Today is a perfect day to fly a kite, if I only had one.
The wind is steady and rather strong today and it would be perfect to fly a kite. I remember from when I was a kid flying them on a big football field just outside my home. Some had home-made kites but I had a bought one made from two thin sticks on each side and thin see through plastic between them. There was a big Donald Duck print on the plastic sheet on mine and I loved it. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a good kite after that one broke.
The sun is shining and if it hadn’t been for the wind I would probably have had my kitchen door open all day. Well, my dogs and I can enjoy the day for shorter periods of time anyway even if it would have been nice to be able to sit on the kitchen stairs with a cup of coffee. It’s always a bit problematic these kinds of days when it comes to keep the cottage warm. The rooms with windows towards south is always very warm but the others are rather cold 🙂 If I start a fire in the stove now my bedroom on the upper floor will be terrible hot because the sun goes down on that side of the cottage.
I’m a bit worried, no I’m very worried about Hector right now. We were out in the garden yesterday afternoon and the dogs were playing and having fun. I didn’t notice anything special but suddenly Hector started to limp and it wasn’t a small limp. He didn’t shout from pain, he just started to limp. It was so bad he couldn’t stand on his right hind leg at all. He has osteoarthritis in his right hip since long but that has been controlled with the help of his medicine.
So we didn’t go for any longer walk yesterday and I made him rest as much as possible until this morning. It did look a bit better when I woke up and he did follow us on a walk in the cow pasture just outside the cottage. Sometimes he almost walks normal but sometimes his limping is really bad. He is still very happy though and he still wants to walk with us. What surprises me is that he suddenly starts to run like crazy 🙂 I do hope that is a sign that he isn’t as bad in his hip as it looks. I’m not sure if this is a problem that will be helped by him moving around a lot or if it is best to just make him rest. Thinking of my own hip problems resting didn’t help that much to be honest.
If this doesn’t get better at all within a week I’m afraid I’ll have to take that decision I fear. But it is no use worrying about that yet. The weekend is coming with nice and sunny weather. I think I’ll take a shorter walk with him in the morning and then later take a longer walk with the two others. None of us will like it but I think that’s for the best.
Have a great day!