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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Another email from Mum

It has been hazardous pavement wise in Cheltenham. Mum likes to walk the dog regularly, though I'm sure the ancient animal would prefer to stay at home! Anyway, here is Mums solution to slippery, accident inducing pavements; dog walking....inside! Here is her description:

'Not walked Jassy, don't want a broken leg for Christmas so ...........don't laugh !  I put her on her lead and walk 50 circuits round the bungalow, through the lounge, down the hall, through the kitchen and into the dining room . After 25 circuits I let her out in the garden and she dutifully does a poo and a wee and then we continue on our way. She is very good. She must have some exercise or her muscle tone in her back legs will deteriorate....she has to be helped in to the car now. And it's also good for me too! ! It takes just over 20 mins! ! 

I screamed with laughter at the thought, and the mental picture, of them both doing circuits of the house on the inside! It's only an average sized Bungalow. Whatever next?!


Maggie May said...

My heart missed a beat for a moment as I thought the dog would relieve itself! Glad she waited till the garden.
I could understand walking ROUND the bungalow but not through it. There will be worn out carpets!

Have a Happy Christmas.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rob-bear said...

Your mom is obviously the type who can deal with adversity and peculiar situations.

Rather like her daughter.

Happy Christmas to your clan.

Steve said...

Full marks for creativity within tight constraints - you mum will go far (even if it a circuit of the ol' home)!

Louba said...

Ingenious. Glad the dog is trained to wait until the door opens :)

nick said...

Doesn't the dog get bored just walking endlessly round the bungalow? No unfamiliar smells, no strange dogs, no change of scenery. But perhaps if she's that ancient, she's happy enough just to be alive and well cared-for....

Lindsay said...

My solution is to wear woolly socks over shoes when going outside on ice. I also have a pair of crampons to slip over shoes.

Have a very happy Christmas.
Love from Lindsay

Louba said...

Oh - I forgot to say I nominated you for an award, details are on my blog. Love your writing. Have a lovely Christmas. x

Rose said...

I think your Mum is very clever--an ingenious way to avoid slipping on the ice! I'm glad, though, Jassy is polite enough to wait till she gets outside to do her "business":)

Wishing you, Tall Girl, and Small Sprog a very Merry Christmas!

Akelamalu said...

What a star your Mum is! LOL

Happy Christmas to you m'dear.

the eternal worrier: said...

Hi Sub, the pavements round here are deadly as well. I look like an ice skating giraffe on my way to work. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011 to you and yours.