From the bowels of my heart — 21 Comments

  1. Unfortunately I suffer from the same thing, always have, so I understand your post more than most I would believe. Penny is probably just a reflection of your own mood, you know how dogs are so sensitive (empathic?) to their favorite human’s feelings and all that. I can’t do anything about the endogenous part of the cause but the reactive part is easy. I just shoot whatever I’m reacting to (Okay, in my mind not in reality but it still helps).

    • There’s no point in shooting the weather?  Shooting the breeze maybe.  I think the somewhat over large lamb bone might have played a part in Penny’s little problem, but she does indeed pick up on moods to a remarkable extent.

  2. Dunno about the Black Dog – if it descends on me, I can’t say I’ve noticed. Maybe I’m being too Black Doggish to notice at the time. The only Dog that sometimes comes to me is Hair of The Dog (that bit you), which tends to be quite rejuvenating. Maybe it would work with the Black Dog too. Worth a try…

    • Oh, by the way, since you changed that add-on thingy or whatever it was, your site has been working perfectly for me. Haven’t had a glitch since.

      • I’m not sure which did the trick – a change of theme or a change of caching methods.  It was probably the latter though the same setup on other sites never caused problems.  What the hell – it’s fixed!

    • Nah!  Whiskey is good for most things but not for the downers.  A good blast of tobacco is your only man there.  Calms the mind.

  3. it’s called “The Black Dog” because just like Penny, it needs to be embraced, understood, taught new tricks and ultimately brought to heel.

    Best of luck Grandad, you’re a battler.

  4. I was given adrenaline tablets back in September. I’m not over the moon about their effects, but the black dog has got no further than the door.

  5. I dont suffer from black dog, more like dalmation dog, in fact ive cheered up in my old age, i was a right miserable bastard when i was young!

    • You’re right – it is more of a Dalmation.  Most of the time I’m grand but every now and then [usually when it’s cold dark and windy] I hit one of his black spots. 

      Anyhows the little fucker is gone today.  Grouchy service back to normal.

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