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... br> Dr Relav invited me to stay with his family at another hotel, but I politely declined since I did not want to be in their way. This was very stupid of me, and I realized this when we pulled into the hotel/restaurant that resembled Hogwarts. The receptionist was very nice (even when I wasn't staying overnight but just for dinner) and Dr Relav's family and friends welcomed me with open arms. One of them is an Olympic Gold Medalist competing in the CCI** and CCI****, ...
Turns out that we were early because everyone else were still working on appero. We did not hesitate to join (actually I stuffed myself silly, Im sure some vets are still joking about the American who ate all).
Cushings Disease is a hormonal inbalance (specifically in the pituitary gland) caused by obesity in older horses. Up to 90% of cases were presented with founder, which is when the coffin bone in ...
... two so far, though the damage to the lawn does not necessarily match the prize. Besides when he catches them, he doesn't know what to do then! The wild cats just sit and wait patiently for them to pop up out of the holes before jumping on them, whilst Dodge chasing them to Australia!
And finally, I have been coerced into taking on two wild kittens from a lady up the road. A wild female cat turned up with them a couple of months back and they have become ...
... over 3 meals.
Thursday we had our walking tour of Lourdes booked for 2pm.
On the way we stopped to take a ride on the funicular railway which goes up the
Pic du Jer. At 1000m this is one of the first foothills of the Pyrenees. The ride takes under 10 minutes and the views from the top are brilliant. As it was so clear you could hear the mass being held in the cathedral way down below in Lourdes.
Having spent an ...
... the pines, which were good eating, but there haven’t even been thepoisonous red Fairy mushrooms.
Michel is suffering from heart problems and seems to be mo retired than usual. The 4 hour drive from Bordeaux leaves him completely shattered for a couple of days and I can sense that he is frustrated that he cannot do more. With Marie-Helene away, he gets lonely and appears each evening at Apero time with some excuse – photocopying, jar of jam, ...