Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Thank You and some Good News

This is Bertie here.

It has come to my notice that Gail hijacked my blog on Sunday and spilled the beans about some health issues I've been having lately.

Really, that was very naughty of her as I don't like to keep boring all my readers with my medical problems.

But it seems that several of you are, like Gail, concerned I might have Lyme disease, and I must say a big Thank You for your kind comments and advice. Well it's clear Lyme disease is rather tricky to diagnose, so Gail and I did some further research, and one thing we learned is that it is far more prevalent in certain parts of the USA than here in the UK. So the jury is still out.

Most definitely I have an interdigital cyst on my front left paw (see below), and I don't like Gail touching it at all, but she will insist on bathing it in antibacterial cleansing stuff.

I do though have some super duper Good News too!

Yesterday, Monday, we went for our usual early walk round the park and afterwards something quite remarkable happened. Gail did not leave to go to work! She stayed at home with me! All day! I was delighted but also puzzled until she reminded me that as of 1st July she is working fewer hours and will no longer be going to the office on Mondays. "Never ever again?" I asked, but received a noncommittal reply.

Well who knows what will happen in the future, but for now I'm quite a Happy Chappie!


  1. Hope your paw are feelin better soon!

  2. Oh Bertie, that is good news! We mean about Gail being home more often. We think you might be able to get in a few extra, long weekends.

    We're going to watch a show tonight about ticks and how they have bacteria that can present like Lyme disease.

  3. we hope for pawsome news about your paw after that baths. maybe there is a foreign body from grass inside what caused that cyst?

  4. So happy for you that Gail will be at home a bit more to keep you company. Hope your paw will son be much better - let Gail continue the bathing, it surely will help!

  5. Oh Bertie, we are sorry to hear about your poorly paw. We hope that all Gail's nursing will soon make it better again.
    Love from Petite-Chose and Inca xx

  6. Hari OM
    TLC and Blogville Love combined with POTP is powerful medicine Bertie Lad - that and Gail's administrations and extra-time presence will surely all help to bring the bounce back!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Bertie I hope this week brings your bounce back. Golly good buddy that paw must be rather tender...you are a brave boy letting Gail take care of it. I agree with YaYa(Yam)
    having Gail home extra is the best meds a pup could ask for!!
    Happy Chappie is a good title
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. We are really happy that Miss Gail will be home with YOU taking care of your every need and wish and want... We are sending you some POTP fur your Paw... and fur your overall Well being... TICKS are BAD.

  9. More time with your momma is always a good thing! We were confused too -- OUR momma stayed home with us on Monday too, but that was for our country's barkday and didn't think Gail would be celebrating that.

  10. Ouch! Your paw looks quite sore there Bertie. Sure hope that with some TLC it will heal on its own.

    Good for Gail!! More loving for you time.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. Good job, Gail! And so great to read your voice, Bertie. Am relieved you are feeling okay.


  12. Well we hope your troubles get healed up post haste! And for having Gail home on Mondays, that is just about the best thing ever (except for the other days of the week too)!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. We do hope everything gets better for you Bertie. That is great that you will have more time with Gail. Our mom is counting time to retirement - 8 months and she will be home with us every day!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  14. How cool that Gail is home with you now feel better soon

  15. We are soooo happy Gail is staying home on Mondays...but we sure hope your paw gets better soon and they figure out what else going on!

  16. We have our paws crossed that paw of yours heals up. Gail needs to stay home more often
    Lily & Edward