A few days before Christmas, T drove up to Yorkshire to collect my mum and her Yorkie Cindy.
My mum lives on her own, and the plan was for her to spend Christmas and New Year with us. She had suffered a heart attack in October, and although she had said she was OK, I though a bit of TLC would do her good.
Obviously my TLC wasn’t too good 😮 as in the early hours of Christmas day she was taken into our local hospital with breathing difficulties.
She stayed in all day, had a lovely Christmas dinner, and a christmas gift from ‘santa nurse’
T ended up cooking dinner for the rest of the family, I dashed back home to eat with them about 5pm, and at 8pm we collected her and brought her home. I think she was probably trying to avoid my cooking 😉
New Years Eve, and we were back at the hospital. Her condition was gradually getting worse, and rather than send her back home to Yorkshire to be treated, which while she hadn’t been too ill had been the original plan, they have now decided she needed treating here.
So Little Sal, who now doesn’t look so little, and Jasp have a ‘friend’ stopping with them.
This is Cindy, she is twelve years old, or so we think as mum was told she was seven when she adopted her in September 2007. She is lacking a few front teeth, hence she can’t keep her tongue in her mouth.
She has now become one of the ‘gang’, she strides out on the walks alongside S&J, her little legs going ten to the dozen.
It’s no mean feat walking three different sized dogs on flexi leads, at times I feel like I’m maypole dancing, passing the leads from one hand to the next, over my head and twisting underneath.
Today we decided to take them for a walk on the Lickey Hills.
The car park to ourselves, for some reason, all the other cars had parked on the lower car park.
The view from just in front of where I’d parked. The white buildings are the Longbridge car factory. Once the home of Austin Rover cars, but now owned by Nanjing a Chinese automobile company.
Zooming in with my rather meagre zoom, the city of Birmingham can be seen on the horizon.