Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Where Have I Been?

Hello all, yes it's me, I'm still here

So much has happened I don't know where to start

I've really missed the frankness of this blog and saying what I truly feel about situations and the people that annoy me

 There have been some significant changes in my life

The bastards at work finally wore me down into accepting medical retirement.

In September 2014 the Beautiful Boris came into my life and I've spent the last 3 years training him to become my fully qualified Assistance Dog.

Things weren't plain sailing though, Boris needed surgery at Fitzpatrick Referrals aka The Supervet as he has something called Fragmented Coronoid Process in his elbows, thankfully he's made a full recovery.
We then got mixed up with an awful charity that made all sorts of big claims to help me train Boris, but didn't deliver on any of their promises so we left after nearly a year.

Which led us to meet the wonderful people at Canine Generated Independence which is a not for profit organisation that helps disabled people to train their own dogs as Assistance Dogs. They have been absolutely amazing helping Boris and I on this journey, we took our final assessment in February of this year and passed.

Sadly in August 2015 I lost my sweet Badger Boo aged 13.5 years after a nasty bout of Pancreatitis, I still really miss the little guy like crazy and he's partly the reason I stopped blogging altogether, I just couldn't face seeing his pictures all the time.

I still have the allotment and I still do my knitting and card making, I've now had both my knees replaced, although things have got complicated since it was discovered there's now Arthritis in my back and under one of my knee caps, but I just take things at my own pace, one day at a time and get on with my life.

This post is just a brief round up to let you all know I'm still here, I can no longer keep up with writing three different blogs on three different subjects

So I've decided to stick to writing on just one blog, as to which one it will be I have no idea at this point but I'll let you know in due course so you can still find me

Dawn xxx


  1. Welcome back Dawn, you have been busy. Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop.

    1. Thanks Claire, it really is good to be back again x

  2. Lovely to see you blogging again and I am sorry there have been some hard times getting to this point. Boris sounds like he is fabulous for you and I look forward to reading more of your adventures! #AnimalTales

    1. Thank you, it's good to be back, I've really missed all my blogging friends xxx