Lots of horrible things have been happening and I do not like the vets even if they do have biscuits and I have not been feeling very bouncy at all. But this morning I did feel very nearly properly poodley, and we went for a walk by the river and met some friends, and then came home for treats, and then we went out again and I thought it was going to be somewhere nice but it was back to the vet's AGAIN! And I wanted to go home, but it wasn't bad really - he just tickled my tummy a bit and pulled some prickly bits off while I lay on Mum's lap and then he said it was all done and we could go home! And Mum said I was very good and brave to stay still while he did it, and gave me some biscuits (I didn't want them before because I was too worried). And then we went for a nice walk, although I got a bit cold and tired on the way back so Mum carried me. And she says with luck we won't have to go back to the vets for anything horrid for ages, and we can just call in for biscuits when we are passing, and that I should feel bouncier and poodlier every day now, until I have forgotten all about the horrible stuff and can go for long runs across the fields without even thinking about it. And she says this is the time of year when people think about the things that make them thankful, and she is very thankful that the horrible stuff is over for now, but I think I would be even more thankful if it hadn't happened at all!