Tess is home again. She had the tartar removed from her teeth and also had four teeth removed. (as dogs have forty-seven teeth the vet says four should make no difference).
At present she has half wet/half dry food but the vet recommends all dry from now on. She wont like it but will no doubt get used to it in a day or two. She has also given her some capsules to sprinkle on her food to combat the skin condition she gets every year, when she scratches a lot, has very dry skin and licks her feet continually.
The vet is concerned about her teeth as they came out so easily. I had a thought last evening. I am ashamed to say that every bedtime, when my husband is having his two Rich Tea biscuits with his Ovaltine, he also gives Tess a Rich Tea. I wonder if the sugar content is responsible for the teeth problem, so he will eat his two biscuits in the kitchen while he is getting the bedtime drink in future so that she doesn't get any.
She was very sleepy when she came home, but ate the tiny bit of recommended wet food and also (a friend recommended this) a bowl of slightly warm skimmed milk (she thoroughly enjoyed this and it has a lot of calcium in it).
This morning she still hasn't forgiven us, but she has been on her morning walk, but on the lead this time. I feel sure that by this evening she will be back to normal.
After a day yesterday when it never stopped raining, today has heavy cloud and it is still cold. Better, warmer weather is forecast, so I live in hopes. It is the farmer's walk on Saturday and friend W and I are going out for lunch. So many places to choose from - so the big problem is where to go.