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Juli

Does anyone remember Pereg and me?

It has been a long time since we posted so I wondered if anyone remembered us.

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kaz

Of course we do  
Juli

That was Pereg and I and The Silver Monster, my road mobility scooter, who really is a monster!

Anyhow, it has been a bad year in many ways for both Pereg and for me.  And I was extremely distressed at being banned from two sites - one a disability site and one a food site, both of which I had been members of for around ten years, during the last war here.  And yes, it was a war.

The comments from both were almost identical - "we have accepted your religion and your Country for x number of years but it has now been decided that we do not want you or any of your ilk to be members of our site."

OK, their problem.  But distressing all the same, and just about stopped me from posting anywhere.

And Pereg has not had a very good year with her epilepsy but we cope, she and I.  I love her more than I have ever loved any dogs that shared my life before, and believe me I loved them all.   Pereg is just, somehow, special.

I have also had a couple or three spectacular falls. smashing my face, causing eye socket and cheekbone fractures, "minor" skull fractures - head hitting stone floors = OUCH.  Fell over Pereg twice trying to shift her from bashing her head against the wall during seizures one day, the second time I had not taken my spectacles off so was within a millimetre of losing my eye as my specs smashed and dug in - 20 stitches later oh so close to my eye, and bad permanent scarringm but thankfully I did not lose my eye.

Pereg?  My fatso Pereg who has gained weight again since the last diabolical episodes - currently down to maybe fortnightly but even that is so difficult for me to cope with.  I am far too old to cope with any dog let alone an epileptic one.

But I love her.

Pereg, Pereg,
Fatso Pereg
So much work
And so much worry

Pills for this
And pills for that
And life tied up

But I'm not sorry
For I love my girl
No ifs or buts

She is my life
As I am hers
And that is all
That really
Matters

I guess we both
Are mad
As
Hatters
Grandma Bodger

Of  course I remember you I love your scooter just what I could do with, do you use it on the road or do you keep to the pavement .
Juli

Hello Grandma Bodger!

The Silver Monster is a road and an off-road scooter, definitely not a pavement one.  He is big and he is powerful but his steering is so light  and his forward/reverse controls can be used by either hand which is A Good Thing as my arms are rather useless.

He [I call all my wheels "he" because they do work for me] is actually a one-off.  The base is a double one and the motor extra powerful but the person who wanted a double seater did not want the extra power so my scooter guy arranged with the importers to put a double seat on a less powerful scooter and a large "captain's chair" on the base powerful scooter.

Which explains why he has "running boards" which widen the footplate.

If you compare him to, say, the Breeze 4 - which is also sold as an off-road scooter, you would see that The Silver Monster is larger and his wheels are much bigger than those of the Breeze 4.  He is also more powerful but a heck of a lot easier to control.

Apologies to anyone who does not know about mobility scooters but I think that Grandma Bodger does.

I do have a pavement scooter [I call him Tontoo as he is the second one of that model, the first being Tonto because his colour was silver...  as in The Lone Ranger?] which folds and fits in the boot of a taxi.  I also replaced my original electric wheelchair with the most wonderful one ever - a Heartway Escape who, of course, is called Xanadu.

Think about it...

Xanadu was built from the basic chair to what I needed - new orthopaedically shaped seat, ditto back - he had lights fitted - cost a small fortune but I had saved my mobility allowance to pay for him instead of buying a car.  Actually that allowance also paid for The Silver Monster, which is why I have the wheels that are just perfect for me.

Oh, and my little bungalow is the white one on the left of that photo, which was taken by the new lease-holder of the little shop diagonally across the road from me.  

The area with trees and children-sized "gym" equipment is immediately across the little road from my bungalow.

And that is us - or rather was us when the photo was taken on 27 October.

Fatso Pereg.  Skinny me.  And The Silver Monster!
Rena

kaz wrote:
Of course we do  


My first thought!

Great to see you and Pereg again, Juli!

