to see quite a lot of them at the VW gatherings we used to go to, the elderly dogs in them seemed really happy and looked very cute. xxx

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  12. Hope you had a lovely visit with your mum. I have never seen those strollers before but how great that dogs can still go out and about in comfort !

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  13. Strollers are very popular in my village, lots of older people with their elderly dogs out for a walk to the green spaces. The dog is lifted out and put back after a pee and good sniff around.

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  14. I imagine that a stroller would be a big help. She'd still be able to go on outings with you and with Mavis. Once there, she could get out and have a frolic, and be loaded back up for the trip home. It would add a great deal of life to her life.

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  15. Have you heard of using golden paste made from turmeric, coconut oil and black pepper for Suky's arthritis? Some dogs and people have great results using it.

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  16. An interesting post, as usual, Sue. I do hope your little dog continues to live a peaceful life. Our pets are so close to our hearts.

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  17. I hope the medications work for Suky... Mind you she would probably be happy being pushed in the stroller.

    The buns look very tasty.

    God bless.

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  18. Hopefully the new medication will work for Suky. The cold/damp weather impacts joints too. Suky will probably feel better in the Spring. Visiting with your Mum must be very nice and your luncheon looks terrific. I'm sure the dogs look forward to their special treats too.

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  19. That is so sweet making lunch for your mom like you do. I imagine my daughter would do the same for me.

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