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Monday, November 18, 2013

A happy parcel

This morning I didn't feel too happy. Last night our dog decided to bite Grace on her face (without provocation of any kind). A trip to the hospital, three stitches to the lip and a course of antibiotics and home again. Today Grace is a bit miserable and the rest of us are tired from the late night (2am is really too late to be going to bed). I am just angry and sad. And glad that the injury was not worse than it is.
 
There was no time to dwell on it though, jobs must be done. Today was the day for some lamb wethers to go to market which meant an early start loading them on the trailer and driving them in to the saleyards. Later in the week I'll be advertising some of our younger Suffolk ewes (and the two that always escape).
 
On to the title of this post. A happy little parcel or two did lift my spirits. A lovely parcel as part of the D2E forum Christmas ornament swap.
 

A sweet angel card, a garland of fabric holly leaves and a Christmas pot mat from Deb. And I also received a few packets of seeds from Mr Fothergills.

I'm still none to happy about the dog but my day has brightened.

Tracy

7 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh no! So sorry about your rough night. I hope Grace can heal quickly and you all can get some rest. I bet it did feel nice to get that package in the mail. Happy mail always cheers me up :)

Fiona said...

oh no... poor Grace and how upsetting for you.... take care...
and a lovely garland of Holly leaves...
Hugz

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

My goodness I'm so sorry to read about Grace! That's just awful. On a lighter note, the swap items are beautiful! Hope Grace is doing better.

Zara said...

Dog bites are no fun. I was bitten last year just below my eye, so like you (and Grace) I was very grateful that it was not worse.
Parcels in the mail sure would have cheered you up. x

Jan said...

I hope Grace is recovering well. That's nasty.

Tania @ Out Back said...

A worrying time for you Tracy. I guess you have lost trust in your dog and that can be awful. Glad to hear Grace is okay :)

Funny how special things happen when you are feeling down.

xx

Harry Flashman said...

Sorry to hear about the dog bite. I know children sometimes have that kind of incident, mine did with one of my dogs when he was about four. My son grabbed the dogs whiskers and the dog instinctively reacted. They were good friends later on though, when Glenny was a bit older.