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Gizmo was attacked this morning


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.

Feeling better!


After 5 days of coughing and sneezing I finally feel better. I felt better already after two days and thought I could work on friday, but I didn’t wake up until 12.30 friday afternoon, so I guess I wasn’t ready for work after all.

Guitar Hero

This weekend Kalle made me play Guitar Hero on wii. I’ve tried it before but I didn’t like it at all. Probably because I’m the worst Guitar Hero player in the world. But now I’ve tried to play the bass guitar and it’s sooo much easier and I really enjoyed it! Bass is too easy and boooooring, some of you Guitar Hero players out there might say. But I’ll stick to playing bass for now anyway! :-) We’ve borrowed a wii guitar from our Swedish friends (they are in Sweden during Christmas) so we could play together. That was fun!

Painted wall

Our handyman was here saturday to paint the wall in the study. We hope the wall is dry enough now. Time will tell.

The holes are filled and the wall is ready to be painted

The holes are filled and the wall is ready to be painted


The grasshopper I told you about last week, is still sitting in our lemon tree. Since he kind of moved in with us I’ve decided to call him Benjamin. I wonder how long Benjamin will stay with us?

Eco Friendly?


Green gas
Green gas

The gas company have painted the gas cylinders green (they used to be yellow). I’ve read in the paper that the only reason is to give the impression that the gas is eco friendly.

Santa’s cap – not just for show


I like Santa's cap!

I like Santa's cap!

I have had a sore throat for a few days now and today I have been freezing. So I’m wearing almost all warm clothes I have now; long-sleeved shirt, sweater, scarf and warm socks. But I have no cap, so I’ve borrowed Santa’s cap.  It’s keeping me warm!

I’m drinking tea with honey now and I hope I feel better tomorrow.

Det är inte bara Gizmo som behöver träffa doktorn ibland


Vid 7-tiden igår kväll fick jag lite lätt ont i magen. Smärtan blev snabbt värre och flyttade sig till vänster sida, bakåt ryggen.
Runt 8 började jag må illa och kräkas.
Strax innan 9 ringde jag sjukvårdsrådgivningen som sa att jag skulle åka in till sjukhuset, så vi ringde en taxi och åkte till akuten.

Bara nån halvtimme efter att vi kommit dit hade jag så ont att jag varken kunde sitta, ligga eller stå still. Det gjorde minst ont när jag gick, så jag gick fram och tillbaka i ett hörn hela tiden. Illamåendet blev också värre.

Halv 12 var jag så trött att jag slumrade till när jag stod och lutade mig mot väggen. En stund efter det släppte både värken och illamåendet. Vilken lättnad!

Halv 2 fick jag träffa doktorn. Hon sa att det nog var urinvägsinfektion men att det kunde vara njursten. Stället jag hade ont på m.m. tydde på det.

Nu ska jag äta penicillin och hoppas att jag inte får samma problem igen.

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