I must say that after only three days on the anti-inflammatory tablets Tess's back legs seem a lot better. Unfortunately she is now off her front right leg so this afternoon my son took me back to the Vet's and he solved the problem in a minute. I have been looking at her front right paw and could see nothing although she was constantly licking it and refused to go for a walk. The Vet found a small cut between the pads on her right foot and it had begun to fester. So now she is on anti biotics too. It is all getting a bit complicated - half an anti biotic tablet twice a day and one anti inlfammatory daily (and she will be on these for the rest of her life, hopefully keeping the arthritis at bay). I wish they could do the same for my arthritis - in fact on the strength of my visit to the Vet I have made an appointment to see my doctor - maybe visit a rheumatologist or something. We shall see.
With my Grand daughter and her husband and their three year old coming at the week end I have been shopping for food (they are all three vegan). They are staying in B and B but we are all,all six of us (this includes my son and his wife), meeting here for lunch on Saturday and spending the rest of the day together. I have found a nice looking soup recipe with all kinds of vegetables plus beans and pasta and I shall serve this with garlic and naan breads - and at their request I shall follow this with jacket potatoes with various stuffings and salads on offer. My grand daughter is bring a pud which is going in my fridge tomorrow night.
The lovely sunny weather we have had has disappeared today and it has been windy and cold and cloudy but every sunny day is a bonus in January isn't it? Especially so when we hear of the dreadful bush fires in Australia with thousands having to flee their homes. I just can't begin to imagine it.
Well friends we are beginning to settle into 2020 and a new decade - two days in already. One thing is pretty sure - I am not likely to see in the next decade so I must make the most of every day. Out to lunch tomorrow with M and W and a Winter Warmer menu - one course plus a glass of house wine for eleven pounds - I have already decided I shall have fish pie. That will set me up nicely for making the soup in the evening.