Tuesday 3 April 2012

The Tess.....April Issue

Headline News

Earth Hour What Went Wrong!!!


George's Present From Crufts

Swimming's good For Me!!!!

"Tess what are you doing! your not looking at the camera!"  

Hello and welcome back to this months Tess, and the goings on in the Bell household


Earth Hour What Went Wrong!!!

We waited all day for it to go dark, so we could have an hour without any lights on in the house. 

Then we were told that we would be doing it by ourselves!!
As mom had been asked to go into work and dad went down the pub!! 

"Good job we don't mind the dark, is it mom and dad, shame on you"



We're just drawing your attention to the links page at the top of our blog, we have been busy updating it, you will find all kinds of links from dog friendly place's to stay, Welsh Terrier web sites and we have let mom put on some of her favorites.


George's Present From Crufts

Well he did work hard all day, being patted and stroked, mom had a tip off from Tegan a blogging friend that they were selling Union Jack Collars on the Medical Detection Dogs stand and were only selling them at Crufts.

 Part of the money from the collar goes to helping The Medical Detection Dogs, this is an amazing charity that helps people with lifethreatening conditions

George will be wearing his new collar when the Olympic games are on, and the Queens Diamond Jubilee so watch out for it.  


Swimming's Good For Me!!

So mom say’s

"Yes Tess that’s right, some of you will have picked up over a number of posts that Tess has a bad leg. I think its time to tell you just what’s been going on.
She has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia in the left leg.
It started back in January when she was in the second week of her season, she became very stiff in her back legs I put it down to her being in pain as this was her first one, after a couple of days she got a little better but was limping.
George and Tess are never alone together, so knew it had not happening from an accident between them.
To cut a long story short, she had an X-Ray that confirmed what she has.

We were given a very strict exercise programme, and are please to say she is improving but its slow going. With luck this will carry on and she could lead a normal life. It will never go away we just have to be realistic as to want she can cope with, regarding walking. The pair of them are well insured so we don’t have to worry if at a later date she might need an op.

This is her second week of swimming and what an improvement, paws crossed this carries on. She will be keeping you updated about her progress from now on, Ok Tess over to you”

OK my condition is out in the open, I'm fine really, just get a little tired, some days I'm better than others. Mom's keeping a close eye on me so I don't over do things.

I cross my paws and pray that as I grow it will improve


Breaking News 

"Hang on George, is there any, we seam to have got through alot in this post"

We have my day coming up, yes 23th April is
St George's Day

On Saturday 14th April I will have been blogging for two years!!

Its a wrap for this month Tess, thanks for popping by

Love and Hugs
George and Tess xxx


Anonymous said...

Wow you two that's a lot of NEWS!

George I luv your new Union Jack collar! Smashing! :D

Tess, that's a pretty cool pool pulley system you've got there. Sorry to hear about your leg butt it sounds like your exercise regimen is doing wonders for it! :D Keep this up and you'll be in the Olympics yourself! :)

Waggin at ya,

Rose H (UK) said...

It's a good job that somebody was going to support Earth Hour in your house wasn't it? Hope Mom and Dad feel guilty about that!

Love the collar George, and what a good thing to support too.

We saw your Mom and Dad last week and they told us about your poor hip Tess. Exercise is very good for you, especially swimming as it doesn't put a strain on your joints. I'mcertain Mom and Dad will do everything they can to help you - they love you both SO much.

Sending lots of love to you both, see you on Sunday.

Lots of love
Auntie Rose
P.S. Uncle Trev said to say thank you for his pressies - they made us laugh!

Andi's English Attic said...

I love your pose with the new collar. Very smart.

Tess, swimming is the best exersise. Even better than chasing magpies (Elsie's favourite). xx

Finn said...

Oh George I just love your collar. And Tess, I am so glad you are improving in your exercises, what a god girl!

Eileen H said...

George, you do look smart in your new collar and well done on your two years of blogging.

Tess, I'm glad you've started the swimming to help your poorly hip. Take it easy sweetheart, mom and dad will help you all they can and us in blogland will keep sending lots of get better wishes your way.

Lots of love from Eileen and Annie xx

Unknown said...

Poor Tess. Eva has some problems with her legs too.
Swimming is good for you. I hope slowly with lots of exercise and therapy, Tess will be free of the pain. She is such a sweet and pretty girl!

I love your new collar George!!

Leigh said...

Great update as always Tess! Sorry to hear about your leg but it sounds like the swimming is doing a lot to help. I'm sure you'll be just fine. Love your photos - you are such a sweet looking girl :-) and great collar George in time for the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics - very smart. Congratulations on 2 years blogging as well! Woofs & licks from Magic xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear God.....

You two are just the best in Dog Journalism.....you are just a riot.

GEORGE MI MAN, OUR DAY IS APPROACHING! Remember last year for my birthday on April 23, ST. GEORGES DAY????? And Tessy darlin', swimming is the best thing for you, dearest. It will make you work hard against the weight of the water and you will enjoy it so! GEORGE MI MAN, you look so proud showing off your UNION JACK COLLAR!

