When the World Goes Wrong

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but I haven’t been well.

Until Annabelle took me to the vet, I thought it was the world that wasn’t well – it kept tilting and whirling so I couldn’t keep my balance – but the vet said I had something called canine vestibular disease. She told Annabelle it’s something that happens to old dogs, and I would feel like I was ‘on a boat’ for a while. I must be a good sailor, because I didn’t throw up – apparently a lot of dogs get sick with this condition. I still wouldn’t want to go on a boat, though, if that’s what it feels like.

Dizzy Millie

Where’s my head at?

I haven’t even been able to sleep properly – it’s hard to sleep when your bed won’t keep still – so my trips to the dream world of Storyland have been interrupted, and I haven’t been able to help Annabelle with her writing.

Pearl is being her usual unhelpful self – she says I’m going ‘ga-ga’. I’m not sure exactly what she means by that, but I don’t think it’s meant as a compliment.Β She’s in no position to criticise, considering how disgracefully she behaved on our visit to the family at Christmas. As soon as we arrived she stole the remains of a roast chicken from the kitchen bin, and growled rudely when it was taken away from her. She stole food off people’s plates and trashed the furniture, removing the dog-proof covers and burrowing into the cushions. Worst of all, she ran away from us while we were out on a walk and very nearly got herself killed on the main road. She was lucky to escape with a few scratches and scrapes.

Pearl's scrapes (2)

At least she can still go for long walks, which is more than I can do at the moment. The other day she took great pleasure in telling me she’d heard a blackbird when Annabelle took her out. As if!! No blackbird would be singing this early in the year. Would it?

Altogether, it hasn’t been a very happy New Year for us so far. I hope it’s better for all of you!

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29 Responses to When the World Goes Wrong

  1. pollymacleod says:

    Oh dearest Millie, I’m so sorry to hear you’re not well, it sounds horrible, like vertigo that we humans get. I hope you will soon be well and able to resume your long walks. As for Pearl, oh dear, she did disgrace herself big time, thank goodness she only suffered a few scrapes. My two ran off once chasing a rabbit and they got very close to a road, I was so relieved when they came back! Take care Mille and get well soon x

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  2. Oh poor sweet Millie, we hope it feels as if the ship has steadied enough to give you healing sleeps and that you feel better soon. So glad to hear Pearl only had a few scratches and scrapes after running away, bless her. Annabelle must have had such a fright from it all. We hope the year will get a lot better for you all and we send lots of love your way πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    Sorry things have been so rough for you. Not a fun way to start off the year. 😊

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  4. Willow Croft says:

    Sorry about your dog… 😦

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  5. Emma Cownie says:

    My mother has had the human version of this and its horrible. Glad Millie can still enjoy long walks.

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  6. Sue Vincent says:

    Poor Millie…and Pearl!

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  7. natswans says:

    Oh Millie so sorry to hear of your illness sounds dreadful. Hope you are well soon darling.
    Pearl that was a close shave , she reminds of my Lady same colouring. Oh just read they are both doing well. So happy
    Best Wishes

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  8. lbeth1950 says:

    Poor baby. Those scrapes look bad.

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  9. pollymacleod says:

    I’m glad to hear they are both healing well πŸ™‚

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  10. Aw, what darlings. I’m going over to hug my dog.

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  11. We dogs love hugs – that’s why we make ourselves so eminently huggable! Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚


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