Monday, 1 October 2012
Hi there, yes it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! Just want to let you know I'm doing just fine. So fine that when Gary, the human I so kindly allow to live with me, was typing on the keyboard earlier, I snuck up to him and dropped a fart! Although, the little squeaky noise from my butt startled me and I ran out of the room!
A few days ago, Gary took me to this place that had other animals waiting around with their humans. I got a bit nervy because I thought those other animals and humans might recognise me. I was sure one of the dogs over in the corner was a member of the pesky 'puparazzi' that always hound me. As luck would have it, I wasn't recognised. Or maybe all the animals and humans were too starstruck to make a fuss over me.
The lady at the counter called out my name. "Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! The vet will see you now." Okay, slight exaggeration. She only said the name, "Penny". I went into this small room and Gary placed me on a table with a rubber mat. Gary started telling the vet about this lump on my chest area. The vet squeezed the lump and I got a bit agitated by it all. The vet then spoke to Gary and I'm not sure what was said but I could see my human was looking very worried. The next thing I knew we were leaving that place and Gary cradled me in his arms. I could see tears welling up in his eyes. I wondered what was wrong.
A few days after we had gone to that place with all the animals and humans, we went to another place with animals and humans. This time Tristan, Gary's son, came along with us. Gary drove up to this really nice old building that was set in lovely grounds surrounded by trees. This place looked after all sorts of animals such as dogs, cats and equine animals. I had no idea what the heck an equine animal was. That would be until I noticed a horse in the waiting room sitting right next to me. My human kindly informed me that an equine was an animal relating to or resembling a horse. Knowing this made me realise that Gary could make an ass of himself. Yes, I was only joking about a horse being in the waiting room. Although Gary is another matter....
Gary talked to this very friendly man up at reception. A few minutes later, Tristan and Gary took me into this room and placed me on a table with a rubber mat. The very friendly man from reception started to check me out. Gently and lovingly, Tristan and Gary got me to lie on my side. The nice man stuck a needle into my lump twice. I just lay there and wagged my tail. We then left and Tristan took me for a wonderful walk through the park. Half an hour later I was back in my home.
The very next day, I noticed that Tristan and Gary seemed calmer, more relaxed. Everything changed after Gary had been talking on the phone. I don't know who had phoned, but Gary was smiling and he gave me a great bid cuddle. Tristan and Gary have been in a most cheerful and invigorated mood since that phone call.
What I do know is this. That first place Gary took me to didn't feel right and the second place they both took me to I sensed was so much better. Whatever happened, something very profound, positive and heart warming has come of this. Two humans who had been drifting apart through turmoil in such daunting times, showed a new and wondrous resolve. For I saw Gary and Tristan, father and son, teaming together in like-minded hearts, united in their love for me.