Posted by: granny1947 | May 25, 2016

Granny comes back


Hello All.

Remember me?
I cannot believe it has been six months.
Time flies when you are having fun.

I have no real excuse except that I have been very stressed.
I have become poop obsessed.
My darling Jasmine has aged rapidly.
Has taken to pooping in her sleep.
Everyone says do the dirty.
But I cry when I just think about it.

She is still eating.
She still wants to go for her walks.
Albeit slowly.

For the last week she has had NO accidents.
However, this is because I wake her up at three in the morning and sit outside shivering until she does what is required.
It takes a lot of coercing to get her to go outside.
She looks at me as if to say WTF?
I was sound asleep.

Unfortunately, I am also waking up at eleven and one and two.
Not getting much sleep.
As I am now in my 70th year I guess my internal clock has gone a bit haywire too.
Jasmine is thirteen and a half so I can only imagine how SHE feels.

I am NOT enjoying going to work at six in the morning.
It is pitch dark.
The white lines have not been painted since Noah set sail.
One has to drive by memory.
Today it was raining which made it even more fun.
Add to that busses that sail through red traffic lights.
Because they are bigger and they can.
And let us not talk about the black taxies.
They also go through red lights.
They stop to offload passengers in the traffic lane.
They reckon if they have their hazard lights on they can do as they like.
And they do.
I breathe a sigh of relief every time I get to work safely.
Where is that damn lottery win?

To add to my woes my precious Stepdad got cancer back in his nose.
He had to have two ops in two days.
It really took it out of him.
And me.
The one day I spent eleven hours at the hospital and was finished.
Fortunately they appear to have caught it all.
Though he does not look quite as handsome as before.

Mother is definitely going into dementia.
Repeats herself all the time.
It is driving the old man crazy.
I need to find someone to come and help her and to cook for them.
They should be in a retirement home but won’t hear of it.
I spend a lot of my time visiting them and taking him to various doctors and specialists.
maybe that could be excuse number two.

Anyway, enough for now.




  1. I’m so sorry you’re having such a tough time. If you are in your 70th year, why aren’t you comfortably retired and sticking two fingers up at commuting problems? Look after yourself, as wel as your parents!

    • Hi There Viv.
      Spent too many years bringing up grandkids.
      Never any spare cash for pension.
      On the upside working keeps the mind active.

  2. So sorry to heat about poor Jasmine…but like all living creatures she must get old like you and me. It is hard to think of putting her to sleep but consider how she feels when she goes to the loo and doesnt know…its a hard thing to do.and because we love our animals we try to put it off for as long as possible..but ..also as responsible carers we must make these decisions.. Sorry to hear about your Dad s nose… i shall keep you in my prayers…. Lots of love xxxx

    • Thanks Patrecia…I really appreciate it.
      Phoned the vet just now and have been crying ever since.
      I am SUCH a baby when it comes to that dog.

  3. Sorry to hear you’re going through such a bad time – I can sympathize about Jasmine, because Poppy is now almost 17 and steadily losing control of her bodily functions, is blind and deaf. I hear the same from people but dismiss it immediately; when the time comes, we will know ourselves. As long as Jasmine is still eating and going for walks, then we can cope with the bad bits. Now as for yourself, perhaps it’s time to retire, no more stress commuting to and fro, and you will have more time to visit your parents. Old age sucks…..

    • Wish I could retire Barb but I prefer not to starve!
      Have just been phoning the vet…think the time is here…she does not look a happy girl.

      • Heartbreaking for you, and I so feel for you my friend. I will keep you all in my prayers.

      • Thank you Barb….really appreciated.

  4. Glad to see you’re still alive and kicking . . . even if it’s because life ain’t a bowl of candy at the moment.

    • Thanks NR…have missed you guys.

  5. Reading your blog, just makes me realise how much I have missed you.
    Love you as always xxx

    • Awwwwww…thanks Monica…love you too.

  6. So nice to see you back. I’m sorry to hear about Jasmine. I have lost both my dogs this year; Pippa, who was 15, in January and Maisie, who was nearly 17, last month. Maisie was losing control of her bodily functions in the last year or so and I spent a lot of time mopping the floor. Like you, I couldn’t do the necessary as she still had some quality of life. In the end she had a stroke and there was no choice. Pippa developed cancer and I had to end her pain although it broke my heart. This is the price we pay for sharing our lives with people and animals that we grow to love. I’m sorry life seems to be a bit of a struggle for you at the moment, but it will pass. Nothing stays the same forever. Make sure you take care of yourself while you are so busy taking care of others. X

    • Thanks so much Cynth….how did you cope losing TWO babies?
      I did not know it could be this painful.

  7. 🐾💔

    • And…that says it all Amy.

  8. After reading your latest post, I backtracked and found you had posted about Jasmine here. What a hard thing it is to watch the one you love so much reach that point where a difficult decision has to be made. I’m so sorry to hear so many things hit you all at once. Stay strong, and remember we’re always here for you.

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