Min superfläkt som jag fick av Kalle i midsommarpresent (årets bästa present!), går i stort sett dygnet runt nu.
Gizmo tycker också om att bli blåst.
Yesterday morning when I was taking a walk with Gizmo, we met an elderly man with a dog. The man stopped and held his dog tight as we passed by, and said that his dog didn’t like other dogs. So we hurried us past them.
This morning we met again. I was waiting for a car to pass by, at a corner of a house, when the man and the dog came from the other side of the corner. His dog attacked Gizmo berfore I even realized who they were.
The man were shouting to his dog, trying to make him stop, and I was trying to grab Gizmo. At one time I actually thought he was gonna kill Gizmo. He bit over Gizmo’s back and held him in the air for a few seconds, like Gizmo was light as a feather. Fortunately he lost his grip and just a few seconds later the owner got control over the him and Gizmo could run away.
I thought Gizmo was ok. I found a little blood in his fur but I saw no wounds. He was walking as normal, even in the stairs.
But around 11am he started to shiver – a lot! I thought he was cold (we have only 15°C inside) so I held him in my arms wrapped in a blanket for 10 minutes, but he didn’t stop shivering. He didn’t follow me to the kitchen, as he always does. And he didn’t strech as much as he ususally does.
So I called the vet. and got an appointment just half an hour later. Dr. Trevor examined Gizmo. He had a slight fever and seemed to have some pain in the back where he was bitten, but was only ihe muscles. Trevor also found a small wound. Nothing serious.
Gizmo got a shot with antibiotics and one for the pain. We also got some pills to give him the next 5 days.
I am so relieved that it was not more serious than that.
We didn’t have all the traditional food we usually eat in Sweden on Christmas Eve, but Jan-Olof brought inlagd sill from Sweden and I made rödbetssallad after my grandmother’s recipe. We also had Findus småköttbullar and knäckebröd that we bought here in Malta. Kalle found som kind of sausage that looked like prinskorv, but it didn’t taste like prinskorv. The only thing I missed was julskinka.
The temperature inside is about the same as outside. There are no or very little isolation in the walls. Last winter when it was 14-15°C outside, we had the same temperature inside. That feels coooold when you’ve had a shower or get out of bed in the morning!
It’s already started to be a little chilly inside, so now we have the gas heater in the livingroom and the electric heater in the study when we sit by the computer.
Gizmo is a dog who knows what he wants. So any kind of chewing stick won’t do, it has to be a specific type. His favourite chewing stick is “Toppy” that is sold by “Netto” in Sweden. I brought maybe 8 packages when we moved here and I bought a couple of more when I was home during summer. But now I think we are on the last package. So on top of Gizmo’s Christmas wish-list is more Toppy chewing sticks.
…and of course a new beach tennis ball, like the one he got on his birthday.