Man’s Best Friend

I’ve neglected Twitter and this blog over the past couple of weeks because I’ve been looking after our poorly dog. At the beginning of last week Frodo went to the vet’s to be neutered but he ended up having a bad reaction to the post-op medication. He had diarrhoea and vomiting with blood in it, plus he refused to eat and drink – he loves his food so we knew he was really unwell. Another trip to the vet resulted in five different medications to be given every few hours, and the next three days were spent enticing Frodo to eat tiny meals of boiled chicken and rice and taking his tablets wrapped up in cheese.

Despite neglecting this blog, not updating Twitter and spending last week sitting in our living room with Frodo asleep on my lap, I wasn’t idle. It was warm and cosy on the sofa (beats sitting at a desk) and armed with my iPad I wrote articles on hotels in Santorini, Crete and Barbados that I’d been commissioned to write. With Frodo sleeping for hours at a time I got a lot of writing done, including working on a new food blog that I hope to launch before Christmas.

Frodo has now recovered and is back to his usual mischievous self trying to lick the dirty cutlery in the dishwasher and eat everything out in the garden. I even caught him dragging the bath mat along the landing to our bedroom yesterday. It’s good to have him back to normal, although I quite fancy writing in the comfort of our living room more often.

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