No blog last week as I was on my holibobs - well I say holibobs, it was my annual week off, the one and only week apart from Christmas week that I take off. Well I say take off - I'm around and I dip in and out just to be sure I don't come back to a hugmungous back log but it's enough for me as I hate time off and I'll be honest I can't wait for tomorrow morning when I can get back to normal.
I started the week with my quarterly trip to the Midlands for the Breed Council meeting. I've always felt it important that rescue is represented at Breed Council level and we've worked hard to try and make sure we work together on areas of Health and Education within the breed. One of the areas we've always felt we can help them with is the education of pet owners and the meeting concluded with an invitation for me to join the Education Committee. I am very excited about this as I feel there are lots of areas we can work together on. I also really love the drive up, it's 3 hours of just me and the feeling of whack up the music and point the van in the general direction of the M40 is a good feeling - plus I get to treat myself to a whole tray of Krispy Kreme donuts on the drive back again.
The rest of the week was quite relaxing. I allowed myself 2 hours a day to work so the day to day stuff didn't get neglected and the rest of the time was mostly spent with 2 of my grandchildren. We took part in a local radio station Beach Clean up which we all thoroughly enjoyed. It was a bit windy but we managed to fill almost 2 sacks of rubbish from Bognor Beach, followed by a free icec ream from Pinks (the lovely lady that supplies the ice cream van at the picnic) which to be fair was my grand son's favourite bit LOL
Sadly, the week ended on a very sad note as we had to call time on poor little Evie on Friday. We allowed her the dignity of a home visit and she left us very peacefully. I honestly feel she was ready to leave us and to help me work through the whole thing I put all the FaceBook clips together to show the time line of her journey with us. It's so sad to watch as you can see her gradual decline with each clip but if you are up to it, please take a moment to remember one of the bravest bulldogs we've ever met. Rest In Peace Evie, we so wanted to help you and I'm so sorry we didn't make that happen in the way we all wanted.