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Saturday, 2 February 2019

A day which was derailed before it even started

The scene at 2.00am: extra quilt on the bed, warm, cosy, sound asleep.  But I sleep very lightly and heard Daisy get up and have a drink, a huge drink, and then go back to her bed.  Five minutes later, although I cannot fluently 'speak Daisy' I know enough to interpret "I need to go out, NOW!".

The following two hours are a cold, sleepless blur.  M. took her outside and she ate grass, or didn't, and wandered around the garden, and had a pee, or didn't.  And came back indoors and returned to bed for ten minutes, 25 minutes, five minutes.  We both lost count of how many times she went outside. After being sick and throwing up all the recently chewed grass Daisy's coughing told us she'd scratched her throat, and a little bit of milk usually fixes that.

M. got to sleep shortly after 4.00.  It took me until 5.30, and Darling Girl asked to go out again at 6.30 . . .

Today she is (predictably) tired - as are we, but showing absolutely no signs of whatever ailed her.  She has eaten two bowls of the latest favourite food and all her biscuits.  She has wheedled an extra bit of dried duck out of me, and M. had the idea of letting her lick some Manuka honey to ease her throat, and I think it worked.  There are none of the obvious 'signs' of being ill which dog owners are so familiar with;  I think she drank too much very cold water too quickly and upset herself that way.  But who knows.  I sure as hell don't because my brain barely functions with this little sleep.

Shame because it was really gorgeous outside.  No wind, quite warm in the sun, and thankfully we've had no rain so there is virtually no ice.  I would have gone in the garden on a normal day, this is not a normal day.  Instead we have relaxed around inside and enjoyed the views:







Despite the Daisy-induced-premature-death-of-sleep-deprived-brain-cells, I did manage a little sewing.  The final "dog quilt" now has a couple of borders and is the size I wanted (it's also a lot flatter than it looks on the design board 🙂  )








14 comments:

  1. Oh no! Sleepless nights are rotten, especially if you are up and down with someone being ill, you can never get back to sleep again properly for worrying. It must be a relief that Daisy is OK at least and I hope you are all feeling rested for a relaxing day at home.
    Fingers crossed for a more peaceful night tonight. X

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    1. Thanks Jules. It was not one of our better nights . . . I am off to fall asleep in front of the TV until it is time to go to bed :-)

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  2. You dog quilt looks very pretty and cheery. It is hard to be sleep deprived combined with worry about dear Daisy. I love the snow on your mountains.

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    1. Thanks Terra. I don't do well if my sleep is disturbed, but caring for our old girl comes first.

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  3. Oh wow!

    Lucky she was not really sick. Hope you make up sleep tonight.

    Just found out that our son's family, next door, has a horrible stomach bug going through it. Needing ER and IV from being totally dehydrated and etc., etc. They are really sick. Unlike Daisy.

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    1. Thanks Wisp. Sorry I am late replying but so glad to see your son is better today.

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  4. Broken sleep is not funny as I know only too well. Glad to see someone else having a lazy day, plopping around in her sewing room. I've been doing that too today with the cooler turned up full pelt, with the temperature hovering around 40deg. K is reading & watching the cricket. Tomorrow is supposed to be around 29. "Yes", that's better. Love those photos & so much better than our last newsflash for emergency warnings on another bushfire. Sad to see all the devastation they leave in their wake. Keep warm, sleep well & take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan, I think you have a 'double whammy' - I know you often have sleep problems to start with, and at present it must be too warm at night to sleep well.

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  5. Sounds like a night we occasionally have with Annie. When we hear Annie go downstairs for a drink one of us will follow her to let her outside at the same time. I'm glad Daisy is OK now, you're probably right about her gulping down cold water. Annie loves dried duck strips, I bought some yesterday from Pets at Home as Wilko don't always have any left, it must be very popular :)

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    1. Hi Eileen, I remember you saying that Annie gets you up most nights.

      I buy those 2 or 3 bags of duck strips at a time so we never run out :-)

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  6. I know only too well that broken sleep for whatever reason isn't funny - I hope you slept better last night. It's good to know that Daisy is okay though, and I love the colours of the 'dog quilt' :)

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    1. Cheers Eunice, sleep caught up on, Daisy completely recovered - typical!

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  7. Your photo's are beautiful as is your view stunning. Poor Rosie, I'm sure she would have rather stayed in her bed as well.

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