Saturday, 31 December 2011

Vet Visit Again + Happy New Year to All

Four a.m.. Back from the vets about 10 minutes ago. Bobby was having problems every time he fell asleep. He would wake with a mighty 'cough' for want of a better description. He was struggling to get his breath. This has happened occasionally in the past but tonight it was getting rapidly worse so I phoned the vet emergency line. Luckily the vet spends her evening call out times at the surgery so I was able to drive Bobby straight there. After another check up on his heart murmur, an injection and a tablet which looked big enough to give to a horse we came home with a bag full of tablets. He goes back on Tuesday for his heart X-ray. That will probably confirm that he has an enlarged heart which is making up for the faulty valve which causes the murmur. At the moment Bobby is sprawled out in front of the fire catching up on his beauty sleep.

I was going to put this short video up later in the day but I might as well do it now.

It is our very best wishes to all for 2012.

As with the Christmas one some of the graphics were free animated GIFs from the internet.
Soundtrack was produced using iSequence on the iPad.
This shows the app with the first quarter of the tune:


Now for that cup of tea brewing in the kitchen. 4.20 a.m..Not really worth going to bed now as I am normally up by 6.30 a.m.. Thank goodness for PumpkinFM UK Comedy internet radio channel to pass the time.


  1. How fortunate you were able to get Bobby to the vet for a helpful treatment. One heck of a way to start the last day of the year, though, for both of you. Thanks for the unique Happy New Year video...

    Happy New Year to you too.

  2. Hello Glo. The vets I use have a very good country wide reputation and we are lucky it is only a 15 mile journey. There are others much nearer but I have had poor service from them in the past.
    Bobby is looking much more comfortable now - sleeping like a baby at the moment

  3. Must have been quite a scare John.
    I hope Bobby makes a full recovery.
    All the best to you both; and an excellent video.

  4. It was Keith. There was a point where I thought I was going to lose him. Anyway he had a good night's rest, what was left of it. The best we can hope is to make life as comfortable as possible for the old boy.

    Very best wishes to you and Jim for 2012

  5. A very interesting blog and super photos. I wish you and Bobby well for 2012

  6. Great video. I hope Bobby recovers. I have told the dogs to offer a thought and a prayer for him.

  7. I big hug to Bobby and hope his recovery is really speedy.. thank goodness for an excellent local vet!

    Enjoyed the video.. great stuff and thank you for keeping us so entertained throughout the year.

    Happy New Year to you and Bobby, John...

  8. Wishing Bobby a full recovery, all the best for 2012 John.

  9. Hope these new tablets settle bobby down, sounds like you two may need an early night.

  10. Hope everything goes well for Bobby John.
    We had a Cocker Spaniel that had Cardio-myopia which sounds like the same thing that Bobby has, its very debilitating for a dog and you feel powerless at times to help them at times.

  11. Best wishes for the new year for you and Bobby too!

  12. Thanks for another excellent post. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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