I am truly sorry for how rough things have been and continue to be for you and Pereg. Just please remember, no matter how rough it gets, not everyone is against you...in fact there are probably more for you and your countries plight than you may ever know. So, so Wonderful to see you back and posting here again.
Dave C

Good to see you back Juli

Sounds like you have had a tough time recently but you are back with friends now  
Scottie

Great to hear from you again Juli and Pereg.  You certainly have had a rough year so lets hope 2015 will be far better for you  
sod

from us here have been hoping you would come back as like others miss you a lot. Sorry to hear about how things have been going but so glad  your love for each other helps you both. Always thinking of you 2 when I come on here. As Rena said there are a lot of people that are behind your country I know our family are. Please keep telling us about how it is for you.
Juli

Pereg decided to have another Grand Mal seizure at 5.30am today.  Well, today would have been Day 31 so it could have been worse, but I am not sure where we will sleep tonight as she did her usual losing bladder control and my duvet and everything was drenched.

Oh well, not the first time and will not be the last.  She has no idea that there is anything wrong with her, nor is she aware of having a seizure - but for me it is oh no, not again, and I honestly wonder how much longer I will be able to cope.

And I cannot help but wonder, why her?  Why did this love of my life have to be epileptic?
sod

Don't have the answers but do know the love you have for each other would be so great to see between all people.
Juli

sod wrote:
Don't have the answers but do know the love you have for each other would be so great to see between all people.


Pereg is not the first dog I have ever had although I know that she will be the last, but she is the first one that has eaten into my heart like this. Maybe because of her condition as she is far from the best behaved one ever!

But you are right.  If people had just a fraction of love for each other that I have for Pereg, the world would be in a far better place than it is.
sod

We have one like her in that she has got into all the familys hearts, we've had many working/pet dogs but Meg has done the same. So we understand just what you mean and how you two feel.
Juli

sod wrote:
We have one like her in that she has got into all the familys hearts, we've had many working/pet dogs but Meg has done the same. So we understand just what you mean and how you two feel.


What a beauty - what is it with these special dogs?

And why did I all of a sudden post here on Sunday after being AWOL for such a long time - and then Pereg having a seizure on Tuesday morning - not that I think it was anything but a sheer coincidence.  

I remember all the dogs I had - and bred.  All the puppies I helped deliver.  And I loved them all.  I adored my Little One, my Lexi - and the first photograph I ever took of her is still the wallpaper on my computer, but Pereg?

Pereg the diabolical, misbehaving, demanding, adorable, loving Pereg?

Who did not choose to be epileptic and who has no idea that there is something wrong in her brain, and who has no knowledge of seizures or how she is afterwards.

She is just my girl.
sod

I don't know but they some how are just that special and sent to be just that, we got Meg as she was going to be shot because the guy couldn't get her to work for him ( she had been beaten by some evil person too) but his wife asked if we could look after her untill she found forever home for her. But after we met her I just couldn't let her go   She work our cattle well for me  
Juli

sod wrote:
I don't know but they some how are just that special and sent to be just that, we got Meg as she was going to be shot because the guy couldn't get her to work for him ( she had been beaten by some evil person too) but his wife asked if we could look after her untill she found forever home for her. But after we met her I just couldn't let her go   She work our cattle well for me  


There has to be a reason.  I mean why did I choose Pereg when there were five puppies in the litter?  But I know that had a brought home another puppy maybe she would not have been epi but then she would not have been Pereg, would they.

And whoever had taken Pereg would, quite probably, discarded her when it all started.

I do not know if I posted this before here, but if I did I am not going to apologise for posting it again, because this is my Pereg.  My girl.

I look at her and play with her
And she is just a normal dog

But when the Monster comes and then
I see her thrashing

It breaks my heart

Because there's nothing
I can do
To stop the Monster

'Till his work is done

And my girl is back
When he has gone

All I can do is comfort her
And tell her that I love her so

And it does not matter

Not in my heart

That she is epi
Because it is part

Of who she is
And what she is

And I love her so

Whatever is

For me she's just my beloved girl

And epi is just a minor part

Of my little Pereg

So deep in my heart

Because our epis are special gifts

That we must treasure

No buts or ifs

Maybe they chose us

I don't know

But my special girl

Gives me a glow

When she looks at me and then I know

Without her life would be nothing and so

Without her I'd have lost so much

Such love and oh so such loving trust

And life would not

Have been the same

Without my Pereg


Epi is her name
sod

  Love it thanks read it to Meg sure she loved it too Give Peg a big hug from us all

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