Thursday, January 19, 2012

More mileage.



A rough day for the old fellow. Something not right inside . He simply can't settle . '' The font " takes him down to the vets . The first time in four months he's been there . Thankfully, the prim Parisienne is away . The senior vet, an old friend to Wilf, administers an anti-emetic injection . Wilf sits there on the examination table. Half enjoying the atttention and half frozen with fear . More liquid around the stomach, possibly a kidney issue, signs that the tumours are stirring again .

The vet very sensible. No point in putting him through a battery of tests. The prognosis ? A concise and very Gallic ; '' Wilf will decide whether it's time to turn the page or close the book ". As they leave the surgery the vet shouts out " See you next month ". ' The font ' laughs.

Two thirty in the morning . Angus can be found sitting on the floor in a dressing gown and slippers. A Tale of Two Cities in one hand, a glass of Burgundy in the other . ' The Big Bang Theory ' , badly dubbed into French, on the local comedy channel . Family fellow finally asleep head on my knee . Wilf's coat , hard and coarse at lunchtime, definitely softer to the touch . When ' The New Girl ' comes on the screen ( perhaps the plot makes sense in English ) it's time to leave him alone to sleep off the injection. After a turbulent day reassurance that there's still more mileage in this old boy.

Old PON's know " If today was perfect there'd be no need for tomorrow ".

21 comments:

  1. It is the best of times, it is the worst of times.
    Thinking of you both.

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  2. Much more mileage to my favourite polar bear - just see you in my thoughts at the vet and giving him company - love and bacetti sul nasino Susanne, daisy foxiie kiri

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  3. 'Time to turn the page or close the book'. What a gentle way of putting it.
    Wilf, we have Great Expectations for you.
    Love and hugs from Gail and Bertie.

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  4. Our love to dear ole fluffy. A better day tomorrow.

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  5. What a great line from the vet!!!! May the book be as long as War and Peace.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  6. Always in my thoughts Wifie Pon. You are such a bright and beautiful little soul.
    Teena and Merlin xxx

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  7. thank goodness that the kind senior vet was the one. maybe "her highness" has gone back to paris where she belongs.
    "see you next month!" see you many, many months to come wilfee. beloved wee bear.
    they had to drain fluid from my zeke's tummy area. it made him more comfortable. he had the same thing wilf has. which makes wilf a miracle to me indeed. he is one amazing little fellow.
    love to you three in la france profonde,
    tammy j

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  8. Indeed, the best of times, the worst of times.

    Miles measured in tiny steps of a white polar bear's paws.

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  9. Of course A Tale of Two Cities brings to my mind the opening lines, 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' I'm hoping that the best of times continue for Wilf.

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  10. Hopeful that Wilf will continue to turn the pages, we are not ready for this book to end :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and MAx

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  11. Wilf, and you, are in our hearts and prayers.

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  12. Glad to hear that things have settled down some. I know how worrisome it can be when those old dogs have a bad day. Hopefully, after the two of you had a good sleep in this morning, he went back to enjoying his culinary delights!

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  13. "...it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair..."
    And spring will come again, dear Wilf. It will.

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  14. Sitting on the floor in the middle of the night sharing stories...it is what old friends do. Lucky ones.

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  15. I'm thinking of Wilf and family and sending all my wishes your way.

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  16. Let's hope the page has turned and Wilf carries on. This is our wish. Enjoy the days and those up in the middle of nights, time is certinaly precious. Keep on going Wilf!

    With love from your Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

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  17. I like your old vet... I'm voting for "turning the page" but it's Wilf's decision.

    I understand much better what you've been through over the past year plus based on my experiences with K. Every vet talks to me as if my vivacious K is just about to die. I want to wring their necks and tell them to let us have hope! Don't we deserve that? Wilf certainly has proven that hope can flicker for a long time.

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  18. your vet sounds like one of the best...sending love..x

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  19. Ah, Wilfie. We love you, we're thinking of you.

    Jed & Abby

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