It poured down for hours, our down pipes were gushing water so fast at times it was spilling
out of the drain covers. We had big puddles on the drive though thankfully we are higher than the lane that slopes away from us, so it poured eventually away, but the lane had it's own little stream.
Our garden is waterlogged, has been for weeks, Dexter now does want to go out and when he does nips back in seconds. This morning after I let him back In , mud everywhere !'thankfully I grabbed him just as he reached the carpet...mud and not remotely glorious. His paws looked like he was wearing black little boots..... Before I had a chance to clean them the little sausage had also walked all over his bed,aargh as if I haven't got enough washing to do !!! The mop and bucket too seem to
be a permanent feature too in our kitchen at the moment ...we inherited a cream coloured floor , hardly ideal with a pupster and two kids.
On Friday pupster had he yearly jabs and afterwards we nipped down to the river walk at Newcastle Emlyn
He has to go back in 3 weeks for another top up booster. The vet told us there are 2 new strains of a virus and that's why he needs this one off additional booster jab to protect him....so if your dog hasn't had this additional jab it might be worth checking out with your vet if your dog needs it....this jab is apparently new and I would hate for any dog to get one of these new nasties as these viruses are life threatening, and there have been a rise in cases. This weather apparently hasn't helped as the virus
is mainly transmitted by rats and the bacteria is loving this wet yet mild weather!! Better to be safe than sorry. Our vets sent out a letter last week but I don't know if this is common practice and of
course the countryside are full of vermin.
We have never walked at this park
before, but the flow of the
river was VERY fast
And very high
our little chap was a good boy
and kept away from the bank.
This is the castle in the distance
We have not yet been here two years yet but we didn't have rain like this last year. A few weeks ago a farmer from up nearer the main road said she was having huge problems with the sheep going lame .She was having to move them to higher ground, something she didn't really usually do (just in case worse weather like snow arrives) or want to but had no option. More work for her , the
sheep now need more care and probably additional feeding , and making sure the lame ones don't get worse and of course the dreaded
vet bills too to treat them . she really wasn't moaning just stating facts .
More and more rain forecast in the coming days ......it is much worse Carmarthen way reading my friends blogs who also live in West Wales.... Today at least it bright and so far no more rain.
With weather like this I do so think of the emergency services , district nurses, carers, elderly. I am pleased we have little travelling left to do and am home for Christmas . A neighbour has Macmillan nurses coming in daily and when I dropped a paper in for her this morning she told me how far the night cover nurse had had to come .... I find it amazing and admire those that do so much for others.
Little Miss is 12 this week (she was supposed to be a January baby but complications meant she had to come early, I always say she didn't want to miss out on Christmas!!!)
and we have planned to take her out for lunch (she so loves eating out) that is one thing I hope we don't have to cancel as she is so excited.
Yesterday I didn't do one thing I planned. I felt all day I was taking 1 step forward and 3 back.
I would start something and someone was calling me to do or find something!!!!' I complained to Amazon on Thursday about the two missing presents , they told me to let them know on Friday if they still hadn't arrived (two weeks after they were ordered and apparently despatched) well I did and
both orders were replaced and resent and arrived yesterday, so I have those to wrap. I was really impressed with Amazon..never had anything go missing before and couldn't fault their customer
service...makes a nice change.
On Thursday we saw this beautiful
display in a shop window in
Thought I would share it with you
Hoping this finds
you all well,
& safe .