Well I haven't been clocking up the miles this last week or so in my 'Walk a Thousand Miles' challenge mainly due to the fact that my walking companion Charlie has not been well - problems with his anal gland . He has not been a happy chap at all and has finally had to have an op to remove the remaining anal gland . (he had the other one removed about two years ago)
He has recovered remarkably swiftly (far faster than I would I think !) but is on antibiotics and some pain killers and has to wear this 'cone of shame' - which he is definitely NOT happy about - but needs it on to stop him licking his wound and pulling his stitches out .
Our two cats are very intrigued by his neck wear . He has to remain on his lead when going for a walk and of course things like narrow stiles are definitely out of the question which has limited our walking routes .
All in all he has managed very well so far and has to go back to the vets on Friday to have his stitches removed - so hopefully normal service will resume and we can get back to some serious walking .