Sadly, I was not allowed to visit Human Granny in the rehabilitation hospital before we returned to Aberdeen a couple of days ago. This was disappointing 'cos there is a sign there saying dogs are allowed in the day room. But it seems that during visiting hours patients are usually sat by their beds on the ward.
Anyway, Gail assures me that HGY is really much better, and even walking again, just a few steps and with the help of a frame and a friendly physiotherapist. In fact, the doctors have described her recovery from her life-threatening brain illness (presumed viral encephalitis) as "astonishing". I am promised we will be going down to Nottingham again in a week or so, so cross paws that I will be able to check her out for myself soon.
In Duthie Park, I find the crocuses out in full force, wind battered but still vibrant. I persuade Gail that it would be nice for Human Granny to have a card with a photo of me and the crocuses by her bedside, so people can talk about me, saying things like "what a cute dog" and "you don't see so many of them these days".
I hope you too like the results of the photoshoot.