Monday, 11 February 2008

A Bone to Pick....

....with all those who commented on my previous post. STOP ENCOURAGING HER!!!! She was so taken with the generally positive theme of all the comments that she's upped her game and nuked another couple of rabbits since. Thanks. A lot. The gods of Watership Down will be firing thunderbolts at us soon.....

Ball-on-rope hasn't been totally consigned to history though, she enjoyed a good game in the sunshine a couple of days ago. You can see from the picture that she was very much 'in the shadow' of the ruins of Beeston Castle, which you can just see on top of the hill in the distance.

The weather has been beautiful over the past few days though, and I managed to catch Tilly sunbathing amongst the early Spring flowers in the garden....


On a less bright note, I was sad to read that both Herbie and Yogi have reached the stage where the chemotherapy isn't helping them. Thankfully, it sounds like both are feeling quite well and enjoying the unseasonal weather we've been having. Reading about them brings back some really tough memories about Princes battle with Lymphoma. It doesn't matter how prepared you are for these things - I knew from the first time I took Prince to the vets with swollen glands that my previously held belief that he was immortal was going to be shattered. Despite this, the shock, numbness, depair and grief was, and is, unbearable. Lets send some collective love and support to them both - I really hope they feel well for a long time to come yet.

To close this post on a postive note - Maggie, who's also suffering from Lymphoma, is still responding really well to her treatment!!

9 comments:

Meg said...

Look at her in that picture....she looks like all that rabbit catching has been going to her head! She has a very haughty princess look about her in that one, as if someone just crowned her Princess Bunny Killer. :)

We're not encouraging her to kill bunnies, per se, we're just supporting her in her dogly enterprises. Think of it this way....Tilly is benefiting all the local gardeners by keeping the rabbit population at bay. You may soon be able to hire her out for biscuit money to local gardeners to solve their vermin problems. If we were closer we'd hire her!

Patience-please said...

KILL those bunnies, Tilly! You go GIT 'em. (We weren't raised in the south, but we've learned how to talk "suthren".)
Woooo-HOOOOOOO we wish we could come aide and abet in the bunny anihilation endeavor!

wags from the bunny murders, er, whippets

Fiona said...

Your garden and your dog look beautiful (not necessarily in that order) I guess Tilly is just being Tilly hard as it is....I think she could probably teach Yogi and Larry a thing or two though....Thanks for the support note Graham

Chips said...

I can pick bones all day. I LOVE bones. RABBIT bones! yum yum.

Glad you enjoyed the sun Tilly.

Sending licks to your friends...

love
Chips

Emily, Maggie, Ellis, and Angel said...

Love the pictures! Sorry about the bunnies though... Maggie's passion is squirrels, but luckily she is yet to catch one!

Flowerpot said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Herbie and Yogi. But Tilly is doing well and looks wonderful in the garden!

HandH said...

I'm not encouraging her, but to be practical about this:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ferreter/recipes.htm

thanks for the good wishes!

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Haha - thanks everyone!

The rabbit recipes look good too - Prince and I ate a few he caught, but never in such an imaginitive way as some of those recipes might suggest!

DoGGa said...

Beeston castle is ace - I stopped by there a few years ago on the way to a holiday somewhere :]