Change of plans

I knew something was happening when I saw Mummy packing my bag.

It meant two things:

  • We’re all going on a trip
  • I’m being sent away

Well, it turned out to be neither – not exactly as planned.

Yesterday George went to work with Sarah as Mummy was going to take me to the park for Mummy-and-me time before they go on hols together.  But before then she left me at home so she could go to the dentist.  But she never came back.

I waited all day which seemed a little unusual as she never leaves me alone for long. At about 1pm, Agnes dropped in to take me on a little walk to relieve myself but all I wanted to do was to go back home to wait for Mummy.  IMG_3074Then George came home late in the afternoon, and he asked, “Where’s Mummy?”

“I don’t know” I said, “But I am glad you”re home as it’s been rather lonely here all day.”

Just then Praewa turned up and we were excited to see her.  She had come to give us our supper.

Then Sarah came to take George and I went home with Praewa for the night, I snuggled with her and pushed Bubbles off the bed.

This morning I was dropped off at The Pet Spa and then Tammy and Bruno came to get me.
IMG_2997Feeling a little sad. 🙁 Not quite sure what was happening.

We took the train to Wimbledon Village where Bruno lives.IMG_3078 Waiting for cues from Tammy as to what to do nextIMG_3079I sat quietly on the floorIMG_3081 We arrived at Bruno’s and I sort of sensed that Mummy isn’t going to be coming for me..IMG_3083Bruno was trying out my blanket.IMG_3084We had supperIMG_3088After that we settled down in our respective places.IMG_3086

Photo credit – Bruno and Tammy

And George, he was having a snooze on the sofa with Sarah after a long day at work.IMG_3087

May’s comment: It was a sudden change of plans.  Who would have thought that a sudden explosion of gall stones would take place two days before our trip. I was still hoping that all would be fine but alas not.

Thankful for a wonderful network of friends who stepped in to take care of the fur babies.  Amazing how they all played their part – from Agnes, dog walk who stopped in mid-day to take Darcy out for relief, from Praewa who’s mother and Bubbles trailed along to feed them in the evening.  Sarah immediately offered to take George for as long as it’s needed. And Tammy taking Darcy for the weekend before she’s off to House of Mutt. She doesn’t know that yet but she will be very, very happy once she’s there.

I can’t overthink this.  But forever grateful for friends.  Things happen.


  1. Jill

    Oh dear….. So sorry for you May. Here’s wishing you healing wishes for a speedy recovery . Darcy and George you have lovely people to take care of you whilst Mummy gets better, and then you’ll be able to have lots of hugs and cuddles all round.

  2. Neyra

    Feel better, May! Hope you have a speedy recovery.

  3. Frank Gee

    May, do hope you are feeling better soon and all the family are back together.

  4. wendy

    Hope you have a speedy recovery.
    Wendy and Drumna x

  5. Chris

    Speedy recovery May, thank goodness for good friends, mine have been brilliant since i broke my ankle in July. X

  6. The Carrs

    Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly, speedy recovery xx

  7. Christine Broadhurst

    Hope you are feeling better very soon x

  8. Bev

    O my goodness, are you ok May? Very painful that,

  9. Sandra Stinson

    So sorry to hear that you are poorly, Ed and I wish you a speedy recovery. Indeed good friends are worth their weight in gold and particularly when they rally round to help at a moment’s notice. Take care. Xx

    • Miss Darcy

      Sandra I realised the first symptom of the gall stones was the day I left for Wells – pain in upper abdomen radiating to the back – thought maybe it could have been a heart attack. Thankfully it subsided or passed. Can you imagine if the full-blown effect happened while I was there?!?!?! And it all happened when I arrived at the dentist – thankfully as well. If I was home alone I don’t know what I would have done either.

  10. Phillipa

    Hope you are feeling better soon May! And you can get back to your fur babies xoxo

  11. margaret danks

    Oh May! I can totally empathise, the pain is unimaginable and not something you can describe to someone who has never suffered. I hope you feel better soon. Take care of you as I’m sure the furries are being well looked after. Healing hugs from Maggiedog and I. X

  12. Jocelyn

    Sorry to hear you are unwell. Fenton had the same thing sometime ago, so I have some idea of the pain, just lucky you were here and not traveling. Nice to hear that you had good support. Wish you better, and hope to see you soon Jocelyn Fenton and Lucca X

  13. Judy

    Get well soon May, so sorry to hear you are unwell.

  14. Heather

    Oh no – hope you are on the mend may. I know we’ve not met but we have a cockapoo like Darcy – her names Pippa. We’d always look after her if you needed – although we are in the Cotswolds!

  15. Nancy Koon

    Was getting worried as I look forward each day to Miss Darcy’s email in my inbox and there was nothing there…so came to your web page. Certainly glad it wasn’t a heart attack!! Hope you get well soon. You have a wonderful network of friends!!

    Fan in California!

    • Miss Darcy

      Hi Nancy, it seems like the Subscriber list is down. Am having a look into it. Thank you for reading!!! xxx

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