Spot

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Della: We are very lucky to still have our little Spot to cuddle tonight. ..Today, while helping me in the garden, he took a moment to indulge his penchant for car – chasing. Oblivious to my shouts, he accosted the car as it took the bend but didn’t count on the huge, old – style caravan it was towing. I heard the sickening thud and high – pitched yelp and ran to find him sprawled semi – conscious on the road. Amazingly, he seems to have come through with only some head and neck pain which is responding to medication. Hopefully he will recover fully, but his outside forays will be restricted to the back garden until the front fence is Jack Russell -proof! (NB the neck wound in the pic is a pre existing skin rash). 03/05/2015: He seems quite normal this morning. TODAY I was to take him on a two day expedition to the ‘Mystery Falls’ I have been posting about (still a lot of work to do before I can get Della all the way there). I am home playing nursemaid instead. I also have a huge job of work ahead of me to make the house yard JR proof – if that is even possible! I despair of training him not to chase cars – though this misadventure may have had some effect, eg making him even angrier at them! We were both unbelievably distraught when we heard the bump (myself all the way from the house verandah appprox 100 metres away – with my deafness), and really expected him to be dead or else horribly maimed, but this morning there is no outward sign of any injury, and he seems himself, so here’s hoping! PS: a month later he shows no ill effects – and the fencing job IS coming along!

Spot
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