Gooood consternoon aftable and my cherished reader. On instructions from Christina, whose creation this is, I went to The Bar whereupon Sergio eventually presented me with a package courtesy of the US Postal Service and Correios Portugal.
To say I am delighted is an understatement. It is the warmest thing of beauty I have ever worn. The colour is perfect, as is the fit and I’ve never in my life had something made to order from a bale of wool. The paper is a set of washing orders from Christina – orders vitch muss be obeyt at all times.
As you can see, Silvie was underwhelmed, but have you ever heard that saying, “As curious as a cat with a magnifying glass?
Fumada was beside herself and has spent the afternoon asleep on the new item – the first and last time she will ever get near it.
NEWS – Browsing t’Interweb as you do, we found a veterinary orthopedic surgeon in Lisbon who is the only vet in Portugal as far as we can ascertain who does prostheses for animals. Anyway, to cut a long story short, after reviewing the x-rays and video footage (no pun intended) he says he can do a blade-runner type prosthesis for Silvie. She goes under the cosh before Christmas to have a pin inserted in her thigh to which a selection of titanium feet (foots?) can be attached to cope with anything from tiled stairs to dirt tracks. At least the poor girl will be able to stand four-square again and have a squat with dignity. Once the main operation is done it will take several weeks for the pin to set and the wound heal, so she should be up and running in the New Year. I will keep cherished readers advised.
Hey, not only do I have an unique Christina jumper and a precision Ferret writing implement, I’m going to have a bionic dog too.