WE LOVE YOU BOTH and are happy that you are well on your way to being on the mend, Tess! PRAY WITH PAWS CROSSED!!! Oh what a dear picture of you PRAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Oh Tess...so sorry to hears about your ouchy! Yes, we'll have paws crossed that is goes away. Enjoy the pool!

George...pretty neat looking collar!

verobirdie said...

Poor little Tess. i hope iyour leg will improve. Be a good girl in the meantime.
Beautiful collar George

Duke said...

It sounds like you're on the right track for helping out your hip and leg, Tess. Paws are crossed that you continue to heal!
Your new collar looks great on you, George!

Love ya lots,

WFT Nobby said...

Hi Tess
What a lot of news there. You and George have been busy. The special Olympics collar is ultra-spiffy, I must say.
But oh what a shame about your hip, dear Tess. We think the swimming is a great idea, and we hope you can build up your strength and that will help with your walking too. We're so pleased that you have insurance and will be able to get good treatment if needed.
But do take care Tess. And George, you'll be looking out for your precious little sister, won't you?
Toodle pip!
Bertie (and Gail).

The Thuglets said...

Tess..we are really sorry to hear about your hip and leg. We have all our paws crossed that your swimming will help you. we are sure George will take good care of you.
George looks spiffing in his Union Jack collar.

Tess you are such a cutie pie.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Scooter said...

Hey Tess!
Wow, what a great post! I love that flag collar...very nice! I'm sorry to hear about your ouchies, but I'm sure that going swimmie will help bunches. I love a good swim, so this will be fun for you too. Sending you healing vibes.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

houndstooth said...

You've sure been busy! I really love George's collar! It looks quite dashing on him.

Tess, I'm sorry to hear about your hip. I'm glad that your humans are taking measures to be sure that you'll be as healthy as possible!


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Oh Tess, we're sorry to hear about your hip, but we know that you will have all the care you need.

Love the collar, George!

Have a great Easter.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

We just passed our 2 year blogging, too. Who'd a thought.

Kinley Westie said...

You're lucky to get to go swimming - I luvs getting in the pool!

Asta said...

It's lovely to heew fwom you and I will be cwossing my paws along wif you fow that leggie to get all bettew..I think youw swimming pwogwam is bwilliant and I'm suwe it will hel(pawsonally, i loooove to swim, so Pictoowe me next to you wooting fow you next time! Umm, it was dawk hewe, so I guess we did ouw eawf houw. You have so much gweat news coming up..I will be watching fow it all. Geowge, that collaw is smashing and fow such a wondewful cause!
Smoochie kisses

meowmeowmans said...

What a great and very informative post. Thanks for updating us!

Tess, we sure hope that swimming does you a world of good. It looks sort of fun, actually. :)

George, that collar is brilliant!

Hugs to you both, and to your Mum and Dad, too.

Michelle said...

Dear Tess, I do hope you improve and grow stronger each day.

Joyce said...

You two are sure 2 peas in a pod. Tess, it sounds like you are doing the right things, slow steady short exercises. I'm sure your mom will keep a really close eye on you. I hope the pain eases baby girl. xo

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hi blogging Bro' and sweet Tess,

I'm crushed to hear of your hip problems Tess, and I hope and pray that it gets as good as it can, and doesn't stop you from livin' life as it is meant! You look great in that pool, but I hope it is nice warm water!!

My peeps were in a restaurant on Sat night when they switched the lights out for Earth Hour - lucky there were little candles on the tables!!! No - before you ask - there was no doggie bag brought back for me because they are piggies and ate the lot!!!!!

Smart Collar Bro!!

I'm going to lie down now - mum gave me a Brazilian with the sharp scissors a while back - says my hair sometimes gets guggy down there - but I don't like it one bit - have to give her the stink eye for a bit now!!

Tail Wuggles, your blogging sis, Rubie xxx

The Black and Tans. said...

Hiya George and Tess. We do love to sit down and read the monthly issues of The Tess.
Firstly we are delighted that the swimming lessons are helping you Tess. Should you ever progress onto diving Taffy says he is more than happy to give you lessons. He is an ace diver. Forward flips. you name it he can do it.

George we just love the collar and are feeling just a little bit jelly. You look very debonnaire.

We still haven't discovered what the stick field is so just bear with us a little longer.

MOlly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We pray that dear little Tess can recover from this hip thingy. She is so brave. Does she enjoy the swim, or is it a bother?? Get well soon.
BabyRD and Hootie

ps-BTW, the photos are adorable!

Sage said...

That was a very newsy post, Tess. Those pesky leg problems are no fun, but it sounds like your mom & dad are on top of it. Swimming is fun!

And George, You have a very spiffy collar! I'd think they should let you go to the Olympics and show it off.

Ivy Clad said...

Hey Tess and George!! Tess, keep up that swimming. I've got a bum hip from time to time too-- sciatica. I'm going to try swimming like you to see if it helps. And George-- you look mighty handsome in your Union Jack collar. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for something spiffy like that as a present for Chester.

Enjoy your weekend, all of you!


Pat said...

We sorry to hear about Tess's HD, we are keeping all paws crossed she improves.

George looks a dandy in his new collar - and what a worthwhile cause too!