Monthly Archives: September 2015


The vet phoned earlier and gave good and bad news.
The good news is Katie’s liver has improved to such an extent that she no longer needs medicated for that. Great news.
The bad news is her kidneys appear to be worse. I have to get a urine sample from her so it can be sent away to get checked. The vet reckons her urine is to clear. Its as if anything she drinks is going straight through and is having little effect on her body. The good part being it can possibly be alleviated by diet. I hope so anyway.
Poor lamb is not having a good time at all. Hence me being awake at 3.50 in the morning after cleaning the carpet after she had a mishap.

Katie dog

Today Katie had to go to the vet. She was having her meds checked. Then we realised she’s lost more weight, that’s 8kilo this year.
Since having a diagnosis of liver and kidneys starting to fail. Her weight has just dropped and dropped. The vet reckons its age related. I’m not sure.
Her back legs have started to be much wider spread as well. Plus she has become incontinent in the house.
I’m convinced its due to the lack of exercise. The vet having told me to stop walking her.

I’d be very interested to hear your views.


We do things, we’d rather not
Because they’re the right thing to do
No matter how sad they make us
Or how much we hate ourselves
For causing the pain
For hurting others
All we can do is
Do what’s right
Let the other person succeed

Knowing you’ll miss things
And you’ll never stop
Your mind going over
The past
But its wrong so the
Right thing wins

Life drawing

Today I attended my first ever life drawing class. It was also my first attempt at drawing the human body. It was a bit strange to start with. Standing drawing is not my normal then there was a nude model and that was strange. Another shock was only having 20-30 minutes per pose. I never work that quickly but it was a learning experience and a positive one.
Having said that I did enjoy it and by the time I’d done my third drawing you could see the improvement from the first. I can’t wait till next time not that I know when that’ll be yet.


Writing is something I love. Having written for years the last few months have been hard. I’ve not written, other than on here, for months now.
Anyone that knows me, knows I over think everything. Today a lot of that thinking has been about my lack of writing.
Coming to the conclusion that what’s stopping me is me. Or should I say my inner editor. You know that voice we all have telling us ‘we’re no good’ or ‘what rubbish you write. No one would like to read that nonsense’. The problem being I’ve been listening to that voice and nothing else.
I hope now that I’ve realised whats going on I can work through it and get writing again.

Your mind

Takes you to places you’d rather be.
Escaping all the family stress
Places that make you smile
With people that matter
Some from your past
Some from your present
Some you don’t know
Always you come back
Into reality
What a face slap
Where your miserable
Pain filled and so low

Can’t wait till
Takes me to that
Place of special folk
Real soon I hope

Muthill pics








Today I visited my sister in Perthshire and these pics are from her back garden.
I wish I was quicker with my phone. There was a flock of house Martins flying about, we saw several red deer a couple of bats (not sure what type) and we heard a pinemartin. It was so nice.
Peaceful so quite and very sunny. A thoroughly lovely day.