Friday, 4 June 2010

Poor Him & Moving On


My poor Grumps has been rather unwell, but after an injection of antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory, he's back to his bossy self. This won't last because unbeknown to him he's got an appointment with the brave lady who clips him. This will entail:

a) Happy, waggy dog leaning up at the car window, until;
b) he sniffs the air and realizes where he's going; and then
c) he trembles as if he's going to fall apart at the seams and has to be dragged (or lifted) out of the car and handed over.

Poor him. Thankfully I've persuaded Rob to take him today.

It's been a busy week finally handing over all my clients to colleagues and leaving yesterday at 2pm to be taken here for an afternoon sitting in the sun by a pool with two fabulous friends. We laughed, chatted, ate and drank pink bubbles from 2pm until late - I say this because I can't remember the time, but I think it was about 8-ish. So, I'm a little fragile this morning, but it was worth it.

I haven't wound down yet and still have clients on my brain and was typing Minutes two minutes before shutting down my computer and leaving. Shows what a ???? not sure what word to use there, but I'm sure a word for 'person who can't switch off and spends time away from work fretting about clients and To Do lists' is what I'm looking for 'pillock' maybe? I'm nervous for next Tuesday, but will be glad to get started and start settling in.

I went to see Sex & The City 2 the other night. Frivolous, camp and such fun. Loved it.

Today is going to be about 27 degrees (apparently), which is great as I have family coming for dinner and love it when we can eat outside. I'd better go and see if I can persuade Sas to help with the hoovering.

23 comments:

JJ Beattie said...

When I see pictures of Grumps, I wonder how you came up with the name! But seriously, I am sorry to hear he's been poorly. I hope you and he are better really soon.

Bernadette said...

It all sounds very exciting!

Good luck with the new job (and see you soon!)

Chris Stovell said...

Oh poor old Grumps - I hope he doesn't mind his grooming session today too much!

Good news about SATC2 - so many people have trashed it and I was beginning to be put off so I'm glad you've said that.

Enjoy today and good luck next week (cor! The venue for your celebration looked fab!).

Denise said...

Glad his majesty is feeling better!

Good luck with the new job. First days are usually a bit of a mix of excitement and nerves for me. Maybe you should plan another trip back to the Manor, looks wonderful!

Faye said...

Grumps is probably thinking,"So I barely escape death's grip only to be taken off for a totally unnecessary hosing, sudsing and clipping?" Sometimes a guy can't catch a break. :-)

I understand what you mean by letting go, Debs. You just want things to be in order for the next person who takes your job. Good strategy to have a planned outing and de-brif with the Girlz. That will get you out the door. Good luck next week.

Shirley Wells said...

Poor old Grumps. I hope he's feeling much, much better now. Hope his grooming session isn't too bad as well.

Good luck with the new job!

Talli Roland said...

Oh, poor Grumps. Glad he's feeling better, though.

Last days are always fraught, aren't that? So much to wrap up, all those goodbyes... but it sounds like you had a good send-off! Best of luck with your new job, Debs!

Suzanne Jones said...

Sending hugs for poor Grumps.

XX

Kaye Manro said...

I hope Grumps is all well now.

Ah, you'll do great on your new job. Debs, don't worry about it.

I love those chickie girls from Sex and the City. I haven't gone the movie yet but I plan to go soon.

DJ Kirkby said...

Hmmmm type A personality comes to mind. Both you and Divadog :) Hope you enjoy your new job lots. x

Debs said...

jj - we're both back on top form once again and (both) as noisy and lively as ever.

bernadette - thanks. Looking forward to meeting.

chris - longueville manor is wonderful and so luxurious. The food/drink/weather couldn't have been better.

denise - I'd go back there any time. I'm sure I'll be fine after I get Tuesday out of the way.

faye - he was so unimpressed with us for sending him to be clipped.

Thanks, re next week. I'm sure it'll be fine (she says nervously) but I'll be glad to get the first day over with.

shirley - he looks very handsome, even if he wasn't impressed.

Thanks.

talli - I had a perfect send-off, thanks. It was such fun.

suzanne - thanks, he will be very grateful.

kaye - thanks.

Loved the film. It was light, fluffy (well, more glittery) and great fun.

dj - lol. Thanks very much.

Cheryl said...

Hugs to Grumps, he looks gorgeous. Hats off to the clippers and washers who have such a way with dogs, and I think the word you were looking for is "dedicated"!

Flowerpot said...

Dear Grumps! Mollie growls like a madwoman when Pip cuts her hair so I can imagine what Grump's like. Enjoy the weekend and hope the new job goes really well - am sure it will.

LilyS said...

Glad Grumps is OK and your last day went well. The hotel looks lovely!

Debs said...

cheryl - I think you're right, that's a good word.

flowerpot - thanks. I'm a little nervous, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

Grumps is such a wuss and I know that poor woman who clips him earns every penny.

lilys - the hotel is gorgeous and it's so relaxing there.

Lane said...

Hope Grumpy is much better now and got through his clipping without too much trauma. I bet he's a handsome boy now (or should I say even more handsome:-)

Good luck on Tuesday Debs.

Liane Spicer said...

Sympathies to Grumps. He is put upon a lot, poor fellow.

That Manor place looks absolutely gorgeous. I haven't spent an afternoon drinking with my girls in at least a year. Time to schedule a meet...

Debs said...

lane - he's looking very handsome and it was so hot on friday that I'm sure he must be relieved not to be covered in all that fur now.

Thanks, re Tuesday.

liane - I know, poor him.

Longueville Manor is gorgeous, I love it there especially when catching up with the girls.

Carol said...

Best of luck with the new job and I hope Grumps survived the horror of his hair cut!

C x

Anna said...

You always manage to capture the best shots of him looking every so much his name! :)))

Enjoy those temps!!

Debs said...

carol - many thanks. He's okay now, but was a little discombobulated about the entire clipping thing for a day or so!

anna - bless him, it's so easy to take a miserable picture of him.

Thanks.

Leigh Russell said...

Poor old Grumps... I'm not a great one for dogs but I love his little face.
Pink bubbles sound good!

Debs said...

Leigh - the pink bubbles were delicious.