No Cary Grant, no Tony Curtis, not a submarine to be seen, but thankfully Doctor Malcolm was on hand to save the day!!
Over the weekend I was idly rubbing Peri's belly with my foot as I am wont to do, me on the couch and her on the floor, when I suddenly felt a big lump. My heart stopped still and didn't really start beating again until 5-47pm tonight when Doctor Malcolm rang to say Peri was fine.
We went to the Hospital on Monday and saw Doctor Malcolm, so I knew they were as worried as I was, because he's the Senior Partner and Labrador Specialist!! He felt her lump while she stood very still, and then she leaped about like a mad thing afterwards to show how happy she was at being a good girl!! Then he said she had to be operated on straight away the next day.
I dropped her off this morning and left Harki at home by herself. Peri was as happy as Larry till I went. I could hear her complaining as I drove away. I kept myself busy all day: Harki and I went for a walk around town to buy some wool, I went to The Knitting Coven, I found my lost Library book, I also found enough money on my bedside table to pay my mobile phone bill ($10, I never talk on my phone!!), I ordered some wool from Bendigo even though I have no idea which colour or how many balls, and I knitted away at the first Ing Time sock. Harki stayed at home by herself when I went to The Knitting Coven and didn't cry or bark and was such a wonderful girl- I checked with my neighbour and she kept an eye on her!!! Harki looked for Peri all day.......
The friends I told were supportive and positive and helped to keep me sane and calm.They did an excellent job.
Peri had a fatty lipoma. It is out now and she has some stitches and some antibiotics and she is going to be fine. Tonight she wandered about the house like an aged rock star: confused and weary!! Harki followed her around and they have both gone to bed. Where I will soon be.
It's been an interesting few days and I will be close to home for the rest of the week keeping Peri warm, and trying to keep her at least a little confined. My poor baby!!! She is very brave.
*The film was much better than the TV show.