Archive | July 2014

Walking +…

What could be better than just walking?

Walking on sand near the ocean or walking on grass near trees.

Away from concrete, car fumes, crowds & noise.

Away from complication.

Surrounded by the sights, the sounds and the smells of nature.

Surrounded by simplicity.

Ideally, wearing flip-flops or maybe wearing Golf Shoes.

What could be better than just walking?

Nowt!

Karma, what goes around, comes around…

During┬áthe peak of summer 2011, while riding too fast trying to keep up with my wonderful dog, Bloo…

Whippet Collie Cross

Bloo, my Lurcher (Whippet/Collie-cross)

… I crashed my bicycle shattering my right Clavicle, fracturing my Scapular and cracking three ribs…

Ribs, Scapula and Clavical

Rt Scapula Post-Op – 1170851

As my breathing recovered from the winding caused at impact, I started to think about what to do next?

Too proud & embarrassed to call for help, I got back on to my bike and started the desperate journey back toward The Badger (Jeep).

Along the way, Bloo ran off chasing Rabbits on the Golf Course and I couldn’t even shout after him, let alone chase after him.

Instead, I pressed on toward the Car Park and using the ‘working’ arm, hoisted the Bike into the Jeep and drove home…

Thankfully, later that night, as I was recuperating in A&E, we received a phone call confirming that Bloo was fine – he’d wandered into the Pub associated with the Golf Course sometime after last-orders and, rather than shoeing him away, a kind member of staff had embraced him, read the Tag on his collar and phoned us. Phew!

This week, I was privileged to return that kindness after a beautiful Greyhound ran into a busy road hitting the side of an oncoming car.

With the poor creature shocked and hurt, shaking and crying out loud, onlookers simply didn’t know what do, including the unfortunate driver of the passing car who was clearly not to blame.

Something inside me ‘kicked-in’ and I simply knew what needed doing. I was in a suitable car; carrying a first-aid kit and a spare dog-lead. Armed with these and a huge love for dogs, I lifted the shaking Animal into the back and whizzed her to the Vet.

Molly, the magnificent five year-old Brindle Greyhound was not only Tattooed in both ears, but she was also Micro-chipped and therefore returned to her owners within a couple of hours, thankfully with a clean bill of health.

In the Vet's Consulting Room

Molly the Brindle Greyhound

5-year old, Brindle Greyhound,

Molly’s pretty face.

Having left my details with the Vet after the incident, I was delighted to finally speak with Molly’s owners who, like us three years’ earlier, were so unbelievably relieved & pleased to get that phone-call about their missing loved-one.

England: Land of Free TV’s

CHAV

England: Land of Free TV’s