And happy Christmas to you and your partner and all your gorgeous Cavaliers and also a BIG thank you for pouring so much love ,devotion,time ,cash and loads of hard work into The Wonderful World of Cavaliers.
Secondly when can we all see your holiday pics of your recent time up in Teesdale.
Thirdly I don't mind your comments at all as they are constructive and helpful for my little Rosie, so to quickly explain.
Rosie's patella problem first came to light during a routine annual inspection by my local vet who suggested possible surgery as the only solution for her ,I wasn't sure as she had no visible sign to me when running, rolling and playing so I decided to just watch her and see if it developed any further but she still gave no visible sign of any problem ,as follows one my my holiday videos in June showing normal Rosie and also as she was today in the park.
As you are aware we attended Chestergates in Nov when Rosie had a very hard physical inspection by Martin Deutchsland who commented on her patella but she thankfully scanned clear for SM .Late Nov I took Lily to my regular vets for her boosters and saw the same vet who diagnosed Rosie originally and so I mentioned Martins comments , we then decided he would refer us to a consultants IE North West Surgeons .The first appointment after Ben's exhaustive examination he basically decided on surgery for her and we set the date for last Tuesday so I dropped her off prepared for him to operate on her but after a pre-surgery further physical examination by him and then consultation with two of his colleagues he phoned me to say surgery was for now was not the path to take as he is more than happy with her physical condition and that if her patella only pops out by human manipulation, which it appears to do, he is happy for me to observe her but to ring him in six weeks with news of change or no change.
The actual premises are very impressive and relatively new and well equipped with a list of consultants covering orthopedic ,soft tissue,anesthesia and many other fields of expertise including a certain Mr Simon Swift cardiologist who Ben advised had just had his last surgery after his motorbike crash even though he recently gave a lecture at a Cavalier Health Day attended by many from CT ,Ben's impressive resume is as follows .
and N W S generally
After visiting I am sure if needed my Rosie would not be in a safer place or in better hands but of course we don't ever ,ever want to go there again .
Karlin your thoughts and comments would be most wellcome please ,as are all others , so for now I am absolutely other the moon with the best Xmas present I could poss have had and the warmth of having her beside me now and the joy she gives me watching her chase the others around in the park in the snow today.