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Swimming comes naturally to dogs and my two English Springer Spaniels are no exception. As you can see from the picture above, Holly (the liver and white) and Harvey in front, taken a few years ago at the local dam, aren’t afraid of open water. Collectively they are know as the ‘H’ Team, because they […]

“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” British Statesman, Benjamin Disraeli It was the fabulous David Bowie who sang, “Turn and face the change, ch-ch changes.” That about sums up life, everything changes and you have to either run away from the change or embrace it. Running away from change only delays the inevitable and makes […]

In English there is a saying, ‘time is a great healer’. I’ve no idea who said that, but nonetheless it’s true. Equally true and pertinent is Sigá Sigá in Greek, meaning slowly slowly. Both are true, especially where medical matters are concerned. Naturally time needs a little assistance from medicine and the ministrations of professionals, like […]

After Harvey’s operation on his spine and his stomach we found Holly has a lump growing near her spine. So we visited the vet once more and thankfully the vet was positive. Holly has probably got a cyst and a course of anti-biotics will, we hope, cure the lump. But if it doesn’t do so […]

Harvey’s neurological problem, his Ataxia, meant that when we brought him home from the vets his backs legs were not working. There are three reasons for this. The Ataxia, the operation to cure it and the fact he was shut up in a cage almost 24 hours a day because the vet didn’t want him […]

After over three weeks of playing a very difficult waiting game with Harvey’s illness, he has finally been given the all clear to come home by the vet. Yesterday we collected him in the afternoon and so begins a pretty intense period where we have to work on Harvey’s physio ourselves for a week. If […]