I took my step father for his pre-assessment before he has his new knee. The nurse told him he would not be able to drive for at least 6 weeks after and he would use a walking frame, then be on crutches.
It would probably be another 6 weeks after that before he would be back to walking without an aid.
nurse asked him if he had any questons. He look rather stunned. He told her that he had been told by "Sniffy John" at his local pub, on good authority that he would be up and about walking normally the next day after the operation.
Well as they say, don't take any notice of what a man in a pub tells you!
I was looking around a lovely little village on Tuesday and saw a wooden pig and wooden tortoise in a charity shop window. I went in and picked up the pig and asked the assistant to get me the tortoise right
at the front. She looked at me in a state of panic. "You want the pig and the tortoise", she asked. Thinking that they were already sold or display only items, I said "yes, are they not for sale"? She calmed down a bit and pointed
to her colleague outside the window trying to take a photo. "We have made a lovely display and wanted to get a picture of it. Someone has already bought the masks that we had just displayed" she replied. I actually found it quite amusing,
as did the other assistant who had witnessed it all.
It reminded me of the time I walked in to an empty
Brewers Fare when it was just opening and asked for a table. Have you booked? I was asked. I said I hadn't. Sorry we are full", he replied.
Just come back from a weekend break in a chalet near Yarmouth. Had a good rest. As the lovely chalet was pet friendly, we decided to take Rio. Now, over
the years, I have wondered why so many people are walking their dogs through the seaside towns and never understood why they would want to take them shopping with them - that is until last weekend! I walked him down to the beach etc noticing that dogs
were welcome in shops and pubs, and later in the afternoon, we took him there again.
We decided to
go to the club house later in the evening (no dogs allowed), settled him down and put the TV on for company. On arriving back at the chalet just after 11.30 pm, I could hear him barking. The next day I asked the neighbour if he had been barking
long. She told me he had barked all night but only really heard him when they turned the TV off.
next day after his walk we had to take him with us so he wouldn't bark. We couldn't leave him in the car as he sets the alarm off and if it had been a hot day, we wouldn't have dreamed of doing that anyway. So turns had to be taken waiting outside
the shop with him.
We noticed that a large husky type dog had been for a walk and was left in the chalet
for 5 minutes while its owner popped to the shop. It howled like a wolf until he came back.
Now I know why
dogs go everywhere with their owners on holiday.
Has that changed my understanding of them? Slightly.
Will he be coming again? No way!
He is more than happy to stay at the dogsitter's house with her dogs and play. So that's him booked up in advance!