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OMG we have toes!

Just taken Mollydog in for rebandaging again, and she has come back with toes visible on all 4 feet!    I haven't seen the toes on the affected leg since August.   At long last she is no longer a partial Pobble*. 

She's supposed to start putting weight on it now, but persuading her to do that when the leg is so wasted is not that easy.  At the moment she's basically using it only as a parking brake. 

* does anyone remember a children's book in which the Pobble sets out to reclaim his toes? I'm sure I remember one quite clearly, but Amazon knows it not. 

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parrot_knight
28th Oct, 2009 12:03 (UTC)
I'm pleased to read that Mollydog is recovering. She (and you) possess great patience and tenacity.
bunn
28th Oct, 2009 17:09 (UTC)
Thanks! I'm not sure she'd agree with you about the patience and tenacity, but would definitely appreciate praise of any kind!
tovaglia
28th Oct, 2009 14:49 (UTC)
Edward Lear, I think.
bunn
28th Oct, 2009 17:00 (UTC)
The original Pobble poem is by Lear, but the book I mean is a followup to the Pobble poem. In the poem of course, the Pobble famously loses his toes after his scarlet noseflannel is snatched by a porpoise: in the book we discover the fearful plot behind the theft of the toes, and go in search of the porpoises. I can't remember if Pobble actually gets his toes back in the end or not, but I do remember the Runcible Cat was an important character.

I don't think the book was by Lear.
(Anonymous)
28th Oct, 2009 15:53 (UTC)
http://www.poetry-online.org/lear_the_pobble_who_has_no_toes.htm

Neuromancer
bunn
28th Oct, 2009 17:01 (UTC)
That's the original poem by Lear, the book was a followup, with the Runcible Cat with crimson whiskers playing an important role. My memory is that it was a sort of whodunnit, but I can't remember if they ever found the toes.
ladyofastolat
28th Oct, 2009 16:56 (UTC)
As a children's librarian, I felt duty bound to try to track down your Pobble sequel. I put in all the obvious search terms, and sure enough came up with a reference to a chldren's book in which the Pobble sets out to reclaim its toes. Then I saw the address: bunn.livejournal.com. Oh well... It was a nice moment of triumph while it lasted.
bunn
28th Oct, 2009 17:02 (UTC)
Drat! I was hoping you might know!

Isn't Google quick tho...
ladyofastolat
28th Oct, 2009 17:18 (UTC)
What about this one? I can't find any actual information about it, but the title seems to fit your description, and it's from the right era.
bunn
28th Oct, 2009 17:46 (UTC)
Aha - armed with that info, I looked on Ebay and found more detail, and yes, it is the right one!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/The-Pobble-and-the-Runcible-Cat-Muriel-Lamb-HBDJ-1st-76_W0QQitemZ360195035208QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAntiquarian_Books_UK?hash=item53dd4c1048

Well done! I was thinking of buying it but £20 seems a tad pricy - though a snip compared to the other sellers!
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