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.

Man’s Best Friend
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  • 3rd December 2012 at 7:10 pm
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    I’m glad to hear Frodo is recovering Kate! We have a golden retriever and whilst he hasn’t been as ill as your dog, we’re always concerned when he’s a bit unwell. They are family, aren’t they, and as a responsible dog owner, you always want to make sure they’re all right.

    I know what you mean about having time to sit and write. I probably have a lot more time for that than many people, but it’s something about life that things always crop up and need doing. My writing often gets neglected and I mean to do something about that! I do want to dedicate more time to it. I know I need to be more disciplined about it but that’s hard too!

    Anyway, I hope that over the coming weeks and months you’re able to do more writing with Frodo at your side.

    Elaine.

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    • 6th December 2012 at 5:06 pm
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      Thanks Elaine, Frodo is fully recovered now! I agree, they are family and it’s horrible to see them poorly.

      Although I have plenty of time to write too, I find there’s not much time left after doing the writing that’s earning me money (articles and online content), to do the kind of writing I really love (fiction and novel writing). I do feel fortunate though to be earning a (small) living from writing as it’s what I’ve been working towards for years.

      I know what you mean about discipline – that’s the key to getting lots done! x

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