Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Update on Human Granny and other Nottinghamshire stuff

(The white speck in the distance is Bertie)

Well now that Gail and I are staying again with Human Granny, I wanted to tell you about my walks in Nottinghamshire, where the landscape is dominated not, as in most of Scotland, by mountains, but by electricity pylons. I thought you might be interested to know all about how a third of the country's electricity is generated in the Trent Valley/Humber estuary area…*

But Gail says she thinks my readers are more concerned about Human Granny and will want to know how she is.

Oh dear. It is not good news I'm afraid. She can't seem to move properly any more, but the doctors are not sure what the problem is. She also seems a bit confused. When ever I try to help, I am told (sometimes rather brusquely) to get out of the way. Another doctor is coming today, and it may be that HGY will be admitted to hospital. Gail says we may be  down here for a while.

At least I might get a chance to tell you more about the pylons then!

*This 'fact' comes from Gail's 1975 'O' level Geography text book, so may not be strictly up to date...


  1. We have been thinking of HGY. Hope things settle down...so worrying for Gail. We're sure you're doing your best to keep a lid on things. Why, just taking her out for those great walks and looking at pylons must be a huge help.

  2. As the Nottingham bound train pulled out of the station this morning Mum did wonder how HGY was doing! Sorry to hear its not the best of news but I'm sure with your and Gail's loving care things will look better soon. We are all thing of you, sending lots of loves and hugs from us.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Oh no! We continue to pray granny will be OK. Our fingers and paws are tightly crossed for her. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. our best wishes to your granny. Be extra nice and patient with Gail as she must be very stressed

    retro rover

  5. Bertie and Gail we continue to send Gail , HGM and you lots of healing hugs and kitty kisses with magic slobber.
    I know Gail and your family are very very worried. We hope the new doctor can figure things out.

    OHHHH what pretty pretty photos today...Nottinghamshire is surely a very colorful city
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. We will continue to send love and prayers your way.

    Monty and Harlow

  7. We are sending POTP to Granny. We know you will take good care of her!

  8. Dear Gail and Bertie. Prayers and good thoughts for all three of you coming your way.

    We are absolutely enthralled by the Pylons, but muzzer is the one with thumbs, so we vote for more news of HGY, save the pylons for a slow period

    Gus n Teka

  9. Oh that sounds not good, but I hope so much that the dogtor has good news for you today. I will cross my paws for your granny... the whole day.
    Easy Rider

  10. We've got our paws crossed for your Granny and for your Mom also. It's a stressful time. We hope that the good Dr. offers some insight and help as to what is happening. (If Granny turned crabby all of a sudden, have them check for a vitamin B deficiency or a UTI.)

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. We think in this case, dear dog-God son, that Gail is quite right. We started reading and said, "Wait! Update, please." We're grateful you are there with HGY, and we are so sorry things are not good. We sending you all much love. And chocolate.

    Tootsie and humans

  12. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, did I ever mention that my father spent his entire career ensuring the electricity got from source to house? I shall be sure to share your posts on such matters and he will LOVE Gail's photographs.

    You are both very much in my thoughts (need the email change confirmed as it turned up in my 'spybox'); HGY will appreciate your being there even if it is not all fun and games Bertie. Warmest hugs and love to you and may answers come quickly. Wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  13. Oh dear....I am keeping Human Granny in my thoughts and prayers for sure, Bertie. I do hope there is nothing seriously wrong. What lovely views you have down there...even if there are a lot of electric pylons around.

  14. At firs when our nearly blind mom read your post she thought you were gonna tell her about pythons...geeze louise...we are so sorry to hear about your grandma....stella rose and momma

  15. Very beautiful Bertie. We are sorry to hear about granny. We will send her lots of hugs and good vibes
    Lily & Edward

  16. Oh my, I hadn't heard Human Granny was poorly. I hope she improves soon. And I'd love to hear more about the electricity pylons too.

  17. Don't pee on does pylons.... you might get shocked !!!!
    Sending healing POTP for granny.

  18. Sending lotsa prayers and good wishes for Granny... hope the docs can figger out whut's wrong.

    And whut purdy photos!!

  19. oh dear - we are so sorry to read this - it sounds like HG might of had a stroke. We are crodsing all our paws for her and hope the doctors can help

  20. Our paws are tightly crossed for HGM, as well as you and Gail, Bertie. If only those doctors were as smart as a WFT!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  21. So sorry to hear about this ...paws crossed tight for human granny!

  22. WE are sending HGY very strong POTP and CROSSED PAWS... Bless her heart.

    We are very glad that YOU are there with Miss Gail... to see to thingys fur her.. along with the nice walkies you are having.
    We are thinking of YOU and Miss Gail and HGY.

  23. Well..we are hoping for some good news for HGY...yep lets get through this, then you can you info post!

    The Mad Scots

  24. We are sending POTP time 4 for your HGY!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  25. We sure hope the doctors can figure out a good way to help your granny!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  26. Sorry to hear human granny's not doing well - hope da doctors can help.

  27. Oh Im sorry Bertie. We have paws crossed here for her and hopefully they can find out what the problem is

    Oreo and Addi

  28. Oh dear, we hope the new doctor will be able to shed some light (no pun intended with the pylons and all) on what is wrong with your Oumie (Granny). We are keeping our paws crossed.
    Wally & Sammy

  29. We are so sorry to hear that human granny is so ill. By now the new doctor may have been able to diagnose the problem. In the meantime. our thoughts are with her and Gail and of course you, dear Bertie!

    Just Harry and mom

  30. We are sorry to hear that your grandma is not well. Sending terrier hugs,

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  31. Oh Bertie ...... that's no good, mate?? Mum and I are thinking of you all. I've been visiting my Nan a LOT lately. She's very confused too and is awful rude to Mum sometimes but we know she doesn't mean to be. It's awful hard on our Mum's to have to see their Mum's like that, aye?? We've gotta be extra nice to 'em, Bertie!! Huuuuugs!!!

  32. Bertie, I do pray that you Human Granny does not get more confused. I think it must be a scary thing to not be able to remember and to forget what is familiar. Sending prayers for your Granny.
    Now about the power lines. We have them about a mile from our home. Every few years there is maintenance, a man hangs from a helicopter and checks them out. I don't think I would want that job.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot