Friday, May 17
Nesbitt Pet Business.
It's that time of the year again......preparing for our annual pilgrimage to the Isle of Man TT. The animals are all booked in to their various accommodation .
Elsie and Bing will be going over to Scarborough to stay with Auntie Jill here. http://scarboroughdogs.org.uk/pages/facilities.htm. Ella will also be staying there in the cattery. Ella does not travel well and whilst normally she is a very clean cat we tend to have a little accident on route. We daren't let her out on the morning we take them to Scarborough in case she didn't return in time and this would have our plans out of the window. So - we pack the dogs, bedding, food then bring Ella's transport cage into the house and try to get her in with minimum fuss! (Easier said than done!) We then head out to Scarborough hoping....
1. The road wont be too busy
2. We don't get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle...or
3. Hit roadworks.
Past experience would indicate we will encounter one of the three and Ella will get stressed and drop a little protest.
Freida will be staying with a neighbour and enjoying 3 walks a day as Joyce loves walking....and dogs - so they will both be happy! Freida will have a rest from puppy rearing and a break from Elsie.
We have taken them for their various boosters and kennel cough treatments at a cost of £94. The boarding fees alone will be approaching £350 so hopefully we may have a few pence left for the odd meal whilst we are away! lol!
I was quite worried about taking Ella to the vets. She has a cyst which fills up with fluid on a regular basis. We take her to get it drained but it returns. She is well over 15 and we don't want to cause her any unnecessary stress...so when I discovered more lumps I was very concerned. The vet gave her a full examination and concluded that they were not causing Ella any pain or discomfort and it would be wise not to have them drained at the moment as the process would interfere with her immune system and the booster's impact would be decreased - so we will attend to this on our return.
The hens will stay in the henhouse but will be let out and locked away at night by our neighbour. The benefit for Emma our neighbour is she will get fresh eggs on a daily basis whilst we are away!