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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

It's WINNIE - not Whinnie, thank you very much.

I've been having a few 'health challenges' - but as you can see, I now have my paws crossed that I'm out of the woods and doing OK again.

It started when the Lady Of The House noticed a tiny hard bump on my head. We trotted off to the vet and they gave me some antibiotics at first, but they didn't help and the little hard lump got bigger.

Then the eye that I've had that other problem with before began to itch and I was rubbing it a lot with my paw and winking so we went back again. They gave me some new drops and also stuck a needle in my little head bump (TWICE!!!) to get some cell samples to test.

While we were waiting for the results my other eye started itching and I was now spending a lot of time with both eyes squeezed shut, a semi-permanent frown, and doing a lot of eye rubbing.

We went back straight away and got some different drops to try.

The good news is the test results show the lump is either a cyst or a non-malignant tumour - and my eyes have now stopped itching.

For now we're seeing if the lump gets bigger or changes before we make a decision about removing it. The LOTH isn't keen for me to have a general anaesthetic unless it's really necessary.

Anyway. I think I was JOLLY BRAVE through all these vets trips (although I have now got a new technique of digging my claws in to the vet's door mat to try and stop them getting me into the consulting room).

So you can IMAGINE how unimpressed I was when I saw (even through my itchy eyes) that the vet had given me a new name on one of my medications.


WHINNIE PRITCHARD!
How VERY dare she!!

On the PLUS side I was very excited and honoured today to be featured as the first home working greyhound on a great blog the LOTH found recently called How To Work From Home.



Feel free to pop over to How To Work From Home and leave a comment on my interview so that UK home workers find out how many great pet bloggers there are besides me!


31 comments:

GOOSE said...

That was a lot of vet trips but I do hope it all works out for the best. Keep getting better.
Blessings,
Goose

Amber DaWeenie said...

Whinnie...BOL Guess that's what they should call me! BOL

Molly The Wally said...

Winnie we hope you are OK. My bestest pal Pippinpumpkin had a gazillion lumps and bumps as she's old and we just leave them as they don't bother her. Hope your eyes are OK now. Much love to you.
Best wishes Molly

Susie and Sidebite said...

I hope they treated you better then the name, did you get any treats, glad the eyes are btter. now lets work on that head with the sad look.

Your Furends
Susie & bites

Sue said...

You were very brave Winnie. Next time you see that vet, I'd pee on her foot;)

So glad the lump is nothing and that your eyes have cleared up. Hope you can now give your mum a break from worrying about you.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Great to hear you're doing better Winnie. You have no idea how many weird variations I've seen of the spelling my surname...
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Sarge said...

Hey Winnie!
Wow, those dogtors are rotten peeps fur sure! All that poking and prodding and needles...then the wrong name! Pththtthth to that. Glad to see those tests are okay. Healing vibes on their way to you!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Mad Red Hare said...

You were very, very brave!

Casey said...

Talk about adding insult to injury! I think that you have grounds to bite them when you go back. Just a little.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Winnie I am so glad that the bump is not serious and that your eyes are better.

scotsmad said...

Whinnie??!!! Did he think you were a horse. Glad the lump isn't serious AND your eye has stopped itching.

We hope you got some treats for all your bravery.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

harrispen said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. I hope the lump doesn't need to be removed.

Stop by my blog for a chance to win a toy and help me raise money for Miss Sandra and the Pittie Pack.

Cindy

Lorenza said...

Oh-noes!
Too many Vet visits!
Paws crossed here for you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sam said...

We hope you are feeling better!

Sam

What Remains Now said...

Oh, Winnie! I feel horrible that you have been having so much trouble. I'm glad to hear that your eyes are feeling better. Itchy things are so annoying and bothersome. Paws crossed that the bump stays a bump. Stay well, Winnie. Whinnie...that's plain crazy. You are super brave.

houndstooth said...

Whinnie? Why of all the... That's horrible! I'd poop on his exam table for something like that.

I'm glad that you are going to be okay, though! Blueberry had a lump on her head that turned out to be cancer, and that's a scary thing.

You did a great interview, too!

Bunny

houndstooth said...

Whinnie? Why of all the... That's horrible! I'd poop on his exam table for something like that.

I'm glad that you are going to be okay, though! Blueberry had a lump on her head that turned out to be cancer, and that's a scary thing.

You did a great interview, too!

Bunny

Eileen said...

Hope the lump stays the same and glad those itchy eyes are better. Vet's trips are not good, you've got it sussed Winnie, dig your claws in and have a weewee while you are there :-)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh my poor sweet puppy pal, I'm sending you some good healing purrs.

gyeong said...

Glad you are feeling better. Great interview. At least they spelled your name correctly there.

Finn said...

Oh no! Hope there are no changes in that lump AND that you get off those meds real soon. You certainly are brave for all those vet visits!

Finn said...

Oh no! Hope there are no changes in that lump AND that you get off those meds real soon. You certainly are brave for all those vet visits!

Mollie said...

Oh Whinnie..bol Winnie I mean. Wez hope your on the mend, after all those trips to the vets..It's nice to see yous again :) xx00xx

chicamom85 said...

You are very brave, I would have cried. I hope you are all better.


Loveys Sasha

Agnes B Bullock said...

Wonderful news- we love you so very much!!!!!!

Barbara Uzdzinska said...

WOW! That is a lot of trips to the vet, I'm glad your eyes have stopped itching though http://doggy-years.blogspot.co.uk/!

Raelyn said...

Winnie!! (Not Whinnie!!) ;)
Why didn't you share with everyone sooner that your body was suffering from ills!! Why? We would have all kept you and your troubles in our thoughts!! ;-}
Take care!! ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Bobby said...

Ah Winnie we are so sorry to hear about your sore eyes and a lump on your head. We are glad your eyes are better now.
We hope the lump does not get worse.
Licks Bobby

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

How rude of your vet, sounds like you have been a very brave gril with all those visits. Keeping our paws crossed for you. Make sureyou visit our blog as from Friday we will be doing daily updates onthis years walk to raise money for greyhound gap and if you wantedto tell some of your friends that would be lovely.

Love Sue and the Taylor pack plus Belle

Facebook people can follow on walkingthebeat (all one word)

Winnie said...

We will all be following the WalkingTheBeat adventures!

It's a great fundraiser for the wonderful greyhound gap!

Love and licks, Winnie

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

We think that was AWFUL of the vet to rename you like that! *hiss* We think you've been VERY brave!