Wednesday 6th November 2013
Since Max had his tests I have been bathing his chest in salt water twice a day. It was very red and inflamed and I’m guessing that he scratched quite a lot at the vets, especially as his chest was shaved to facilitate the ultrasound scan. On Monday night though I really didn’t like the look of it and thought it looked like he had another nasty skin infection. It was still the same yesterday morning Chris took him to the vet. He’s back on stronger antibiotics, but the vet suggested we get him a leather collar. So today, on Canford Heath, Max was sporting a smart, new leather collar.
So, yes, we went to Canford Heath for our walk this morning. Jez came too and was full of the joys of spring – trotting of ahead of us most of the way round. I suspect the fact that she had her monthly osteoarthritis medication on Sunday had something to do with it. It was grey and overcast for our walk. I took this photo as I noticed that the tide was really high in Poole Harbour (there have been flood warnings out for the area around the harbour the past few days), but sadly you can’t make it out in this photo.
The heath is starting to get quite an autumnal look now. Here’s Max heading up Longfleet Drive towards Hotchkiss Cross (Jez is that little speck in the distance).
And one more photo from today: this one in black and white. I have two favourite trees on the heath that I love to photograph. This Scots Pine is one of them. I’m really pleased with the result.
I hope you like it as much as I do.