Poor Poppy. Bad enough that she should be confined to the Born Free Enclosure following the recent dog fox episode. Yesterday she had the long-delayed visit to the vet to have her teeth cleaned. This involved a general anaesthetic for Poppy and a short but intense programme of counselling for Alison. The vet – why do they all seem to be 14 years old – began with the comforting opener, ‘You know this involves an element of risk?’
Anyway, she arrived home in a fairly cross-eyed state but with her Colgate ring of confidence shining bright. And by this evening, she was well enough to sit and watch the Shamwari programme.