|Breasted up down Seabrook locks.|
- wear a buoyancy aid - because he's still a bit wobbly
- take it easy
- lift him on and off the boat - no big jumps
At home we are carrying him up stairs - in the last day or so he has started to walk downstairs, but is very reluctant to go upstairs. He sleeps in our bedroom, and carrying even a small and cooperative Labrador upstairs is hard work - we are worried about what will happen if we trip.
|Odin's chosen spot for much of Friday|
As he gets better he is starting to get bored, but doesn't have huge amounts of energy to investigate things.
|Still happy dog!|
Yes, there is a small degree of concern about taking him away from our home, but to be honest, there was concern the moment we took him away from the hospital - how were we going to deal with it? We have to take him out boating sometime, or we will never go....
Thursday 15th May
We went down to the boat, loaded everything, and Odin was sick, not a lot, but he was sick. Fortunately the boat has carpet tiles - which were removed and scrubbed under an outside tap. Earlier in the day I had given him some dog treats - biscuits - the first he had had since being ill, and it looks like they are just a bit too much for his sensitive stomach. We spent the night on our moorings.
Friday 16th May
Because Odin was sick yesterday evening , we gave him a bit of the 'sensitive' tinned food, but the rest of his food today has been his normal Labrador specific 'kibble'. He hasn't shown any more signs of being sick. Hurray!
We set off at about 9:15, moving both boats. It's been a long day, moving two boats is always harder than moving one, it takes longer, and you don't get breaks from steering. Apart from waiting for locks, and a short stop at Tesco in Leighton Buzzard, we've been going solidly all day - finally mooring Sickle at her home mooring after 7 pm.
|We may gloss over what caused us to briefly be going opposite ways!|
Cooks Wharf to Fenny Stratford
Miles: 14.9 (Chalice), 14.9 (Sickle), Locks: 15
Total Miles: 29,8, Locks: 15